Outdoor Living Spaces


Designing Outdoor Living Spaces in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Outdoor living spaces Why stay cooped up inside when you can extend the livable portion of your property by creating outdoor living spaces? We take it for granted that our houses are divided into rooms, but in Santa Barbara, the concept of having similar “outdoor living spaces” may sound appealing. Outdoor living areas are extension of your indoor living space.

We like to say, “bringing the indoors ..outdoors”.

Outdoor Living Area Ideas

Think of the elements of outdoor living spaces in terms of their indoor counterparts. Only for outdoor living spaces, the term, “structural” is used metaphorically since it means there’s a lot less to worry about.

  • Kitchen and Built-in Barbeque
  • Media Center
  • Pergola
  • Gazebo
  • Fire Pit
  • Fireplace
  • Secret gardens

Schedule a meeting with us to discuss your interest in creating a outdoor kitchen, media center or gazebo in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Santa Ynez, Oxnard, Ventura or Ojai.

The more aware you become of your outdoor living spaces, the more you can imagine the possibilities and tailor them to suit your needs. The largest obstacle standing in most people’s way is that it just doesn’t occur to them to divide up a yard into mini areas to offer varied experiences and to maximize their enjoyment of it.

Outdoor Living Spaces – Design Considerations

Santa Barbara Pergolas
Part of the point behind the concept of separate “rooms” in a house is that each room is unique. Each space has a different intended purpose. The same can be true for your home’s outdoor spaces.

And just as you furnish, paint or wallpaper an indoor room to a unique color scheme, so you can use color to make individualized statements for each of your outdoor areas.

But here, instead of paint or wallpaper, you determine your color scheme when you select the plants you’ll be using for the area. Proper application of color theory in landscape design can even influence mood and perception.

For instance, the flower colors to employ for a relaxing nook intended for meditation would be different from the colors used for play areas. You can also make small spaces seem larger (and vice versa) depending on the colors you use.

Creating healthy and beautiful landscapes for you is our top priority. We promise you that we’ll create a gorgeous outdoor living space where you’ll be proud to entertain friends or just relax with family.

And you can have the peace of mind knowing that we’re bonded, licensed and insured to protect the safety of our staff and clients.

Down to Earth Landscapes Inc. is located in Santa Barbara, Ca 93101 and for over 40 years has earned a fine reputation for constructing and maintaining outdoor living spaces. We pride ourselves on creating unique outdoor living environments for you. Our clients are in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties and the communities of Montecito, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Oxnard.

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