Hardscaping that maximizes your outdoor living space
Nestled in a serene neighborhood in the middle of the city, Orchard Avenue showcases the possibility of landscape design in tight quarters. We maximized our clients’ livable area, providing them with a whole new space to relax and unwind. Hardscaping refers to the non-living elements incorporated into a landscape, such as patios, decks, walkways, and retaining walls—and our expert designers made the hardscaping features shine for this client’s cozy, city spot.
The front yard transformation enhances the livability—the widened deck being the focal point. The outdoor space invites residents and guests to bask in the coastal ambiance, adds curb appeal, and is one of our favorite hardscape features to work with. Contrasting the deck’s wood and the vibrant greenery, the concrete pavers & stone retaining walls tier the front yard and provide structure to the overall landscape design.
Eco Minded Solutions’ xeriscaping experts complement the hardscape elements with a water-conscious landscaping method that is particularly beneficial in Southern California’s arid climate. We utilize native, drought-tolerant plants which require minimal irrigation, thus conserving water and reducing maintenance. The xeriscaping also contributes to a vibrant color palette, with unique species adding pops of color and texture.
The backyard of Orchard Avenue was converted from a modest area into a versatile entertainment patio space. We have meticulously crafted a multi-use space catering to relaxation and social gatherings. Our interior designers help enhance the visual appeal of any given space, complimenting outdoor areas with the perfect furniture and decor.
At the heart of the deck lies a luxurious spa, offering a tranquil retreat for rejuvenation. The warmth of the fire pit provides a cozy gathering spot, perfect for intimate evenings, lively conversations, and outdoor living made famous by Southern California. A sleek bar island and mini-fridge are strategically placed for convenience, ensuring refreshments are always available during gatherings.
Above all, the redwood pergola stands as a striking feature. Pergolas are perfect for casting dappled shadows onto an outdoor living area, adding a touch of rustic elegance to the setting. Under this sturdy structure, entertainment comes alive with a mounted TV. Privacy is paramount and we have addressed this with a tastefully designed privacy screen that blends seamlessly with the surroundings.
Orchard Avenue is more than just a property; it’s an experience crafted with precision, innovation, and an unwavering dedication to sustainability and comfort.
Here are some of the special features that we included in this project.
Eco Minded Solutions Landscape Design and Whole-Home Remodeling ensures a flow between the indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing our clients' home and garden to seamlessly intertwine.
Adding a patio or deck to your backyard is a great investment. This outdoor living space can serve as an ideal location for entertaining guests, family gatherings, barbecues or simply serve as an open-air relaxation spot.
Spa and Lounge Area
Relaxing in the perfect SoCal weather, our designers specialize in creating incredible poolside and spa-like environments.
A pergola offers partial shade, enough to protect you from harsh rays while still allowing some light to filter through. These are ideal for those who love a bit of sunlight with their shade.