Outdoor Living Atlanta
Outdoor Living Atlanta, created by ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete, top Outdoor Living Atlanta Contractor. ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete is the premier Outdoor Living Atlanta Contractor. Stone patio design and construction is among our many Outdoor Living Atlanta construction specialties. We realize that the design and creation of a new or replacement stonework, stone masonry patio or Outdoor Living space can be confusing to most potential Atlanta clients. Our foremost job is as an Outdoor Living contractor in Atlanta is to educate our clients of not only the many facets within the construction of your new masonry patio that we handle, but exactly what is involved with each facet of the design and construction of your new Outdoor Living stone masonry Patio. We can help you select the material and design of, in this case, your new stone masonry Patio, along with its application. Our many, many years of experience as an Outdoor Living Contractor creating masonry patios for our Atlanta clients with our own hands, creates a trust between you, the client, and us, the contractor.
Patio Outdoor Living
A Patio built of stone will bring added enjoyment to the Outdoor Living space of your Atlanta home. Our Patio Outdoor Living projects have been consistently voted in as the best by all of our Atlanta, North Atlanta, Buckhead, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Alpharetta, Milton, Cumming, Woodstock, Johns Creek, Duluth, Dunwoody, Brookhaven, Virginia Highlands, Vinings, Morningside, Lenox, Chastain, and Smyrna clients. As the premier Patio Outdoor Living Contractor in Atlanta, the masonry patios that we can design and create will serve you in beauty, design and function. Outdoor Living Patio design is where our artistry as a Patio Outdoor Living Contractor meets with our true mastery of technique and quality in Atlanta Outdoor Living construction. We truly are masters of the work that we do and our finished Patio Outdoor Living projects speak for themselves.
Contractor Outdoor Living
As a Contractor, we can design and construct the perfect Stone Patio for your home's Outdoor Living spaces. We consider Stone construction of all types to be an art form. The years of dedication needed to become a Mason and even more-so a master Mason proves our abilities as a Contractor to be able to construct the perfect patio for the Outdoor Living space in your home. We also excel in all areas of home Masonry and stone Masonry as well. As a Contractor of stone patio construction we have had countless remarks and compliments revolving around the obvious artistic and professional abilities we possess as a company of Master tradesmen in creating amazing Outdoor Living spaces. We are a Contractor who prides itself on the fabulous Outdoor Living construction of stone patios, stone outdoor kitchens, stone outdoor and indoor fireplaces and chimneys, stone retaining and decorative walls, stone columns and pool decks... the list is quite long as to the many types of projects, designs and materials that we as a Contractor can bring together for any number of total turnkey stonework, masonry, hardscape, landscape, or Outdoor Living projects that you desire.
As a Contractor we can help you design and select all the elements needed for your new Outdoor Living design based on your individual needs. As a Contractor and provider of stone patio design we specialize in offering you all types of materials for your home's new Outdoor Living area. How large would you like your Outdoor Living area to be? What materials would you like us to use as the contractor of your new Outdoor Living space? How would you like us to incorporate the artistry of our tradesmen into the functionality of your new Outdoor Living design? We can help you answer these and many other questions concerning the Outdoor Living design needs for your Atlanta home. The following is a list of Top 10 features for Outdoor Living Spaces in Atlanta that you may want to consider for your own home's Outdoor Living Project.
Top 10 Features for Outdoor Living Spaces in Atlanta
1. Safety and Security for homeowners
Safety lighting for paths and walkways is always a focus
2. Eating at Home
Eating at home is an important way for families to stay connected. Family dinners are not just about eating, but about communicating and checking in with everyone to make sure they’re okay. Eating outdoors can be as simple as serving your meal indoors and carrying the plates to an Outdoor Living area on a deck or patio just outside the kitchen, or to more expansive outdoor kitchens which are now becoming quite popular.
Seating and dining areas are the minimum requirement for eating outdoors. Most often there is a sliding patio door to a deck or patio, just off the kitchen or family room.
Grills are almost an American institution as you can buy a simple barbecue grill to more elaborate gas grills with all the trimmings.
Counter space isn’t important until you don’t have enough of it. If you are cooking outdoors, then you will probably want to serve the meal outside as well, and that requires counter space for serving.
Utility storage is useful for things that you frequently use. For families that eat outside a lot, extra cutlery, paper plates and napkins that are near your eating area will make meals go more smoothly. It is important to be able to enjoy this special time with your family.
3. Entertaining at Home
Entertaining at home means different things to different people. Entertaining almost always starts with food, whether it’s a full meal or just hors d’oeuvres. You’ll use the same outdoor eating features for your family as when you entertain, so you’ll want to factor in the number of people you might want to cook for or share a sit down meal with at the same time.
4. Fireplaces and Firepits
Fireplaces and Firepits are becoming much more popular on the list of desired Outdoor Living features for Atlanta homeowners. What a perfect way to sit outdoors to enjoy the sunset and cool night air after a long, hot day at work or in the sun.
5. Installed seating
Whether benches, seat walls, ledges or steps, define gathering places for guests to mingle and have a good time. They’re also great for when you want to relax and read a book outdoors
6. Weatherized outdoor furniture
Outdoor Patio Furniture provides flexible outdoor seating that you can rearrange according to the type of party you’re having or where the sun is shining.
7. Stereo systems
Stereo systems give entertaining that special touch. Music adds sizzle to a party, or maybe you want soft music in the background while reading a book or relaxing.
Sinks can take you another step towards creating that perfect outdoor kitchen or maybe a place for everyone to wash the dirt off after playing or doing some gardening or yard work.
9. Extend your house by installing an Outdoor Living Area
Making the outdoors part of your Living environment by designing an Outdoor Living Patio area for your Atlanta home.
10. Outdoor Living Area Design
Design your Outdoor Living space to lead the eye out the door of your home and into the amazing Outdoor Living areas of your property.
Here are some additional Construction Trends in Outdoor Living that we have noticed around the Atlanta area:
Size your patio plans to suit your budget and still add value to your home. Cash-conscious homeowners are settling for less elaborate barbecues because the purchase price is lower; and choosing more economical materials so they can do more for less.
Save on some of the expense of building an outdoor fireplace, firepit or barbecue by installing a pre-fab version that looks similar to a custom-built version.
Consider a portable, store-bought barbecue instead of a built-in version. You can still have hundreds of choices, from a traditional, charcoal-fired Weber Kettle for $100 to a top-of-the-line Viking gas grill with an infrared burner and double side burners for $6,000. Even if you scale back the number of cabinets, drawers and cooking options, you can buy a pretty nice portable model that fits your budget.
Go with a gas fireplace instead of a built-in, wood-burning model to save money and get around no-burn restrictions on bad-air days. Tip: Always hire a professional to hook your gas line up to your outdoor fireplace.
Travertine!!! Take a look at travertine!!! It’s gaining on flagstone as a favorite for patio floors, walls and countertops. It’s a gorgeous natural stone in the limestone family that comes in shades of white, beige and reddish brown. A tip: Seal it to protect it from the heat and spills.
Investing in LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and shying away from incandescent and halogen outdoor lighting. LEDs cost quite a bit more than standard light bulbs, but they last so long you might never have to replace them. Plus, they use so little electricity that you might see a difference in your utility bill. New versions of LEDs emit light that’s closer to standard, incandescent bulbs than they used to be, and they come in multiple colors as well as white. Tip: Most LEDs do not fit into standard light fixtures, so there’s an additional up-front investment to purchase LED lighting fixtures.
Gardening in containers. If you’re short on yard space or just don’t want to spend a lot of time tending to a large garden, plant your annuals and vegetables in containers on the patio. Build the containers from travertine, pavers or another material that matches your outdoor décor if you don’t mind leaving them in permanent position. Tip: We can help you figure out how the container will drain before building it. We can build in drain grates for garden containers that are permanent.
Darken your palette. Earth tones like browns and terracottas are now the latest fashion replacing the green-and-gold color schemes that have been popular for so long. Subtle is in, bold is out.
Choosing the right Contractor and Stone Patio material will bring an added investment to your Atlanta home's Outdoor Living environment. Please remember that your Outdoor Living space is an investment so an up-front higher cost can actually be a better expense in the long term. No matter what materials you choose for your Outdoor Living space, always make sure they are easy to clean and maintain so that they will stand up well to the climate that you live in. In any case, it is always best to seek professional assistance and advise when selecting any of the Stone Patio materials listed above.
Unfortunately, unlike us as a Contractor, there are many individuals and companies out there offering Outdoor Living construction, stonework, Stone Masonry and other forms of construction in Atlanta in which they have no history. Companies, who hire crews or individuals proposing to be masters of the art of stonework and Masonry who do not honestly have the right to claim these abilities. Some owners of these companies many times have never ever been involved in construction themselves – they are pure salesmen. Others who might have “dabbled” in it, yet have never trained in true Masonry, nor are Masons themselves. If you seek the best Contractor of stonework, stone Masonry and many other facets of Outdoor Living construction that we offer, do not hesitate to contact us for all of your Atlanta Outdoor Living projects. We have 26 years of serving the Atlanta and North Atlanta area and an extremely long list of Atlanta clients who have realized that you truly do get what you pay for.
Trust in ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete for all of your Atlanta Outdoor Living stonework and Atlanta Stone Masonry needs as well as all other forms of Stone Patio, Atlanta masonry, Atlanta hardscape, Atlanta landscape and Atlanta home renovation. Mr. Arnold is an Atlanta Master Mason of over 26 years and along with his crews of Master Masons offers you the superior and premier art of stonework, stone masonry and all forms of masonry skill and knowledge necessary to provide you with the best results, hands down! Contact us today for a free consultation – 770.345.2686 ARNOLD Masonry and Concrete, your premier Contractor for Outdoor Living Atlanta Hardscape, Atlanta Landscape, Atlanta Fireplace, Stonework and Home Renovation Contractor Firm 770.345.2686