Great picture of outdoor sitting area

Before starting any work, you have to pick a theme for your outdoor living spaces. Finishing Touches Landscaping can help with this. It usually helps to have someone helping with this process as there are many different themes that can be picked. Any theme that you pick will require plants, flowers, bushes and trees that will work for your back yard.

Some ideas for themes:

  • Mediterranean
  • Asian
  • Modern
  • Eclectic
  • Old World
  • Country
  • Tuscan
  • Contemporary

Each theme can be accomplished in almost all environments and southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois are no exception to this. Once you have a theme, let us know and we can provide any number of ideas that will work for you.

Sunny outdoor terrace

After picking a theme, you will want to choose the major features in your landscaping/outdoor living space. Here are some possible choices:

  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Fire Pit
  • Water Pond
  • Water Fall
  • Lighting
  • Barbecue
  • Sink
  • Refrigerator
  • Bar
  • Kitchen Area With Stools
  • Couches and Chairs
  • Outdoor Heaters
Sunny outdoor terrace

Establishing the level of maintenance you wish to perform on your landscape. As you create outdoor living spaces, you will change the level of maintenance required. We can help with the maintenance and we can help with choices that can reduce the maintenance.

Some items can make a huge impact on your landscaping without impacting maintenance. A large covered terrace can provide a spacious area to entertain guests while at the same time requiring little to no maintenance. A water can be designed to be its own ecosystem requiring less maintenance than a pool.

There are many choices for each and deciding on a maintenance level will determine you selections.

Photo of outdoor patio with large screen tv

Below are some ideas of what can be done to create your very own outdoor living space:

  • Outdoor fire pit
    Outdoor fire pits serve two purposes: they light up your yard and they provide heat when it gets a little chilly. They provide a great place to gather for friends and family.
  • Outdoor Dining Furniture
    A sunny day with a slight breeze is perfect for lunch outside. And a moonlit night at around 70° is perfectly suited for dinner outside. An outdoor table can be the perfect addition for your outdoor living space. Couches, chairs and end tables around a fire pit provide a great place to relax at the end of the day.
  • Outdoor kitchen
    Give yourself a great place to cook meals. All the luxury of your kitchen outside with your very own view. Outdoor kitchens are easier to install and maintain as the appliances are better crafted than they used to be. Greater efficiency and durability are possible now due to improvements in the technology.
  • Outdoor Lighting
    Don’t let your relaxing experience end just because the sun has gone down. The choices for outdoor lighting have grown. Wall lanterns, hanging lanterns, ceiling lights and even chandeliers are selections available now.
  • Shades & Screens
    There are a number of choices for privacy screens and sun shades. They also help to make your outdoor vacation spot a perfect combination of privacy, sunshine and shade.