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Category Archives: Patios and Walkways

How a Walkway Impacts Curb Appeal

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Master Curb Appeal with A Walkway A new walkway can make a real impact on the appearance of the front of your home. A walkway is an extension of your home and adds tremendous aesthetic value. With proper planning and execution walkways become a functional seamless integration into your landscape. There are many things to […]

Breathtaking Landscape Design in Westwood Invigorates One Family’s Backyard

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Rejuvenating an Unused Westwood Backyard Into an Awesome Outdoor Living Space Before Land Design Associates renovated the backyard at this family home in Westwood, it was bland and underutilized. The small, discolored vinyl deck was misshapen and tired, the paver-stoned yard offered no privacy for socializing and the lawn areas presented unkempt woods that imposed […]

Backyard Hardscape on a Budget in Greater Boston

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How Land Design Associates Transformed One Family’s Backyard Patio Into a Simple Oasis Planning a New Backyard Patio Design Sometimes, all it takes is a creative design and a little hardscaping with a patio wall to liven up your backyard without breaking the bank. In the spring, we met with a family who wanted to […]

7 Ideas for Patios that Will Give You A Great Gathering Space For Your Family

Your patio doesn’t have to be just a big rectangle by the back door. The site of your patio affects how often it will be used and how well it serves its intended purpose. Whether you are designing your own or working with a designer, here are some things to consider in the planning phase. […]

5 Ways To Choose Between a Fire Pit or Fireplace

“Should I get a fire pit or fireplace?” … That’s a question we hear a lot.  Which would you prefer to gather around with your friends? Each has its pros and cons.  Consider the following 5 things when choosing what’s best for your family: 1. Seating Many people choose a circular fire pit because they […]

How to Design An Outdoor Kitchen You’ll Love

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Nothing beats a perfectly done steak on a nice summer evening served with grilled vegetables for a healthy side dish.  With a well-designed outdoor kitchen, you can have a nice place to grill outside all-year-round. In warm months, it will be the center of your outdoor living with family and friends. The rest of the […]