It wasn’t that long ago COVID happened. It was a bit rough. Travel was almost completely nixed. Consequently 2020 was coined The Year of the Home. Boy was it! As we entered 2021, the trend continued. We were asked many times to use the vacation budget to create a place where experiences, conversations, and life could happen steps from the living room. We happily accepted the challenge. We are honored to change the landscape around Hampton Roads, consequently changing the way our clients live outdoors.
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It's 2022! After a crazy couple years, life around the home has changed a little. We've seen a shift to stay-cations and less travel. Smaller groups and entertaining at home became more frequent. The shift started as a temporary measure, we've seen it become more a way of life.
The Aquascape Lifestyles Inspiration Guide can help imagine how that home entertainment can happen. Pictures of spaces with water features, koi ponds, fountains, and garden ponds from the simple to the more complex. While looking through the pictures, note how the water features, patios, and homes flow and connect to create an outdoor space. Many feel effortless, the design or any of these spaces is to fit the end user.
If you entertain frequently but with only one or two other couples/friends, a large drawn out space isn't needed. Maybe something with multiple small seating areas creating different vantages and vistas of the yard. If you entertain infrequent but with large groups, creating an intimate feel for the the morning coffee or evening wine location is important while keeping the space open and accessible from the home.
Hopefully you can find some inspiration here, and have a fantastic New Year!
If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then how much is a video worth? Usually our project recaps include an explanation of our process and the installation details, but for this koi pond and patio install, we thought that we would let the finished project do all the talking. It's no secret that water feature are our favorite element to build in Hampton Roads and beyond, so this one - complete with a fire pit and patio - was the perfect project for us.
If you're interested in the details, here they are: We installed a 14x10 Tranquility Elite koi pond. Complete with underwater lights, water auto fill valve, and an auto doser. We also carved stone steps into the landscape along with a 38’ retention wall and two patios.
Our goal, as always, was for this family to enjoy their outdoor space as a second home right outside their home. Let us know if this is something you would want in your backyard!
About Easton Outdoors
We started out as the neighborhood lawn boys – a group of high school friends trying to make some pocket change. It soon became more. We realized how much we enjoyed landscaping. Over the years, we've transformed hundreds of properties, beautified countless landscapes, and made many homeowners proud. This has become our passion!