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NJ Landscape Designer – Shelter & Privacy Landscaping

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

NJ Landscape Designer – Shelter & Privacy Landscaping

Shelter and Privacy Landscaping Design Ideas from Cipriano Custom Swimming Pools and Landscaping of Mahwah, NJ

If you think about it, what does every room in your house have in common? Walls and a ceiling, unless of course you have your own observatory, but we can put that notion aside for now. The ceiling, the walls, and the roof provide privacy and shelter for you and your family. One of the most popular trends in the landscape design industry is to create the luxury outdoor room. Shouldn’t these comfortable outdoor rooms offer privacy and shelter found within the house? The best outdoor living spaces feature masonry and landscaping ideas that shield you from nearby neighbors, looming houses, the sweltering sun, and dismal weather conditions.


Do you live in a neighborhood where all the houses are close together? Are you famous? Do you have paparazzi following you around everywhere you go? The privacy of your home can be improved through landscaping and masonry. First you can consider plant life. Mature trees, shrubs, or bamboo can be used for screening purposes. Evergreens are a nice option for year-round privacy from nearby neighbors. Strategically placed trees will offer privacy at a lower cost than masonry walls and structures. Masonry structures, such as fireplaces, walls decorated with fabrics, architectural elements, televisions, or even waterfalls, can offer privacy in unique and beautiful ways.


Shelter, or a ceiling, is another useful component of the luxury outdoor living space. If you provide a roof to the outdoor room, you allow yourself the possibility of enjoying the landscape design rain or shine. On nice days, the structures will shield from the sun as much as they shield from the rain. Shade will help you to relax and take it easy, providing the perfect place to take a load off and gaze upon the surroundings of the backyard landscape. In terms of actual structures, you may choose pergolas, pergolas with retractable awnings, pavilions, custom awnings, and oversized umbrellas. A patio can also be placed under a raised deck area. The deck could utilize a dry-below system, which prevents rain from dripping through any cracks in the decking. These are all very nice and versatile options with different styles. Personal preference and where you are with construction will help you choose the best option for your project.

I hope you can consult with your landscape architecture firm about these two great outdoor living ideas. Privacy, depending upon your home, preference, and celebrity status, could be a priority for you. Shelter can give you a nice balance between outdoor living and protection from the natural elements like sunshine and rain. Rain or shine, you will have a comfortable chance to get outside and reap the benefits of a well thought-out landscape design. The luxury of outdoor rooms might then be completely indistinguishable from the comfort of indoor living inside the home.