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You pinned the perfect patio idea on Pinterest. You saw a pool on Houzz that would transform your Westchester, NY property into the ultimate getaway. You were dining out and loved the way a pergola made your outdoor table feel so intimate. When you look out into your backyard—you see possibilities!

Why not put some of these ideas into action, or build them into a grand master plan so you can get the outdoor living space you always dreamed of?

Here are five trending landscape designs for Westchester, NY estates to spark some inspiration.

Expand Your Outdoor Entertainment Space 

You have a patio and outdoor kitchen area, but you’d like to add a gathering area with seating. You’d simply make the entire footprint larger so you can accommodate more guests—or spread out and gain a bit of breathing room. It’s time to annex more ground to dedicate for outdoor living. Accomplish it by connecting additional patio spaces to the main “landing” with walkways. Or, add on to the patio and define the new living area by using a different but complementary patio material. An experienced landscape architect will ensure the patio addition accents your home’s architecture, blends in with surroundings, and connects seamlessly with the existing space.

Build a Pool and Spa that Complements Your Landscape 

There’s vacation, and there’s staycation. And let’s face it, vacations inspire the type of pools and spas we’d like to have at home so we can get away from the stress and constant schedule of modern life without getting on a plane.

You don’t have to build a large pool to feel like you’re at a resort. Smaller pools are perfect for small backyards, leave more room for an entertainment space, require less maintenance and don’t cost as much to heat. Also ,on-trend is incorporating a spa only. And, more than ever before, we’re focused on ways to thoughtfully integrate the pool and spa into the natural environment so it looks as if it has always been there.pergola and pool designed by Neave Group

Add a Pergola to Finish an Outdoor Room 

Pergolas complete the feel of an outdoor room by providing structure and coverage. As an architectural feature, pergolas make a statement in the landscape. Functionally, pergolas define a living space in the landscape—whether that’s a family-room type environment, eating area or general entertainment zone. A pergola can actually extend the amount of time you spend outdoors because it provides some protection from the elements. And, there’s something about a pergola that creates a sense of comfort and intimacy.

Enhance Landscape Lighting and Extend Your Time Outdoors

You might have some typical landscape lighting already, or outdoor fixtures for illuminating walkways, a driveway or entrances to your home. That’s basic. But landscape lighting technology has come a long way. There are color-changing lights that allow you to select scenes to celebrate a holiday or event (like the big game). Architectural accent lighting systems accent structure and texture, adding dimension to your home at night. Uplight trees and discreetly illuminate focal points in the landscape so they glow. Landscape lighting provides necessary visibility in entertainment, play and cooking spaces so you can maximize the time you spend outside.

Maximize Breathtaking Views

Imagine a pool built into a cliffside view of the Hudson Valley. Or, envision a spa that’s settled into a garden-like landscape designed for beauty and privacy. The focus of our pool and spa designs at Neave Group is to seamlessly incorporate the pool/spa into the natural environment and make the most of Westchester, NY’s stunning views. The same goes for patios and outdoor kitchens. This way, we can truly feel at home in nature.

Luxury Landscapes in Westchester, NY

Don’t just dream it. Do it. Give us a call and we’ll visit your Westchester, NY estate to explore the possibilities. Contact us at 914.271.7996, or fill out this simple form and we’ll get in touch with you.


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