Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pining for a great outdoor space

I stayed home from work sick today since whatever's been going around finally hit me. I've started to feel a lot better this afternoon though, and it also happened to be about 70 degrees today (in December, in the DC area, crazy!). All I really wanted to do was lounge outside.
Our sad little patio

But this is our patio. It's... well...at least it's a patio, and I'm thankful that we have some sort of outdoor space (and being on the ground floor is a definite plus with a dog!). But it's so small, and the furniture we have out there is fine for a quick meal but not comfy to relax on. It's also not at all private - it's right by the parking lot and there are always a bazillion people walking by (or in today's case, a big noisy truck and workmen). Not exactly the outdoor retreat I was craving today.

We ended up taking a little walk to the dog park just to get outside a bit, even though lounging outside sounded a lot better than walking.

Even after we got back, I just kept thinking about how amazing it would be to have a nice outdoor space... like a REALLY nice outdoor space... like one of these...

Ok - stopping myself there. I could look at outdoor spaces all day - firepits and outdoor chimneys, pools and hot tubs, built-in barbecues ..ahhhh, so nice! Once we move into our house, I realize it'll be a long time before we have much going on in the backyard - but we will have a yard, and I can put a comfy chair in it, and I won't be disturbed by people on the sidewalk 10 feet away - and that is plenty for me to look forward to!


  1. Oh wow! I'd gladly take any of those backyards too. We have a deck/ patio set-up in our back yard, but it needs some MAJOR updating and it's not at all comfortable. The people that we bought our house from did the work themselves... they didn't know what they were doing. Someday, our dream backyards will come. :)

    1. haha yeah some things are just not meant for DIYing! A deck/patio seems like it could turn out very wrong if you're clueless! lol. I'll keep my fingers crossed we both get those dream backyards one of these days!!

  2. nice post on landscape..all design are awesome its all seems to be design by the expertised Orange County Landscape Architect.