Outdoor Structure Design and Construction
Outdoor structures are the backbone of landscape design. These large external spaces provide functionality for your yard and act as visual points of interest that help create a sense of cohesion in your property’s appearance.
Promasterscape designs and builds outdoor structures that are guaranteed to be long-lasting. Our team of expert landscaping contractors create stunning outdoor structures that combine form and function.
Why Build an Outdoor Structure?
Think of a yard as your outdoor living space. Living spaces are more than just decoration, they’re meant to be lived in which is why creating features that encourage their use help you maximize your property. Like other home improvements, an outdoor structure in Toronto can also increase the value of your home.
Outdoor Structure Ideas
There are a lot of options for outdoor structures you can build here in Toronto. While the sheer amount of choices can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be confusing or time consuming to think about. That’s why Promasterscape has a quick checklist that you can ask yourself for a better picture of how your property may look like.
What do I want to do with an outdoor structure? Do I want to cook or just share drinks with friends?
How much can I commit to the budget for this outdoor structure?
What style do I want my outdoor structure to look like? Modern, traditional, or maybe even Asian?
Kinds of Outdoor Structures
There are four main types of outdoor structures in landscaping design and construction. What structure Promasterscape builds for you depends on what you need the extra space for, your budget, and the amount of space you have for the structure.
Pergolas and other shade structures are the perfect way of enjoying the outdoors even when the conditions outside are less than appealing. In the heat of summer, you can relax and entertain outdoors without being overwhelmed by the beating sun. Shade structures also extend the season through fall and winter. If your structure is built with a solid roof or even insulated sides, you can enjoy a peaceful winter morning sipping tea, untouched by rain or snow.
Pergolas are a freestanding structure usually placed within the landscape. They can cover a pathway and define the walking space, or can cover a patio or entertaining space outdoors. A pergola usually has open sides, and either a slatted or solid roof.
Cabanas probably make you think of resorts and beach front relaxation. But you don’t have to leave home for that tropical paradise feel. Cabanas can be built right in your backyard, letting you enjoy the best of outdoor entertaining.
We recommend building cabanas for clients who like to entertain guests. A cabana is a great place to whip up drinks for your next Toronto luau.
An outdoor kitchen is a great addition for homeowners who want space for cooking outdoors. Promasterscape equips each outdoor kitchen with barbeque grills, countertops, sinks, storage cabinets, and even a bar!
When planning an outdoor space, you'll need to think about how many people you intend to accommodate, your entertaining needs, and your budget. The next step is to determine the best location for your kitchen, the size requirements, design layout, countertop placement, and the appliances you'll need. Finally, you must choose the best materials and equipment for accomplishing all your goals.
Adding a fire pit as part of your landscaping will extend the enjoyment of your backyard for you and your guests. They provide warmth, light, a cooking source, and ambiance, making them a natural gathering spot for socializing, entertaining, and relaxation. People are drawn to the campfire-like atmosphere, and before you know it, there will be story-telling and laughter. A fire pit can also serve as an important focal point in your outdoor landscape design. When placed where it can be easily seen from your interior living space, it can be enjoyed from the indoors as well.
There are many options when it comes to the size, shape and style of a fire pit. You can have a built-in fire pit installed, or you can purchase a portable one that can be moved about your yard. If opting for a built-in fire pit, you'll be able to choose from a variety of outdoor finishing materials including concrete, stone and brick. And remember, fire pits don't have to be round-they can be square, L-shaped, triangular, or an entirely custom shape.
Can’t pick from the three? Promasterscape can design a custom outdoor structure for you that combines the features you need in one easy-access space. Get in touch with us and we’ll recommend a landscape design feature that matches your exact needs.