Outdoor living today had become parallel in nature to the landscape that surrounds your home. Within that space the design at hand should not only look fabulous but feel fabulous too. In todays arena of outdoor living and living outdoors fabulously the amenities and the design in which they lie in contribute to endless hours relaxing, recreating, dining and even entertaining with family and friends. Whether your intentions are grande or intimate a great outdoor living designer should be able to create all that is desired in your outdoor space for both dining and entertaining to meet the parameters of the space provided for all seasons both day and night.
The secret to success for all family members to willingly engage in time outdoors is to find the familiarity and lifestyle favored by each member indoors and portray that outdoors. This is inherit in the design approach of Outdoor Living Fabulously by designer Michael Gotowala, founder of The Outdoor Kitchen Design Store by Preferred Properties.
Gotowala walks us through a design of one of his residence projects in which his work is showcased. This residence in Connecticut represents the resort like landscape and plays out well for all ages of family members.Outdoor living elevates the quality of life for everyone when they spend time outdoors enjoying what they like to do best. The scene is set here a unite pool, splash deck above, stone hot tub, outdoor fireplace with pizza oven, fully furnished pool house and outdoor covered kitchen complete with alfresco bar and beverage, heated area with TV and culinary delight.
A closer look at the outdoor kitchen reveals how culinary and conversation can intermingle in perfect harmony whether cooking an evening meal on the grill, lobsters steamed or on the barbie, pizza or weekend breakfast. The stone and stucco arches within keeping of the architecture of the features of the home. The decision of covering the outdoor kitchen comes with many benefits such as expanded use throughout the seasons, the ability to harbor heat and light, fine touches of detail with the moldings and tray ceilings, subtleness of ceiling paddle fans, shelter from the blazing sun and even sky lights. Many more attributes with audio and visual TV settings and generally less maintenance to keep things dry, clean and tidy. In New England a covered outdoor kitchen outlasts an open air outdoor grill island by about 10.5 months to 2 years. The outdoor kitchen is designed and set up for intimate family dinners or large catered gatherings.
The free form unite pool with raised splash deck is the perfect pool for parties during the summer sizzler months and the upper level of the pool with a raised splash deck for sunbathing and cooling off kiddie pool becomes very inviting. Certainly positioned within the lush landscape the outdoor swimming pool looks great and swims fabulous too. Offset separately from the pool is a sunken stone spa for 8-10 to enjoy. Gotowala’s design flavor for the pool house was to stone and stucco the exterior to resemble the main stay of the main house. Inside the pool house is a complete ensemble of living. Additional kitchen, stackable washer and dryer, shower and sleep over loft for over nights virtually outdoors. The pool house is fully equipped for the kids and their friends while also doubling as an aupaire when the family travels for extended periods of time. Swinging patio doors keep you out during inclement weather and plays you in to enjoy when the time is right.
Within view of all angles positioned just that way with a raised hearth and deepened fire box sits the outdoor fireplace with a built in wood fired pizza oven. A perfect Friday night date for the family or even the whole high school lacrosse team. This area in front of the pool house and adjacent to the pool with its curved sitting walls deserves its own outdoor space. Everyone always seems to be drawn to the mesmerizing snap, crackle and pop of the dancing flames thrown by an outdoor fireplace. Once the pizza oven mode is fired up the appropriate heat levels, pizzas are made into perfection within ten minutes – what a fabulous thing to do with friends and family!
Looking grande in the landscape is the stone outdoor fireplace with wood fired pizza oven. It seems the more dramatic the fireplace the more dramatic the outdoor space becomes. It is also relevant to say that the outdoor fireplace links the outdoor kitchen to the outdoor living space. A great outdoor kitchen design should be able to host the party, engage the gathering, extend the quality of time spent outdoors and even embrace all four seasons here in New England both day and night!
When proper highlighting is in place to illuminate certain features that stand still in the
landscape such as trees, plants, Home architecture and so forth it sets the scene.
However with a Great night lighting designer such as Gotowala the lighting strategy
steps beyond all that. The night lighting captures the movements, the events in just the
right night time ambiance. This skill set differentiates a good lighting job versus a great
lighting design defining space and following the events within that space. Michael
Gotowala is a two time award winning AOLP residential Landscape Lighting recipient
throughout the country. Many of Michael’s recognized outdoor lighting designs enable
you to feel the interaction of time spent outdoors at night.
As a nurseryman, Outdoor Living fabulously design builder, housing exemplary masonry team talents and passionate night lighting design installer these attributes only add up to very high standards for what you expect in the BEST OF OUTDOOR LIGHTING.
The design build of this type of project living fabulously beyond the walls of your home
is quite an orchestration of design and build theory involving numerous types of
tradesmen. This is where THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN DESIGN STORE by PREFERRED
PROPERTIES under the design build lead of Michael Gotowala supersedes expectations.
See for yourself why LIVING BEYOND THE WALLS OF YOUR HOME CAN BE OH SO FABULOUS. Not feeling fabulous about your own outdoor living space? Reconsider your Design with Outdoor Living Fabulously designer Michael Gotowala and his PREFERRED PROPERTIES team.