Outdoor Living Spaces

  • Here, a small, private patio is designed right next to the kitchen. Beautiful furniture and established traffic patterns will lead your guests outside while you are busy preparing dinner.

    patio with classical backyard furniture
  • Have you always wanted a deck but didn’t know how or where to start? Contact Trusted Home Contractors and let us help!

    new patio with BBQ
  • A rustic but sophisticated fire pit will quickly become the center of attention. Installing a big, comfortable bench means you can stay up all night talking, no matter how cold it gets! Adding an accessory like an outdoor firewood rack makes it seem a little more homey.

    brick fire pit in backyard
  • If you already have a water feature such as a pond or fountain but haven’t quite figured out what to do with it, let Trusted Home Contractors help. Consider a new deck around your pond. They make wonderful platforms for seating areas or just put a towel down and start soaking up the sun!

    backyard with large deck and pond
  • Gazebos are a fun addition to any backyard and they are easier to build and install than you might realize! A covered oasis means you can even snuggle up with a blanket and your favorite book on a rainy day.

    backyard gazebo
  • An outdoor living room is a perfect excuse to experiment with materials and furniture.

    tiled patio with backyard furniture
  • Using reclaimed wood to build a pergola next to an outdoor cooking area is a creative use of material and space. A pergola is a lovely alternative to a covered porch.

    large pergola in backyard with BBQ
  • A pavilion can be covered in bad weather to provide shade and protection, or left uncovered during warm summer nights. Trusted Home Contractors can help you create the outdoor room of your dreams!

    pergola with vines
  • A small, unused corner of your backyard might be a perfect place for an alternative place to dine. Using salvaged brick can be a cost-saver and a parquet pattern will add some formality to the look and feel of the space.

    backyard with cobble stone path

Whether you have a small patio or expansive views, let some of our ideas inspire you and help you create a dynamic and beautiful outdoor living area!

If you look out your window right now, do you see white? Even if your backyard isn’t blanketed with snow it’s still probably too cold to be lounging around outside. Many of us are stuck inside, dreaming about the warmer months of spring and summer, and a time when we can get some fresh air without worrying about the elements. Have you ever considered adding an outdoor living room to your backyard? Is there a space outside that really isn’t used and might be a perfect spot for a small fire pit and lounge? Since we are all cooped up (California, you don’t have any excuses) spend this time putting your idea books and wish lists together for an outdoor, summer remodel.

When we think of well-designed interiors, they are often built around one special element – a painting or a unique sofa, maybe even a special color, for example. That same design principle can be applied to outdoor living spaces. Do you have a favorite tree in the backyard? Consider building a deck around the tree and creating a space that will draw people outside and to a place they can enjoy (almost) all year long. Look around, see what the possibilities are, and contact Trusted Home Contractors to get started. Adding an outdoor living space is like adding square footage to your home and can dramatically increase your resale value. Look at some of the ideas we have put together for you and let us know how we can help!