Homeowners from all over the country have been flocking to Colorado in response to the economic boom it has been experiencing. So it's no surprise that new home communities continue to pop up in the notoriously beautiful landscape. Flying Horse is one of the fastest growing among the current new home communities already accepting homeowners.
If you have recently bought or built a home in Flying Horse, then you're already familiar with the rolling golf course, athletic club, and the Lodge. These indoor-outdoor features are a luxurious way to share quality time with friends and neighbors. But the way you customize your home also matters. And you know that there is plenty of room for personalization when it comes to yard space. Nothing will make better use of your resort-quality location like a beautifully landscaped outdoor living area.
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Outdoor Living in Flying Horse, CO
Flying Horse is the perfect community for your outdoor living paradise. And not just to enjoy the sun with an iced drink in hand, but also to enjoy warm afternoons and delightfully brisk nights with friends, family, and new neighbors. The allure of outdoor living is part of the draw of all three of our villages: Milan, Palermo, and Verona. From rustic brick ovens to the latest in outdoor kitchen technology, you can build your private escape or open it up for the neighborhood to join you.
Here at Jake's Designs, we know the Flying Horse community by heart and have been involved in its development from the beginning. We are intimately familiar with the clubhouse, the parks, and what you as a Flying Horse resident might be looking for in a luxurious outdoor living design.
Our team is not only ready to make your outdoor living designs come to life, we have also worked closely with the Hammersmith Management HOA and can ensure that your plans are within all HOA guidelines, so that your design wishes can become a reality. We will deal with your HOA so you don’t have to!
Let's take a look at the hottest trends in outdoor living designs in the Flying Horse community.
There is something inherently satisfying about eating food that was cooked outside. Outdoor kitchens are refreshing, convenient, and they allow the chefs to remain a part of the party when it comes time to prepare dinner or make more snacks. In fact, some designs even make it possible to turn outdoor meal prep into a cooking show for guests.
And there are so many types of outdoor kitchen. From a single all-purpose emplaced grill to an array of high-end outdoor appliances, you can have it all. No matter how simple or extravagant, whatever would make you happiest when cooking outside absolutely can be built. Take a look at current examples of outdoor kitchens to give yourself just a glimpse of all the designs that are possible in your Flying Horse home.
Covered Dining Areas
Even more enjoyable than cooking outdoors is sharing that meal with friends and family without having to go indoors or pull up a circle of deck chairs. When you're not eating at the clubhouse, you can be enjoying a wonderful outdoor meal with family at home. Instead of impromptu outside eating, you can design an area where your guests can gather and share a meal. The best way to build an outdoor dining area is with a protective shade, roof, or canopy over the top to block the sun and even allow your family to eat while enjoying the majesty of a Colorado rainstorm.
Your outdoor dining area will quickly become a hub of activity where family will love to gather for snacks, homework in the afternoon light, and evening get-togethers enjoying the cool Colorado breeze.
Stone Furniture and Seating Areas
Of course, there are also ways to build that can save you the trouble of ever worrying about a chair. Stone furniture is an incredibly popular and attractive way to create both landscaping elements and convenient places for your guests to sit. Retaining walls and ledges can be designed at perfect seating height. This can be done around a fire pit, near table-height stone furniture, or simply to create a welcomingly curved area for guests to gather and chat.
Children's Play Areas
Many families are moving to Flying Horse to raise their young children with the draw of a safe in-community K-12 academic campus. If you have small children, a play area can be the perfect addition to your landscaping plan. No one enjoys a well-built yard more than small children who love to climb and play. With forethought, you can create play areas that will delight your children for years to come and last long enough to still be there for grandchildren.
Play areas can be designed in many different ways, from tree houses to little houses built into the backs of stone furniture. Some parents design miniature sports courts for their children, some create obstacle courses. Your children might even enjoy a custom garden with child-sized raised flower beds to grow their own flowers and vegetables.
Pagodas, Verandas, and Canopies
For many homeowners, no outdoor living design would be complete without a pagoda. These adorable open wooden houses are a beautiful way to provide covered seating, dining, and a simple overlook spot for the entire yard. And the elegant arch of the wood provides a beautiful accent for any landscaping design.
As a Flying Horse homeowner, you can choose from a variety of pagodas, verandas, and canopy structures to accent your home. Wooden elements are a key part of many outdoor living designs, from warm inviting desks to classic pagodas overseeing artificial creeks and miniature bridges.
Fire Pits, Fireplaces, and Brick Ovens
Of course, you can't have Colorado home landscaping without at least one brick structure that holds fire. Colorado nights can get cold, but you can still enjoy the fresh air most of the year with the warmth of a fire to share with your friends and family. Fire pits of every design are incredibly popular, providing a warm place for the entire family to gather around. Particularly stone and concrete fire pits that are built with their own warm ring of stone seating around the fire.
But you don't have to have a classic fire pit, or stop at just a fire pit. Outdoor fireplaces have always been fashionable and can be used to provide a focal point for your outdoor living seating areas. Interestingly, an outdoor fireplace can be built out into a brick wood-burning oven which can grow directly into your outdoor kitchen, if you love the idea of an all-in-one design that flows from one element to the other.
But your design doesn't have to just be static. Features like fountains, statues and sculptures, living walls, and -- perhaps most impressively -- fire features are an impressive addition to any outdoor living design. These are living conversation pieces that are growing, flowing, or even burning and serve to enhance your outdoor living experience.
If you love plants, build a living wall covered in flowering ivy as part of your outdoor living design. If you love to watch dancing flames without constantly feeding a fire, consider an elegant fire feature to admire and to entertain your guests.
For nature lovers, you might want to bring a little element of natural water to your outdoor living design. A small babbling brook might be possible in your yard, or a beautifully still pond where you can stock fish, frogs, turtles, or even a couple of ducks depending on the type of decorative backyard pet you'd prefer. You can even include a naturalistic waterfall in your design, offering the constant soothing sounds of running water and a beautiful feature for your landscaping.
The perfect outdoor living design for your Flying Horse home is waiting to be discovered. Whether you live in Milan, Palermo, or Verona; whether you are looking to bask in the sun after your swim in the Olympic pool or create a timeless place for family to gather, we can help you achieve your outdoor living dream. Let Jake's Designs help you unlock the outdoor living potential of your new home. For more great ideas or a consultation on your dream outdoor living design, contact us today!
What Makes Us Different
Jake's Designs takes a sustainable approach to every Flying Horse landscape design project, donating usable materials and recycling excess materials. We are proud to help make Colorado Springs a more beautiful area in which to work and live. For inspiration, have a look through our gallery of projects!
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Call Jake’s Designs at (719) 271-2584 or contact us! Or upload photos of your current landscape or yard. Tell us about the kind of landscape design you want to achieve. As your local landscape designer, we make the process smooth, so you can realize an enhanced outdoor living space for decades to come!
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