Monument, Colorado is tucked comfortably in the foothills of the grand Rocky Mountains where nature beckons from the back door. It only makes sense for homeowners to take advantage of its natural allure. The concept of transitional indoor/outdoor living designs enhances spatial flow while it increases your home's value. With Colorado's majestic Ponderosa Pines as a backdrop, a well-planned outdoor oasis is nothing less than magical.
Whether you are looking to add an alfresco-style kitchen or a fire pit for cozy fresh air evenings with friends, outdoor living spaces are always a smart investment. Water features offer a serene respite while creative landscape lighting lends romance and ambiance to your backyard. The experienced landscape team at Jake's Designs are ready to help you make your outdoor living dreams a reality.
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Why Lighting Matters
Lighting plays an important role in providing focus on your home's landscape and hardscape features. From decorative lanterns to automated pool lights, the proper outdoor lighting will highlight your yard's finest features. The benefits of optimizing your outdoor living spaces with both strategic and practical lighting are numerous.
Aesthetic Beauty - Your landscape choices are as unique as you are and you don't want it to disappear when the daylight is gone. Landscape lighting offers definition to architectural accents as well as character to natural features including plants and trees. Well-placed lighting brings out eye-catching detail adding texture and life even after the sun goes down.
Safe Passage - Pathways and stairways are more easily navigated when you and your guests can see where you step. Smart lighting can make a difference illuminating the way while adding beauty and atmosphere. Placing lamp posts or path lights along the way keeps you safe by making you aware of unexpected steps, debris, or low-hanging vegetation.
Extended Usage - Landscape lighting extends the amount of time homeowners can spend outdoors. Patios and pools don't have to be forgotten when evening falls. Children's' play areas continue to entertain them while the grown-ups unwind and relax on the porch. Landscape lighting means you can go for a swim in the pool after dark or cook steaks on the grill anytime and it doesn't get much better than that.
Added Value - Installing outdoor lighting not only adds curb appeal to your property but provides an excellent return on your investment. Potential buyers often consider proper outdoor lighting as an asset to the home's value both for security purposes and aesthetic appeal. Jake's Designs offers professionally designed landscape lighting with outstanding results.
Outdoor Kitchen Fun
Cooking outdoors often proves to be both a challenging enjoyment and a practical solution to entertaining. From simple grilling equipment to more elaborate kitchen features, homeowners are quickly embracing the convenience of outdoor cookery. Barbecue masters can strut their stuff on state-of-the-art grills while others take advantage of outdoor prep areas and cooling options. Jake's Designs' customization services ensure your outdoor kitchen set-up is perfect for what you have in mind.
A fully-equipped backyard kitchen eliminates the need for frequent trips back and forth from the house. It also helps you save on utility bills keeping your house cooler and reducing energy consumption from overworked air conditioning. Outdoor kitchens are ideal for holiday celebrations and special occasions where family and friends gather to create one-of-a-kind memories. Jake's Designs' expert designers and construction crews work with homeowners to plan and create outdoor kitchens they will enjoy for years to come.
You can add pizzazz to your outdoor oasis by including a pizza oven to your design. Your neighbors will want to stop by as you assemble and cook aromatic Italian pizzas like a pro. The oven is a handy outdoor kitchen accessory you will use over and over again not only to conjure up your own authentic pizza pie masterpieces but to bake homemade bread and roast nutritious vegetables.
Crowd-Pleasing Fire Pits
Nothing lights up the night like a fire pit. It's the ultimate gathering magnet serving as a focal point of any backyard party. Fire pits are a versatile landscape feature meant to be used year-round. In the summertime, you can roast s'mores under the stars. The colder weather is perfect for wrapping yourself in a favorite blanket and drinking hot chocolate by the inviting warmth of the firelight.
Jake's Designs landscaping team is experienced in every aspect of outdoor fire pits including placement, safety, and aesthetics. They are happy to work within the homeowner's budget considerations always making sure fire features a professionally installed to satisfaction. Fire pits feature a 360-degree fireside view for a campfire effect without the hike.
Fire pits don't have to be wood burning though wood fires, in the right conditions, are a fabulous addition to your backyard. A gas-burning fire pit has many advantages including easy lighting and versatility in placement. No matter which one you decide is right for you, Jake's Designs is ready to help you turn your outdoor living space into a welcoming haven.
Jake's Designs is at Your Service
Jake's Designs stands out in the Monument, Colorado area because of our unrivaled commitment to approach each project with sustainability in mind. We recycle excess materials when we can and donate the rest. We specialize in high-end landscape transformations and renovations. Our award-winning luxury designs have provided local homeowners with unique landscaping solutions since 2000.
On a personal note, the Jake's Designs team is all in on the Monument community. Our founder, Jake Harris, moved to the area in 1983, and currently, his sons attend the same D38 school where his wife teaches and that Jake himself once attended!
We are dedicated to offering exceptional customer service with a focus on personalized planning and a start-to-finish implementation. We tailor our work to individual needs and preferences while we bring landscapes to life. Jake's Designs is a full-service company offering quality landscaping creations throughout El Paso County.
Our comprehensive list of services include:
- Landscape Design and Architecture - both natural and man-made elements are expertly designed maximizing space for the ultimate outdoor oasis. From ponds to rockwork, every feature is chosen with the homeowner's satisfaction in mind.
- Xeriscaping - reduces water usage by using drought-resistant plants and shrubs as an integral part of the landscape design. It provides long-lasting results with a minimum of care while adding natural beauty to the environment.
- Hardscaping - the non-living aspects of your landscape add character and a personal touch to the overall outdoor design. Features including unique patios, trellises, and walkways are incorporated into natural surroundings.
- Water Features - there is nothing like the sound of a babbling brook or the sight of a relaxing garden koi pond to complete outdoor living spaces. From waterfalls to hot tubs, Jake's Designs is there to make backyard dreams come true.
We service Colorado Springs and surrounding communities including Monument. Contact us anytime and let us know how we can help you realize your landscaping goals.