More and more home owners in Florida are recognizing the benefits of creating outdoor living spaces around their homes.  Whether it’s a full-service outdoor kitchen or an outdoor bar, a patio or deck, a pergola or arbor, or a fireplace or fire pit, these outdoor living spaces can bring endless hours of enjoyment for your family and friends, while increasing the value of your home at the same time.

As the trend grows among Florida home owners to bring some of these outdoor living ideas to their properties, many of these folks are choosing Broward Landscape to handle the project. Whether you live in Boca RatonFort LauderdaleWestonCoral SpringsAventuraDeerfield BeachHighland BeachParklandPinecrestBelle GladePompano or Delray Beach, Broward Landscape is your choice.

Here are some wonderful outdoor living space ideas Broward Landscape can bring to life at your home:

Outdoor kitchen and bar: What better way to enjoy Florida’s year-long gorgeous weather than by cooking outdoors and eating al fresco? By installing an outdoor kitchen, this can become your reality – on an everyday basis, as well as for special occasions.

An outdoor kitchen should not only be beautiful, it should also be practical. In other words, it should include many of the features of your indoor kitchen. These features often include a refrigerator, sink, prep surface and seating.

But an outdoor kitchen can be so much more than that. Add a gas grill and smoker for different cooking options. How about a bar to mix everyone’s favorite cocktails, and even a television so you and your guests can catch the game while you’re cooking and dining?

You can read more about some of these potential outdoor kitchen features right here.

Covered seating areas. Pergolas, one of Broward Landscape’s many areas of expertise, can be awesome places for friends and families to gather outdoors. A type of gazebo, a pergola is often an extension of a house and forms a shaded outdoor walkway or passageway. It features vertical posts or pillars that support cross-beams and lattice, and sometimes has plants or vines growing up and around it. They can be decorative and covered, to shade you from hot Florida sun or even keep you dry when it rains.

There are many benefits to installing a pergola on your property: it will enhance the visual appeal of your yard; it will be a great place to hang out; it will increase the living space at your home; it will increase the value of your home; and it will provide extra privacy from your neighbors.

Fire pits, fireplaces or bowls. Fire pits have become a “must-have” for people who are creating their outdoor living spaces at their homes. Yes, you live in Florida, but fire pits are not necessarily just about heat. They do provide warmth – but in the abstract, as well as the literal, sense – and can become the focal point of your backyard.  Install a fire pit, and watch your family and friends flock to it for conversations and cocktails.

When it comes to fire pits, think beyond the cheesy ceramic or steel units for sale at the hardware store – that’s not what the team at Broward Landscape will install for you. Think of one built from brick or natural stone that starts with the push of  button or a remote control. Or, if a wood-burning fire pit is more your speed, Broward Landscape can make that happen, too.

Whatever your taste, a fire pit should be designed to fit the style of your property. If your home is contemporary, a granite top may be the right touch; if your home has a more old world, rustic feel, perhaps sandstone is the way to go.

A fire place or a fire bowl are alternatives to a fire pit. Fire places can be installed in covered patio areas or in open areas of a backyards. Like fire pits, fire places often match the exterior of a house, or they can also provide a stark visual contrast to enhance your properties aesthetics.

Fire bowls, meanwhile, are more about form than function, but are often installed around a pool or spa to add an element of fire, light or warmth. Fire bowls can be made of concrete, metal or stone, and whichever material you choose, the right design can add some serious pop around your pool or outdoor living space.

Above, we discussed three elements of outdoor living spaces that can bring enjoyment and increased value to your home. The ones you choose should be designed to match your tastes, lifestyle and desires, and the outdoor living specialists at Broward Landscape will apply their computer-aided design and visual imagery technology to help your design an amazing outdoor living space.

And the help offered by Broward Landscape doesn’t end after the project is completed.

Recognizing Broward Landscape as a top national company, Best of the Best Television host Rich Noonan said, “We really value companies that become market leaders through old-fashioned hard work, integrity, uncommon customer service and staying on the cutting edge of their industries. Broward Landscape is that company. …

“They’re very big on starting with a great design. They have all the computer animation you need to draw it out beforehand beautifully, and they simply shine on outdoor customer service and maintenance after the space has been transformed.”

Check out Broward Landscape’s outdoor living spaces gallery of some of their recent work.