Residential Landscape Architecture – The 4 Most Popular Outdoor Living Space Design in New England

Residential Landscape Architecture – Outdoor Living in New England

When the beautiful summer weather arrives many families abandon their home interiors in favor of the great outdoors. Outdoor living spaces are guaranteed to bring families and friends together for good times and great food. When it comes to residential landscape architecture projects, homeowners often request one or all of the following landscape features to enhance their property and lifestyle.


Nothing beats cooling off in your own swimming pool on a hot Summer day. Pools offer infinite customization features which express their individuality. Whether you are looking for an exciting way to spend an afternoon or you want a quiet retreat from life’s stresses, swimming pools make a wonderful addition to a home and a very enjoyable focal point to a landscape. We can help you plan the pool design of your dreams that fits your budget as well as your site it to maximize the privacy, views and solar exposure.

The Pool House

A pool house can do much more than provide guests with a private place to change into their swimming suits. They can provide a new level of entertainment to your pool area and upgrade the whole experience by adding a kitchen, bar or living room with fireplace and flat screen television.

Hot Tubs

Hot tubs are a very popular option for homeowners, and it’s easy to see why. Hot tubs allow you to enjoy the outdoors over four seasons. Hot tub features and options include music speakers, televisions, and even light therapy. Hot tubs provide a welcome and daily source of muscular therapy for active adults and are definitely sleep inducing before bed. Imagine soaking in your hot tub, overlooking your private oasis.

Outdoor Kitchens

Cooking out doesn’t have to stop at burgers on the grill. Today, many New England homeowners are taking their outdoor kitchens to the next level. Popular additions include:

  • Built-in grills, smokers and cook tops
  • Pizza ovens
  • Refrigeration

Outdoor kitchens provide some of the greatest customization options, some even going so far as to have retractable sun screens, pergola’s and awnings for all weather enjoyment.

Finish Landscaping

While the focal point may be in the pool or another feature, the landscaping around the area needs to be as meticulously thought out as the rest. Our team can take your landscape to the next level with beautifully designed hardscape and plantings which will both enhance the beauty and value of your home.

We welcome the challenges each new project present and look forward to the opportunity to forge new relationships with our clients within the Metropolitan Boston area as well as the Cape and Islands.

For more information, or to request a quote for your next residential landscape design project, please contact Steven G. Cosmos, Landscape Architect today.