Winter Tips for Any Outdoor Holiday Gathering!

California gatherings are often celebrated outdoors. For those of us that enjoy outdoor gatherings, especially during the holiday seasons. Follow these 5 simple tips to make sure you’re the ultimate host.

Call Your Outdoor Makeover Specialist 

Most importantly get a hold of a fully qualified outdoor makeover specialist. Genesis Stoneworks has been Southern California’s Premiere Outdoor Makeover Specialist for 24 years and counting. Qualified with more licenses than anyone else. Along with over 13,000 delighted clients, Genesis brings your outdoor dreams of a perfect paradise to life.

Shelter 

Bring the festivities outside by creating a protected outdoor living space for your family and friends with our patio covers. Whether an attached extension to your home or a free-standing structure, these patio covers provide a safe and inviting environment. An elegant pergola or patio cover can extend the use of your pool or outdoor living space during those warm California days. They provide loungers and swimmers with a relaxing and shaded area from the hot afternoon sun. As the season changes into cooler weather, the combination of a covered patio and fireplace will keep your guests comfortable while they enjoy your spectacular ambiance and festivities.

Create Entertaining Attraction 

Attractions such as pools or putting greens can take any outdoor gathering to the next level. Putting greens, while blending stylishly into your surrounding landscape, provide instant allure. Another appealing feature may include a center island for your pool. Giving not only a unique quality that sets your outdoor space apart from the rest, but can assist as a platform for tropical plants, rocks and outdoor decor. Alternatively, it may also be used for sunbathing and childish adventures. Never the less outdoor attractions make it easy to keep your guest entertained for hours.

Light It Up

Outdoor lighting will not only bring curb appeal to your home, it provides added safety and security. Pathways, steps and all pedestrian traffic areas throughout your property should always be correctly lit. Proper lighting also projects a beautiful aesthetic quality and adds warmth to your home. Pools and or spa lighting can add glamorous highlight to any outdoor decor, water feature or plant life. Most importantly, outdoor lighting prevents the setting daylight from stopping your celebrations.

Keep Warm 

As cooler evenings approach, welcome your guests with a warm and bright fire. Fireplaces and fire pits can be a focal point for your outdoor gatherings, drawing people together with inviting warmth. They add radiance while contributing a cozy atmosphere making it possible to bring your holiday festivities outdoors.

Holiday Escapes: Beautiful Driveway and Backyard Designs

Estate style driveway with matching pilasters by Genesis Stoneworks.

Long weekends like the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday take people outside. I like to think of them as an exodus from office chairs and television screens, to sunshine and BBQ chicken with friends.

However, the view may be startling for some.  Un-kept lawns, cracking driveways, and cluttered patios can easily put a damper on high spirits.  Rather than spend yet another long weekend watching home remodeling shows, why not take action!?

Consider a change.  Winter is an excellent time for remodeling.  Social events gravitate towards warmer months of the year, and Southern California winters are dry.  These factors make for great opportunities to make big changes during these “slow” months.

With start to finish times as fast as two days, Genesis could transform your home into an enviable paradise faster than your Amazon book arrives.  Let Genesis turn a cluttered patio into a resort style escape! How about transforming that embarrassing driveway into an elegant approach!?

New research in permeable paving stones and heat island effects show that interlocking paving can even benefit Mother Earth.  Excess run-off from landscape irrigation or seasonal rain storms can cause erosion and water contamination. Permeable paving counteracts this by filtering excess water through sand and gravel sub-grade, which removes contaminants and limits run-off volume.  Choosing light colored stone helps to battle the heat island effect on a micro scale.  By choosing interlocking paving over asphalt, the property stays cooler.  This is because dark-colored materials absorb more solar energy, getting hot, and stay hot long into the evening.  Light colored interlocking paving reflects that solar energy and keeps the property cooler.

Genesis Stoneworks specializes in outdoor remodels for driveways, patios, and even landscaping.  With 10,000 satisfied clients and counting, you’ll be working with someone who knows how to create the most beautiful version of your home.

To schedule a free estimate, call Genesis toll free at 888.389.5533, or visit our free estimate page.  Don’t settle for another weekend inside, make the exodus into a more beautiful life today.