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Fall Outdoor Dining Ideas

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Fall is the perfect time to spend outdoors. If you are looking to enjoy entertaining with friends and family outdoors, your backyard design can ensure your home will be the house to be at. Whether on gameday or when hosting a dinner party, ensuring your exterior spaces are ready for fall activities is paramount. At Creative […]

Getting Your Outdoor Spaces Ready for Fall

As the warmer days of summer start to wane and the temperature drops, creating a cozy and vibrant place to enjoy the autumn season is essential. Outdoor spaces in particular are a great place for dining and entertaining. And, with some thoughtful preparation you can transform your outdoor spaces for the cooler months. Here are […]

Fire Features for Fall

Fire elements like firepits or fire tables are a great addition to an outdoor entertaining space, particularly as the weather cools. Whether serving as a spot for late night conversation or a dramatic focal point, incorporating fire features in your outdoor design plans can reap a lot of benefit. At Creative Environments, we have helped Valley […]

Making the Most of Your Backyard in the Summer Months

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Summer is often the best time for backyard barbeques and pool parties, but extreme heat and bountiful sun exposure can quickly disrupt outdoor plans. At Creative Environments, we understand the need for outdoor spaces that can be used and enjoyed, even in the warmest months. If you are looking to make your outdoor oasis a safer […]

3 Landscape Design Ideas for Small Backyards

Homes with smaller backyards can benefit greatly from landscaping and design choices that maximize available space while creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor area. At Creative Environments, we have helped homeowners craft their dream exterior spaces for decades, and if you are looking to maximize the space in your backyard, our expertise can make all […]

Landscape Design Tips for Maximizing Curb Appeal

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Expertly designed and maintained landscaping can be an easy and effective way when maximizing your curb appeal. It helps cement your home’s underlying design aesthetic as well as welcoming guests into a warm, inviting environment. The exterior of your home is the first thing people see. Investing in landscape design upgrades can be an essential […]

How to Design a Pet-Friendly Backyard

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If your household includes pets, it is important when designing your exterior spaces to include pet-friendly elements so every member of your family can enjoy the outdoors. At Creative Environments, we have decades of experience helping homeowners design beautiful and functional exterior spaces. If you are looking to make your backyard more pet-friendly, here are some […]

Why You Should Use Native Plants in Your Landscape Design

Green and natural elements are an important part of the exterior of any home, and while there are a lot of options when deciding what plants to feature outside your home, native plants bring some distinct advantages. Other than just being better suited to the environment, utilizing native plants can be an easy and cost-effective […]

Summer Grilling Ideas

As the temperatures rise, backyard spaces provide a great place to cool things off in the pool or heat things up on the grill. Here are some tips to make the most of summer grilling season, whether on the BBQ or in the pizza oven. Wood-fired Pizza An outdoor pizza oven is a great addition to any […]

Summer Pool Safety

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Summer is fast approaching, and that means evening BBQs, long nights under the stars, and, of course, plenty of time in the pool. To ensure that you and your friends and family have the best time together this year, safety is essential. Every year, approximately 390 people die from pool drownings. Data from the Consumer […]