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The Energy of Outdoor Spaces

A contemplative approach to landscape design is a hallmark of our work at Outdoor Craftsmen. Our founder, Scott Deemer, is a philosopher and fine artist at heart and that informs all aspects of our work culture, and our work. Read more to learn about how this influences our designs, and improves the spaces we work in.

Tips for late summer landscaping

Outdoor Craftsmen fields client questions and provides answers focused on late summer/early fall.

Planning for an outdoor Fire Feature

Create a comfortable place for your family and friends to sit and relax, and be sure tohire an experienced and highly qualified design firm like Outdoor Craftsmen to do the work. You are going ambience, warmth, and glow – not some huge monstrosity that clashes with the rest of your outdoor living spaces.

Heat busting landscape winner!

The options for high-tech high-style heat busting solutions are well beyond the vine covered trellises of old.

Outdoor Craftsmen gives sage advice in recent Denver Post article

Outdoor Craftsmen lead designer Chris Holthouser contributed his expertise and advice in a recent article published in The Denver Post. The article about irrigation/sprinkler systems sought out experienced landscape professionals to recommend solving the problems with landscape irrigation systems.

What's on your outdoor wish list?

From terraces to fire features, natural swimming pools with cabanas to greenhouses and putting greens, this handy wish list doesn’t miss a beat in providing imagination in having everything you could possibly conjure in your great outdoors.

Summer Solstice - the Luxuirously Longest Day of the Year

Tuesday June 20st is Summer Solstice – that time of year when the sun reaches its highest position in the sky and those of us in the Northern Hemisphere celebrate the first day of Summer. We hear a collective “ahhhh” as we ditch the fleece and don breezy dresses and woven Fedoras.

The benefits of a blank slate

Starting over is a best possible approach for many tired, overgrown landscapes. Beginning anew serves numerous positive purposes in the environment.

The "Big Reveal'

In less than an hour on renovation television, viewers are privy to clashes between designer, builder, and homeowner over those “we’ve found a problem” moments, and cringe when they increase the budget or make painful compromises.

Warm your outdoor entertaining space

Outdoor 'fire pits' have come a long way since the days of simple circular in-ground pits created with basic concrete pavers. Elevated well beyond the ‘pit’, today’s fire features are stunning in their design, materials (think crushed glass), and variety.

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