For years, outdoor living features have been a trend in southern states that have mild weather throughout the year. Now, they’re becoming much more common in the Pittsburgh area and are sought after by homeowners who are trying to expand their living space and create a retreat where they can enjoy the outdoors during the spring, winter and fall.
A & N Lawn Service was featured in a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Life section, entitled, “From grill to great: The livin’ is easy — and outdoors — for many in Pittsburgh region.”
The article cites homeowners’ interest in using every part of their property—regardless of climate—as one of the reasons that A&N is now specializing in these kinds of projects. Instead of using disposable income on luxury items, they prefer to invest in their homes. With so many people enjoying the outdoors, and wanting to entertain and relax during the warmer (and cooler) months, it makes sense to enhance this area.
Popularity of Outdoor Living Has Grown
Philip and Sarah Rizzitano, A & N’s owners, both shared why they think turning a basic backyard into an outdoor has become so popular. Talking about their own home, Sarah says, “We have used the [outdoor living] space, with heaters, as late as November and watched Steelers games. The space has become another family room that the whole family can enjoy, and a great place to entertain guests.’’
The outdoor living pictures that accompany the article show some of the projects that A&N Lawn has done for clients, and also the areas that have been built into their own home.
These features are designed to fit every budget, and homeowners can add on elements as the years go by. Many people decide to create their outdoor space in phases as their families grow. For new construction homes, for instance, it’s common to install a patio and then wait to see how it will be used year round before making a decision about additional projects.
A & N Lawn designs and creates outdoor living features for homeowners throughout the Pittsburgh area including:
- retaining walls
- outdoor kitchens
- fire pits
- bar area and seating areas
Call us today to ask us about the outdoor living projects that we can design and build for you.