2023 Ideas to Steal: Exteriors and Landscaping

We love on our homes in a host of ways—make sure your exteriors and landscaping receive the same special treatment as what’s found within

Pools, Please!

Photo by Spacecrafting

If you can’t make it up to the cabin as often as you’d please, create a vacation-like getaway right at home. This pool deck by Mom’s Design Build showcases precisely that. “The pool companies we work with daily are just slammed,” adds Yardscape Inc.’s Lincoln Danforth, who says pools are particularly popular post-pandemic. “People are choosing to invest in their [own] yards to create their own kind of special place.”

Diamond Status

Photo by SMHerrick Photography

Selecting siding for a home located in the Midwest is about far more than curb appeal. Your siding’s functionality is of equal, if not greater, importance due to our ever-changing seasons—from summer’s sweltering humidity to winter’s sub-zero temps. But that doesn’t mean unique options shouldn’t be considered: This charming lakeside home built by Stonewood LLC features Mountain Ridge stone, diamond-shaped cedar shake siding, and picturesque copper round gutters, creating a jawdropping aesthetic straight from a fairytale.

Eat Good, Entertain Better

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It’s no secret that outdoor entertainment spaces have been dominating the landscape design scene, and the pool, fire pit lounge area, and covered cabana space nestled on this 34-acre Medina estate designed and built by ADŌR Bespoke Homes, Alexander Design Group Inc., and Lenox House Design is a prime example of why. The cabana most notably features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, Phantom Screens, tongue-and-groove scissor-vaulted ceilings, and a fully functional kitchen with outdoor-safe cabinetry, beverage fridges (yes, plural!), ample seating, and plenty of storage for condiments, rubs, and utensils. (Talk about a treat.)

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