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Modern Covered Outdoor Living Spaces with Fireplace


Modern outdoor living spaces by Scapes Incorporated

Hi, neighbors! I'm Davey Devlin, the proud owner of Scapes Incorporated. Our Dallas, TX team designs and builds luxury outdoor living spaces. We focus on Highland Park, University Park, and Preston Hollow families.


Today, I'm excited to show you the fantastic options for outdoor living spaces with fireplaces. They can make your home better and help you relax.


Embrace the Best of 2024 Outdoor Living


When we discuss "modern" in 2024, we're not just referring to sleek lines and minimalist designs. Modern covered outdoor living spaces incorporate the latest technology, sustainable materials, and innovative design to create functional, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally friendly environments. Here's what's trending in outdoor living this year:


Smart Technology Integration


Imagine controlling your outdoor lighting, fireplace, and even your grill with a button on your smartphone. Innovative technology has revolutionized how we interact with our living spaces. At Scapes Incorporated, we can add smart home technology to your outdoor area. This lets you control the atmosphere, check security, and automate your irrigation system remotely.


Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Materials


Modern outdoor spaces are also about being kind to our planet. We use sustainable materials like reclaimed wood, recycled composite decking, and eco-friendly pavers to create beautiful, durable spaces.


Low-water landscaping and native plants can make your space look beautiful and help save water, which is important in the hot Texas climate.


Multi-Functional Furniture and Spaces


In 2024, flexibility is critical. We often include multi-functional furniture in our designs that people can easily reconfigure for different uses. Consider modular seating, extendable tables, and storage solutions that tidy your space. These elements ensure you can use your outdoor space for various activities, such as family dinners or large gatherings.


Modern Covered Outdoor Living Spaces


Let's face it, folks—Texas heat is no joke! That's why integrating covered areas into your outdoor space is a game-changer. Covered spaces protect you from the weather, giving shade in hot summers and shelter from rain. Enjoy the outdoors comfortably all year round.


We offer various options, from pergolas and pavilions to fully enclosed structures with retractable roofs. Customize these areas with ceiling fans, lighting, and outdoor heating to stay cool and comfortable year-round.


Fireplaces: The Heart of Outdoor Living


Nothing compares to gathering around a fireplace after a long day of work. We can design an outdoor fireplace to match your home's style. You can choose between a traditional wood-burning fireplace or a contemporary gas fireplace.


Fireplaces keep you warm and make a nice gathering spot for family and friends in your outdoor living area. They are perfect for relaxing on cool evenings.


Incorporating a fireplace into your outdoor living space can transform it into a cozy, inviting retreat. Scapes Incorporated offers various fireplace options to suit every style and need.


Types of Fireplaces for Your Outdoor Living Space


Traditional Wood-Burning Fireplaces:


  • Classic Charm: Nothing beats the crackle and aroma of a wood-burning fireplace. It brings a rustic, timeless feel to your outdoor space.

  • Ambiance and Warmth: Ideal for cool evenings, these fireplaces provide substantial heat and a mesmerizing ambiance.

  • Customization Options: Choose from various stone and brick designs to match your outdoor decor.


Gas Fireplaces:


  • Convenience is vital for enjoying a fire. You can quickly start a fire with just a flip of a switch or a touch of a button—no need to deal with wood or any other hassle.

  • Gas fireplaces are cleaner and easier to maintain, making them popular for busy families.

  • Modern Aesthetics offers sleek, contemporary designs that you can customize with glass beads, lava rocks, or ceramic logs.


Ethanol Fireplaces:


  • Eco-Friendly: These fireplaces use bioethanol, a renewable fuel source that burns cleanly without producing smoke or soot.

  • Ethanol fireplaces are easy to move and install in different outdoor areas. They can be freestanding or mounted on walls.

  • Minimalist Design: Their modern, minimalist look can add a stylish focal point to your outdoor area.


Electric Fireplaces:


  • Electric fireplaces are safe and easy to use, making them a good choice for families with kids.

  • Versatility: You can install them anywhere, including patios, decks, and enclosed outdoor rooms.

  • Enjoy realistic flame effects without the need for actual fire. Create ambiance without heat using advanced technology.


Fire Pits:


  • Fire pits are great for casual gatherings where people can roast marshmallows and enjoy each other's company.

  • Fire pits come in many styles and materials to match any outdoor decor, including in-ground and tabletop designs.

  • Many portable fire pits allow you to move them around your outdoor space as needed.


Unique Uses for Your Outdoor Space


Modern outdoor living spaces are incredibly versatile. Here are some unique ways to utilize these areas:


  1. Outdoor kitchens and dining areas are perfect for cooking meals while your family relaxes nearby. From grills and pizza ovens to refrigerators and sinks, we can design a space that meets all your culinary needs.

  2. Entertainment Zones: For outdoor movie nights or game days, incorporate a large screen and surround sound system. Comfortable seating and ambient lighting will enhance the experience.

  3. Wellness Retreats: Create a serene yoga, meditation, or hot tub space. Features like water fountains and lush greenery can enhance the area's tranquility.

  4. Children's Play Areas: Design a safe and fun space for your kids to play, complete with outdoor-friendly furniture and soft surfaces.


Types of Outdoor Living Spaces


Here's a breakdown of the outdoor living spaces we can create to help you understand your options.


  1. Patios and Decks: Simple yet effective, patios and decks provide a foundation for your outdoor living area. You can make these from various materials, including wood, composite, and stone.

  2. Pergolas provide partial shade, and you can decorate them with climbing plants to give them a natural, picturesque appearance.

  3. Pavilions: Fully covered structures that provide maximum protection from the elements, making them ideal for outdoor dining and entertainment.

  4. Sunrooms and Enclosed Patios offer the best of both worlds—the feel of being outdoors with the comfort of being indoors. Design them with large windows and retractable screens.

  5. Fire pit areas are a cozy addition to your backyard. Surround a fire pit with comfy seating for a casual outdoor space.


Bringing Your Vision to Life


At Scapes Incorporated, your outdoor space should reflect your lifestyle and taste. We work closely with you to understand your needs and preferences, ensuring the final design is better than expected. From initial concept to final construction, we handle every aspect of the project with meticulous attention to detail.


Adding a covered outdoor living space with a fireplace is more than a home improvement. It is an investment in your family's happiness and quality time spent together. This addition can enhance your family's overall well-being and create lasting memories.


It provides a cozy and inviting atmosphere for gatherings and relaxation. Investing in this feature can bring joy and togetherness to your family for years to come. Imagine relaxing by the fire, throwing lavish parties, and enjoying nature in a fancy setting.


If you're ready to transform your backyard into a stunning outdoor living space, contact us at Scapes Incorporated. Let's bring your dream to life and create a space where families come together and make memories.


Warm regards,


Davey Devlin Owner, Scapes Incorporated

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