Making Memories in the Great Outdoors

When this Leawood family moved into their gorgeous home eight years ago, they knew they wanted to create a backyard space that would be the ideal backdrop to create family memories for years to come. With a very large extended family and two teenaged daughters, they wanted a space that was welcoming and enjoyable to host get-togethers for friends and family.

The inspiration for the space came from their previous home that had a cozy backyard living area with a fireplace in which they spent a lot of time enjoying the outdoors, even in the winter. 

“We would build a fire in the fireplace and watch the kids sled down the hill in the backyard, entertain friends and watch TV outside. Our daughters were in middle school when we moved to this home, and we knew we wanted to be the gathering place for them to enjoy with their friends.” 

They wanted a beautiful outdoor living area that was an extension of the indoors, so they enlisted the help of Blue Haven Pools for the overall design of the space.  Krueger Landscaping planted the larger landscaping, and Outside Interiors did a great job of softening the space with smaller plantings and pots around the pool.  

They have a lot of favorite places in the yard. The living space under the pergola is a family favorite. It is a gathering place for entertaining family and friends, watching a baseball game on TV or sneaking in an afternoon nap on the weekends.

“Our teenage daughters love the fire pit area. It is a special place for their friends to gather on a chilly evening for s’mores, music and a lot of laughs.”  

Whether they are hosting a birthday party, celebrating high school graduations or simply having friends over for dinner, their outdoor space has been the backdrop for many beautiful memories. It’s a warm and inviting space that they love sharing with their friends and family.    

“Our favorite things are to entertain good friends with good music and good food. We wanted to feel like we were on vacation in our own backyard, and it has become just that.”  

 

 

“Our favorite things are to entertain good friends with good music and good food. We wanted to feel like we were on vacation in our own backyard, and it has become just that.”