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Arizona Outdoor Fireplace Adds Flair To Landscape Design

Arizona Outdoor Fireplace Imagine being able to cozy up next to a fire in your own backyard any cool evening you want!   An outdoor fireplace is a good addition to any landscape design.  With its many benefits our clients often request one in their landscape design.  Here we recently designed and built this [...]

2018-02-23T02:44:15+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Outdoor Fireplace|

How Edging Can Transform Your Landscape Into a Work of Art

Since the dawn of property ownership, people have been defining their property boundaries and garden spaces with wood and stone. Millions of years later, not much has changed, but thanks to the internet, you don’t have to spend hours brainstorming ideas that can make your borders the envy of the neighborhood. Edging is nothing more [...]

2017-07-28T22:36:23+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Clever Ways to Beat the Arizona Heat with a Shady Retreat

Summer is coming. As the days get longer and the temperature rises, one thing becomes increasingly precious in our back yards: Shade. We want to enjoy our back yard retreats in the warmer seasons, and shady spots help us sustain our outdoor enjoyment. Of course you could opt for a tried-and-true patio umbrella, but there [...]

An Arizona Outdoor Living Space to Enjoy this Season

Wouldn’t you love to enjoy the beautiful Arizona fall season outdoors? Creating an outdoor living space in your backyard will allow you to do just that! Endless opportunities await you and your new outdoor living space, such as outdoor kitchens and BBQ’s, fireplaces and fire pits, wood fire ovens, pizza ovens, nicely paved patios, creative [...]

2017-11-13T19:28:43+00:00 November 17th, 2015|Outdoor Entertaining, Outdoor Living|

Arizona Outdoor Kitchens Are Great Addition To Backyard Fun!

Gilbert Landscape Outdoor Kitchen by Dream Retreats Investing in an outdoor kitchen will add utility, value and enjoyment to your Arizona backyard landscape design!  When planning for your new backyard kitchen there are some factors to keep in mind. LOCATION - The ideal location usually means a place that avoids main traffic flow [...]

Escape In This Gilbert Backyard Landscape Renovation!

Escape in this Gilbert backyard landscape renovation!  Marbella landscape pavers were installed over an existing patio and extended to create additional patios that tie seamlessly with the pool deck.  An Aluma-Wood patio cover was built off from the existing patio to provide additional shade from our sizzling Arizona sun!  Stone veneer was added to the [...]