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How to Make the Best of Your Outdoor Living Spaces in Coastal Orange County

Having your indoors flow with your outdoors is definitely a great way to really enjoy your home all times of the year. Pool design and backyard space planning is essential in Southern California. A backyard renovation is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home and entertain effortlessly.

This Orange County home is located in the hills of Tustin in Southern California. What makes this home special is the fact that it's truly an oasis. The project was a full scale remodel of the backyard. The pool has a brand new Pebble Tec interior and the tocks surround was refurbished. All the rocks were hand-painted by me and my team to give a fresh look. We added a cabana in the backyard. It has a full kitchen with a barbecue, double sided fireplace to a living room and 25 feet of sliding glass doors that pocket into the wall. The entire rear patio outdoor living spaces were all then connected with a new crosscut travertine patio. There are three separate outdoor living spaces in the back of the house. One has an elevated gazebo with a dining area. There are two covered patios, one against the house with more seating and dining and one off the family room and kitchen.

My motto is…”It all starts with a good plan.” Making a luxurious and functional backyard takes lots of planning ahead. At Julie Laughton Design Build, everything starts on paper. I pride myself on providing a stress-free, organized process that includes drawing the plans and customizing them to fit the client’s lifestyle, selecting all the materials and then pulling the permit and standing in the dirt as the contractor executing the entire build. We would love to explain our process to you and help you get started on your dream home.