Go Big and Stay Home 4

Sometimes you just have to go all-out when remodeling — for both indoors and out

Sometimes you just have to go all-out when remodeling—that goes for indoors and outdoors.

When Mike and Theresa Garland decided to replace their 10-year-old deck they did just that—and constructed a living space that fits the needs their current active lifestyle with two young boys as well as the inevitable whirlwind as the children grow.

“Outdoor living has grown increasingly popular within the last 8-10 years,” says Mary Van, who works as the director for Elite Landscape and Outdoor Living. “Especially living in Colorado, a majority of people here love to be outdoors.”

Embracing outdoor living at its best, the Garlands decided to schedule a free consultation with Elite.

“My husband chose Elite Landscape & Outdoor Living because of the honesty in customer service and their ability to construct whatever we wanted,” Theresa says of their design and construction company choice.

Elite’s modus operandi “is to hear the client’s wish list and budget for the project,” Mary says. In this case, the owners “visualized an outdoor living space that was safe and fun for their children, and also a great space to entertain.”

Mary says that the design process is “just as exciting as the result,” since Elite uses a program that produces a 3D visual of the design before any saws are set awhirl. “No unwanted surprises!” she beams.

To coordinate with the interior of their home, the Garlands chose traditional stone masonry that includes graceful arches and custom banisters with box newels and wrought iron balusters.

“Mike and I came up with the design ourselves based on an Old World traditional look,” Theresa says. “The interior of the home has many arches along the doorways and other parts of the home, so we transitioned more of that theme to the outside.”

The Garland’s architectural style may be Old World, however, the amenities are anything but. Using the highest-quality components and materials, Elite installed a composite deck and waterproof undercover deck system, Belgard paver patio and walkways, outdoor heating lamps and ceiling fans, custom outdoor kitchen and refrigerator, sound system and LED lighting.

“Our priority is to create a design that the homeowner is happy with,” Mary proclaims.

With the luxurious comfort and Old World ambience of the Garland’s outdoor living area, Elite Landscape & Outdoor Living has clearly effected some “new world” magic for the family to enjoy the best of modern outdoor living in Colorado.