outdoor living spaces


The Benefits of an Outdoor Living Space

How You Can Enjoy Your Home Year-Round

If you like spending time outdoors or entertaining outside, there are a wealth of options to enhance your backyard. Outdoor kitchens, patios, pergolas, sunrooms, and pool houses extend your living space and can be enjoyed in every season.   

Professional landscaping can mean the difference between a comfortable house and one that offers eye-catching curb appeal. Today’s landscape professionals offer a wide range of options to enhance your property:   

Pavilions & Outdoor Living Space With Stone Patio

Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces

Take full advantage of your backyard with an amazing outdoor living room. Entertain guests with an open-air kitchen. Create privacy with shaded sunrooms. Maximize every inch of your property with features such as built-in appliances, bench seating, fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and high-tech pergolas. Outdoor living spaces are custom-built to fit the needs of each homeowner.

Terrain and Climate Friendly Plantings

The Brandywine Valley offers four distinct seasons. Certain flowers and plants flourish in this climate, while others will not. The addition of decorative plantings, flowering trees and elegant shrubbery can transform your home. To understand the sunlight and moisture needs of this area, trust a professional.

Professional landscape designers and certified arborists will work within your budget and design a plan that grows with your home.

Natural Stone

Many landscape designers work with masonry companies to create a comprehensive outdoor space. This combo creates endless possibilities. Elegant stone terraces, permanent seating, flowing waterfalls and aesthetically placed natural boulders are just a few options. Stone is an enduring way to add value to your home.

Outdoor Lighting

LED Lighting

No landscaping plan would be complete without LED lighting. The perfect way to increase beauty and usability at night, a well-conceived lighting plan will also highlight a property’s focal points, add visual texture, and create an interesting mix of colors and shadows that add new life to your home after dark. Simple or comprehensive lighting schemes can be added to any landscape. Lighting will also boost a property’s security.

Check out DiSabatino’s portfolio of recent projects here. They offer complementary consultations to show you how you can make the most of your property.  


Designing a Beautiful Outdoor Space

The Benefits of Outdoor Living Rooms

Your backyard is the ideal spot to extend your home’s living areas. Custom decks, outdoor kitchens, patios and pergolas are just some of the ways you can create additional areas for entertaining friends and family.

Outdoor structures define spaces and provide open areas for relaxing or spending time outside. These structures add both character and charm to your backyard experience.

Let an expert outdoor living designer show you how to create stylish spaces that will make your home the envy of the neighborhood. Here’s how:

Unlimited Options

The location of your structure can provide both function and privacy. A covered deck or patio provides shelter from rain and protection from the sun. New

StruXure pergolas have tilting louvers that automatically close with weather conditions. A pool house allows swimmers to relax and find shade. Outdoor kitchens extend parties and provide food for guests well into the night. The list of options to customize your project is endless.

Custom Pergolas De - Lubin

Custom Design

Experienced outdoor living designers understand how to evaluate your property to create the ideal outdoor structures. They work with the existing layout and elevation of your yard to bring out the best. There are a host of options available when designing an outdoor structure. Cellular PVC or Azek looks like wood but won’t rot, split or warp. Natural stone will last for decades. Pea gravel, brick and pavers are other popular options.  

Superior Design

Before any work begins, you should choose a professional design firm with a superior reputation. DiSabatino’s design team members will guide you through the process, working with you to build a project that fits your taste and lifestyle. They offer a comprehensive 3D rendering of the project that allows you to visualize the design and modify any aspects as needed.

Outdoor Living Design

Expert Installation

Even if a design firm is using the highest-grade products, the success of your project depends on the techniques used for installation. Experienced professionals follow proven installation methods and anticipate any potential problems beforehand. Their expertise helps to manage your project from start to finish, ensuring you will be enjoying your outdoor living space for years to come.

DiSabatino Outdoor Living’s team of landscape and design professionals guide clients through every stage of a project, ensuring client confidence and satisfaction.

To learn more about their expert services or view their portfolio, visit the Outdoor Living page here.

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Creative Ways to Incorporate Fire Into Your Next Outdoor Project

Outdoor firepits and fireplaces are one of the most popular additions for outdoor living spaces. They help extend time spent outside when it grows dark out or the weather begins to cool down. They also serve as a gathering spot for your backyard, bringing everyone together around the warmth of a cozy fireplace.

If you’re considering adding a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, you have a wealth of options to choose from. Customize your next project with some of these ideas:

Built-In Seating

A stone bench offers plenty of additional seats around the fire. A fire pit and matching seat creates a seamless look in your yard. The stone can complement your fire pit with brick accents, custom molding or matching colors. You can also build a seat with brick or concrete options.

Sunken Fire Pit

Section off a specific area of your property with a sunken fire pit. Make it large enough for plenty of seating around the fire. Accent with a stone border or plants. You can choose from flat pavers, gravel or even a grass base. The sunken space can also protect the fire from wind blowing it out.

Round Slate Patio with stone firepit and stone walls MILLER - artisan masonry

Two Story Fireplace

Add style and impact with a grand fireplace. A two-story fireplace will provide extra warmth and coverage year-round. Consider the scale of your yard and see how you can design an extra-large fireplace that will be the focal point of your backyard.

Sleek and Modern

Fire pits don’t need to be round. Bring South Beach vibes with a white, rectangular and modern style fire pit. You can top it with a concrete slab or another smooth surface to make it look sleek and polished, or add a glass wall to surround the flame.


On the other side of the style wheel, make your fire pit or fireplace homey with whitewashed brick. Add black metal accents to the space. Finish the area with rustic seating from reclaimed wood and soft, ambient lighting.

Custom Masonry

Expert stonemasons can design and install eye-catching stone fire pits and fireplaces that will stand the test of time. They can be tailored to any size and style of the home and offer lasting beauty for years. Make sure you work with an experienced hardscaping company to ensure the work is done with attention to detail.

Outdoor living area with pavilion

Spring Into a Beautiful Outdoor Space

How to Design the Perfect Project for Your Home

Create an ideal getaway in your own backyard with a custom outdoor structure. Highlight your home with a classic pavilion, pergola, or patio. Outdoor living areas create a stylish and comfortable area that will be the envy of your neighborhood.

There are many advantages to building an outdoor living area. They create an outdoor space that is open and airy, while providing shelter from the rain and relief from the sun.

Extra Room to Relax and Entertain

Does your family love to host parties? Multi-level decks provide extra entertaining space or peaceful areas to enjoy warm evenings. Outdoor structures extend the life of your party, allowing guests to mingle both inside and out.

Consider building a gazebo or pavilion to make a shaded area and create a calming, peaceful retreat. Both options create more square footage in your home, improving your home’s value.

Customized Outdoor Pavilion

Beauty and Durability

Experienced outdoor living designers understand how to work with your home and property to create the ideal outdoor living space. Whether you prefer natural wood or modern Azek PVC, the result will be a handcrafted, great-looking product. Cellular PVC looks exactly like the real thing yet is virtually maintenance free. This means it won’t rot, split or warp; retaining its long-lasting appeal.

Color Matching Options

Your custom outdoor structure can be painted to match your home’s style. The majority of manufacturers offer a wide range of choices in colors. These paints should come with a warranty against cracking, peeling, and blistering so you can enjoy your space without the hassle of maintenance.

Peace of Mind

Building a custom outdoor structure can be a daunting undertaking. An outdoor living professional should help you gain an understanding of your project before any work is even done by creating a 3-D rendering of your design. This will allow you to visualize the project before work begins, and change any aspects as needed. You should also ensure the firm has a solid warranty.

Our team members work with clients at every stage of the project, from the initial meeting to any follow-up work, ensuring confidence and satisfaction in every single job. We use only the highest quality materials, and we back all of our work with one of the best warranties in the business.

Outdoor Oasis

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Professional Landscaping

Reveal Your Property’s Full Potential

Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary with professional landscaping design. A custom project completed by trained landscape designers will dramatically increase the value of your home while enhancing your enjoyment of the outdoors.

Today’s landscape professionals are generating designs that are creative, stylish and tailored to your needs. Winter is the perfect time to get started.

Here are the top five reasons you should consider professional landscaping:

Tailored to Your Home

A personalized landscape design can be created to accent the unique style and layout of your home, emphasizing its beauty while minimizing any unattractive features. Plants, trees and flowers are carefully selected to work in harmony with the exposure and layout of your property. Thoughtful design makes all the difference in professional landscaping projects.

An Instant Investment

Landscape designers will design a custom plan that includes the kinds of plants that flourish in your property’s unique soil and sun exposure, as well as the Northeastern climate. An experienced professional will choose trees, shrubs and flowering plants that match your style and maintenance tolerance. These native plants will help reduce maintenance issues, replacement costs and unnecessary replanting.

Outdoor Oasis

Natural Stone & Water Features

Hardscaping provides the permanent backdrop for your landscape. Natural stone’s durability and strength gives it the ability to compliment every style, from farmhouses to modern homes. Stone can be used in a variety of functions and pairs equally well with fire and water. Elegant stone terraces, garden seating and walkways add timeless beauty and value to your home.

Water Features

Sustainable Design

A custom landscape can work with the environment to help native plants and animals. Experienced firms know how to create ecologically sound landscapes that minimize harmful effects on the environment such as reducing water intake and offering refuge for beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

Peace of Mind

The right firm will be able to offer endless creative possibilities for your landscape and create a detailed installation plan before any work begins. Their work will be done correctly, on time and on budget.

Let the professional landscaping team from DiSabatino create a seamless customer experience from start to finish. Give us a call today.

Full Outdoor Kitche with Stone wall and Slate Patio - Elkins

7 Ways to Add Value to Your Outdoor Kitchen

With spring arriving early this year, now is the time to plan improvements for your outdoor living space and outdoor kitchen areas. Cooking outdoors is a great way to entertain and stay in the thick of things.

If there is no outdoor cooking space when the party moves outdoors, the hostess misses a good portion of the excitement as they are stuck inside cooking. Not to mention the many trips back and forth.

Save time, make entertaining outdoors easy and join in the party by having a full-service outdoor kitchen. There are many options available when planning an outdoor kitchen living area . Here are a few to consider.

7 Great Ways to Add Value to Your Outdoor Kitchen

  1. Pavilion: Keep your dining area comfortable and dry with a pavilion
  2. Pergola: Add ambience, shade and privacy with a vine-covered pergola
  3. Pool: Custom in ground pools and hot tubs are refreshing touches that keep dinner guests hanging out for desert!
  4. Ambient Lighting: Special features such as path lights, string lighting or post lights add to every outdoor evening occasion without attracting pesky insects
  5. Water Features: Ponds, waterfalls and other water features, such as a fountain is great way to add character to your landscaping
  6. Alone Space: Create peaceful location away from the crowd to allow for relaxation or meditation
  7. Bedroom Deck: A deck off the master bedroom – connect with nature any time of day
  8. Outdoor Space: Utilize the front, side and back of house to add a custom made deck with gazebo, gorgeous pergola, pavilion or sun room


How to Create an Outdoor Oasis in Your Own Backyard

Fire Pit and Fireplace Maintenance Tips

Three Ways to Transform Your Yard Into an Outdoor Room

Create a Spectacular Outdoor Living Space With DiSabatino Landscaping

Have you always wanted to create an outdoor living area to entertain family and friends in style?

Check out this recent transformation of an aged and worn backyard patio. DiSabatino Landscaping created an inviting conversation area with fire pit, outdoor cooking area, ambient lighting and cascading steps.

Notice how creatively the hardscape and landscaping is tied together to create a stunning outdoor living area that will not only makes the outdoors more enticing, but adds a true value to the home and property. If your interested in finding out how DiSabatino Landscaping can transform your backyard, get in touch today!

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Check Out Our Before/After Pictures of DuHadaway Property

Our professional landscape team created this gorgeous outdoor living space for the DuHadaway property in Wilmington, Delaware. They removed the old slate patio, installed a new one, cleaned out stagnant pond, layered rocks to create sides & waterfall (with special features – such as LED lighting) to keep water oxygenated & fresh, built stone bridge with recessed LED lighting, mulched, planted perennials & bushes, etc ..

That’s what we are good at — reinventing dated and overgrown outdoor spaces.

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