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A Space of Your Own

Creating An Outdoor Space That Suits You, Uniquely

A one-size-fits-all outdoor space isn’t any more ideal than a one-size-fits-all home — we all have our own unique needs and expectations when it comes to both the inside and outside spaces we inhabit. That’s why we specialize in custom outdoor living spaces at Top Hat Outdoor Living. We don’t just want to help you improve your outdoor space (though that’s certainly part of our aim). We want to help create the exact outdoor living area you envisioned, whether it’s a simple and cozy nook that lets you cuddle up by a fire, or an expansive outdoor cooking area fit for a chef.

Some of the options we can walk through if you work with Top Hat on your outdoor living space:

A Patio That Suits Your Taste And Space

Do you want to add on to living space outdoors, but aren't sure what will best make use of your space? We can help.

A home doesn’t look or feel finished without flooring, and an outdoor living space usually doesn’t look or feel finished without a patio to frame out and anchor it. If you plan to entertain or enjoy meals and togetherness outside, a patio makes that experience feel like a lot more than just sitting in the yard.

We work with different approaches and designs to help develop the perfect patio, whether it’s surrounding a pool or forming the base for your outdoor cook’s kitchen. We can go over the aesthetic and functional benefits of concrete and pavers, options for covering your patio (like a pergola) and how materials and designs fit into your budget and needs. At the end of the process, our aim is to deliver your vision, and to make you fall in love with your outdoor space.

An Outdoor Fireplace That Fits In Size And Design

We may be biased, but we think an outdoor fireplace really elevates an outdoor living area — makes it cozier, more comfortable and more beautiful. It also becomes a really strong focal point, so most of us want a fireplace that really exemplifies our taste, whether it’s something modern that carries through the aesthetic of the inside of our home, or a totally unique look that makes us feel like we were transported to a Tuscan olive grove.

At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we can design and build everything from a small and simple fire pit to an ornate fireplace with a prominent stone chimney and built-in seating around the sides. A custom fireplace gives you a chance to put a design stamp that really reflects your tastes — and we love turning those visions into reality.

An Outdoor Kitchen That Meets All Your Culinary Needs

If you love to cook, an outdoor kitchen can really enhance your life, from allowing you to stay among your guests while you cook (instead of running in and out of the house) to adding new tools to your arsenal, like a wood fired oven. At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we can outfit an outdoor kitchen with everything you need to have a perfect work and entertaining space, from a simple grill and cutting area to the whole works — refrigerator, dishwasher, even a wine cooler.

In terms of value, outdoor kitchens remain hugely popular with homeowners, and that popularity isn’t expected to slow down either — according to The American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, outdoor kitchens (and fire pits too) are still among the Top 10 Outdoor Design trends. So if you ever decide to sell, you know you’ve added something desirable (and something you’ve been able to love in the interim).

If you’ve been thinking about ways to make your outdoor living area more than it is — something that suits your needs to a T — Top Hat Outdoor Living would love to help you realize that vision. Just give us a call!

 

 

 

 

Creating Outdoor Spaces

Creating An Outdoor Space That Suits You, Uniquely

A one-size-fits-all outdoor space isn’t any more ideal than a one-size-fits-all home — we all have our own unique needs and expectations when it comes to both the inside and outside spaces we inhabit. That’s why we specialize in custom outdoor living spaces at Top Hat Outdoor Living. We don’t just want to help you improve your outdoor space (though that’s certainly part of our aim). We want to help create the exact outdoor living area you envisioned, whether it’s a simple and cozy nook that lets you cuddle up by a fire, or an expansive outdoor cooking area fit for a chef.

We know you have questions about what options are available to you. We have answers.

We know you have questions about what options are available to you. We have answers.

Some of the options we can walk through if you work with Top Hat on your outdoor living space:

A Patio That Suits Your Taste And Space

A home doesn’t look or feel finished without flooring, and an outdoor living space usually doesn’t look or feel finished without a patio to frame out and anchor it. If you plan to entertain or enjoy meals and togetherness outside, a patio makes that experience feel like a lot more than just sitting in the yard.

We work with different approaches and designs to help develop the perfect patio, whether it’s surrounding a pool or forming the base for your outdoor cook’s kitchen. We can go over the aesthetic and functional benefits of concrete and pavers, options for covering your patio (like a pergola) and how materials and designs fit into your budget and needs. At the end of the process, our aim is to deliver your vision, and to make you fall in love with your outdoor space.

An Outdoor Fireplace That Fits In Size And Design

We may be biased, but we think an outdoor fireplace really elevates an outdoor living area — makes it cozier, more comfortable and more beautiful. It also becomes a really strong focal point, so most of us want a fireplace that really exemplifies our taste, whether it’s something modern that carries through the aesthetic of the inside of our home, or a totally unique look that makes us feel like we were transported to a Tuscan olive grove.

At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we can design and build everything from a small and simple fire pit to an ornate fireplace with a prominent stone chimney and built-in seating around the sides. A custom fireplace gives you a chance to put a design stamp that really reflects your tastes — and we love turning those visions into reality.

An Outdoor Kitchen That Meets All Your Culinary Needs

If you love to cook, an outdoor kitchen can really enhance your life, from allowing you to stay among your guests while you cook (instead of running in and out of the house) to adding new tools to your arsenal, like a wood fired oven. At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we can outfit an outdoor kitchen with everything you need to have a perfect work and entertaining space, from a simple grill and cutting area to the whole works — refrigerator, dishwasher, even a wine cooler.

In terms of value, outdoor kitchens remain hugely popular with homeowners, and that popularity isn’t expected to slow down either — according to The American Society of Landscape Architects’ 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, outdoor kitchens (and fire pits too) are still among the Top 10 Outdoor Design trends. So if you ever decide to sell, you know you’ve added something desirable (and something you’ve been able to love in the interim).

If you’ve been thinking about ways to make your outdoor living area more than it is — something that suits your needs to a T — Top Hat Outdoor Living would love to help you realize that vision. Just give us a call!

 

 

 

 

Dreaming Of An Outdoor Kitchen?

At Top Hat Outdoor Living, we specialize in taking our clients’ dream of a perfect outdoor kitchen and making it a reality.

There are different possibilities for your outdoor kitchen. Call us now and we'll help transform that picture in your head into the real thing.

There are different possibilities for your outdoor kitchen. Call us now and we’ll help transform that picture in your head into the real thing.

Your dream outdoor kitchen is going to be uniquely you – focused on the way you use it and the looks that you love. So our focus is to work with you every step of the way to get the details exactly right — to create an outdoor kitchen that doesn’t just suit your needs, but makes you feel overwhelmingly proud and excited to start planning some outdoor get-togethers.

The first steps toward bringing your dream outdoor kitchen to life come with a few key questions:

How Do You Plan To Use Your Outdoor Kitchen?

An outdoor kitchen can be a mini version of your indoor kitchen, a complement to its function or a totally fresh set of tools to work with. It all depends on how you plan to use your outdoor living space.

Your plans will help Top Hat Outdoor Living outline an outdoor kitchen with the perfect functional approach for your needs. If you’re envisioning big friends-and-family gatherings with a lot more entertaining than cooking, we can outfit a kitchen suited for cold drinks, easy snacks and lots of seating, with a built-in icemaker and dishwasher to make everything easy.

But if you’re dreaming of cooking big feasts, we can help you design an outdoor kitchen that gives you lots of opportunities for culinary exploration. Top Hat can build a gorgeous woodfire oven that’ll let you produce perfectly crispy pizza crusts and bread. We can also build grill and cooktop space into a kitchen island that gives you even more options than you have inside. It’s all up to your vision!

What Do You Want Your Outdoor Kitchen To Look Like?

With the function worked out, you can turn your attention to the look, and Top Hat Outdoor Living can help guide you toward the aesthetic you want with materials that’ll hold up exceptionally well to weather’s effects.

Some of our clients want their outdoor kitchen to feel like an extension of their indoor space, with a design that either mimics or complements the look of the kitchen inside. Other clients want an outdoor kitchen to stand alone, with a feel and look that brings a totally different mood than their home’s design. We’ve added rustic-looking outdoor kitchens outside homes that had more of a clean and modern feel; we’ve brought the vibe of an Italian villa to an outdoor kitchen behind a historic Nashville bungalow.

If you give us a sense of the look you’re envisioning, Top Hat can guide you toward materials and finishes that can not only provide that aesthetic, but hold up through years and years of enjoyment.

If you’ve been thinking about turning your outdoor space into a dream outdoor kitchen, we’d love to help. Just give Top Hat Outdoor Living a call!