Think of all the evenings that you could enjoy in this wonderful outdoor living space. Enjoy cooking in your outdoor kitchen then retire to a comfy seat in front of the fire to relax.

Even though daily temperatures are still reaching 100 degrees plus, the cooler weather of fall is just around the corner. And now is the time to begin thinking about your hopes and expectations for outdoor living in the coming cooler months. And that means considering all the different activities and uses for the space. And what will enhance all of that time spent in the pleasantly cooler weather. Then all you need to do is click here or call 480-969-1911 to schedule a free consultation with a UNIQUE design team professional.

Some of the most popular features among Phoenix homeowners include:


This massive fireplace creates a magnificent focal point for the seating areas as well as a cozy heat source.

It might be hard to imagine chilly temperatures now, but this fall and winter, we are sure to have some cold nights in Phoenix. And if you would like to be outside enjoying your outdoor living area, a fire pit or fireplace is going to be a much-appreciated feature. Traditional fire pits are round, but that does not mean that you cannot choose a square or rectangular design if that better suits your needs. These features are usually no more than 12 to 15 inches in height and can be accompanied by build-in seating benches. A fireplace is a much larger fire feature that can be created with built-in seating or to provide a visual screen for added privacy. To learn more, call 480-969-1911 to schedule a free design consultation in your home.

Not all fire pits are three foot circles. This custom fire pit fits perfectly into the space and creates an intimate seating area to enjoy on cool evenings.


This outdoor kitchen is the center of all the fun in this outdoor living space. There is plenty of counter space, great cooking area and seating for the entire family.

There is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than dining al fresco on a cool fall evening. And to make the evening more relaxed and fun, cooking outdoors is a must. But to really become immersed in the experience, you will need an outdoor kitchen and dining area.

When you live in Phoenix, it quickly becomes apparent that a freestanding gas grill will not meet your needs. With months of optimal outdoor weather spanning from fall to early spring, residents love to cook full meals outdoors, regularly. This can include everything from traditional BBQ to Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas Brunch, and a complete spread to welcome in the New Year. So consider all of the features that you would need in your outdoor kitchen, which could include:

  • Counter Prep Space
  • Gas grill
  • Smoker
  • Side Burner
  • Warming Drawer
  • Sink
  • Fridge
  • Drink Station
  • Seating Area
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Storage Drawers or Cabinets

All of these features and more can be built into your outdoor kitchen. And don’t forget to think about what type of shade structure you would like to have over your outdoor kitchen. This option will make the space equally functional in the hot summer months. Click here to schedule a free design consultation to begin planning your outdoor kitchen with the assistance of a UNIQUE design professional.

Year-Round Grass

This beautiful, lush turf requires not regular maintenance or water, and is ready to enjoy every day of the year, unlike natural grass.

If you have lived in the area for a year or more, you know that we have summer grass and winter grass in Phoenix. And the transition period of late summer to early fall is not always pleasant. The summer grass must be scalped to expose the soil so that the summer grass seed can be sown. And then there is the tedious waiting game as the winter rye begins to germinate and grow into the lush green expanse that will become attractive and useful.

If that all sounds like a lot of trouble to go to for a green lawn, you are correct. Fortunately, you can eliminate all of those hassles and the expense of watering, fertilizing, and caring for natural grass when you opt for artificial turf. This synthetic material looks as beautiful as the real deal but with none of the trouble or expense. And best of all, you can be outside enjoying your synthetic lawn 365 days a year. Call 480-969-1911 to learn more about installing artificial grass or even a custom putting green in your outdoor living space.

As you think longingly about cool evening meals outdoors followed by a relaxing evening under the stars, don’t forget that now is the time to begin creating your perfect outdoor living space for this fall. Think about all of your goals for the space and multifunctional areas that will offer new and exciting living space opportunities that your whole family will enjoy. For professional assistance in planning and designing your new outdoor living space, click here or call 480-969-1911 to schedule an in-home consultation with a UNIQUE design pro.