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Glenwood, MD Custom Porch with Outdoor Kitchen

Project Description

Our client in Cattail Creek, Maryland contacted us looking for a second opinion on a landscape design plan she’d completed. After looking it over, we realized that the design was not going to meet her goals and would end up severely over her budget. We shared some ideas to create a new landscaping plan to better suit her needs, ultimately resulting in the creating of an award-winning landscape design.

If you need help with a landscape design plan in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC, contact Botanical Decorators today, or keep reading to learn more about the details of our award-winning landscape design in Cattail Creek.

Landscape Design Plan

Our clients wanted an outdoor porch design and love to garden. They asked us to create an outdoor living space to capture the rustic charm of the golf course community in Cattail Creek. Their ideal landscape design plan included:

The Wraparound Porch

We began the landscape design plan by creating a classic wraparound porch equipped with a variety of features.

  • Ceiling fans
  • Recessed lighting
  • Trim molding
  • A traditional blue bead board ceiling
  • White railings
  • And a standing seam metal roof.

Brick support piers tie in with the brick details on the home and hardi board panels give the wraparound porch a solid look down to the sloping grade. The panels also serve a dual function because we added a large storage space underneath the porch at our client’s request.

Considering adding a wraparound porch to your landscape design plan? Call us at 301-948-6625301-948-6625!

The Outdoor Patio Design & Grilling Station

The stairs transition the 9 in. change in grade down to the natural cleft PA Flagstone dining patio. A cedar pergola evokes architectural charm and gives special definition to the outdoor patio design. The earthy colors of the custom patio, which was crafted using Shenandoah wall stone, seamlessly blend in with the garden. The wood burning fireplace makes this space the perfect place to spend an evening with friends and family.

The balcony off the sunroom reflects the porch design details and provides a spot to enjoy views from the garden. The grill station is equipped with a professional grill and a side power burner for summertime crab feasts.

The oversized counter top leaves plenty of space for cooking. The gardens envelope the entire area providing colorful views our clients love.

Looking for an outdoor porch design to complete your landscape? Contact us for a landscape design plan complete with colorful gardens and an outdoor porch design.

Project Challenges

We faced numerous challenges when creating this landscape design plan in Cattail Creek, Maryland. The porch roof needed to follow the corners of the house and a cricket was required at the breakfast room bump out to slope the water away from the corner.

The house veneer was a porous manufactured stone. This required the stone to be cut and removed so that the flashing extends up the side of the house. It was a very tedious process because the stone needed to go back as close as possible to the way it previously was.

The septic line for the house ran out under the porch and through the brick wall. We added a steel lentil to bridge the wall and allow the pipe to safely run through it. We also included an open flowing transition from the basement walkout, porch stairs, and the lawn area so our clients can fit a lawn mower in the storage space beneath the porch. Gas lines run to the grill station and hose spigots extend out to the façade of the porch.

Landscape Design Plan in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC

Do you need a landscape design plan for your home in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC? You’ve come to the right place! Our professional landscaping team transforms properties from Chevy Chase to Washington DC to Alexandria and beyond, creating award-winning landscape design plans to suit each client.

Whether you want a wraparound porch or an outdoor patio design like our clients in Cattail Creek, Maryland, or have another idea of your own, we can help. Contact us today for a landscape design plan that you’ll enjoy for years to come.


The information on this website is for informational purposes only; it is deemed accurate but not guaranteed. It does not constitute professional advice. All information is subject to change at any time without notice. Contact us for complete details.

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