Exscape Designs is helping Northeast homeowners live the life they want to live outdoors

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Exscape Designs is helping many Northeast homeowners move the TV-viewing experience outdoors. Imagine sitting in your own outdoor family room next year—streaming your favorite movie or sporting event.

By Mitch Allen

Although the autumn leaves haven’t finished falling, now is the time to start thinking about summer fun in 2021, especially after the summer we just had, one in which we’ve all learned an important lesson: don’t wait to enjoy life in our own backyard.

But to enjoy next summer to its fullest, it’s wise to start planning now. Savvy homeowners realize that if you wait to initiate a project in March or April, most professional contractors are already booked well into the summer months. The only way to ensure a proper and thorough design concept—with detailed selections and pre-construction planning—is to start now.

And one of the top design/build firms in Northeast Ohio is Bill Dysert’s Exscape Designs.

“Right now families are shifting their focus to long-term, lifestyle living,” Bill explains. “This includes making cherished family memories and creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences in your own backyard. That’s where the value is. In today’s environment, who knows what tomorrow will bring? Having total control of your own environment allows you to plan and create the lifestyle you want—right at home.”

Exscape Designs founder Bill Dysert

It’s also wise to think in terms of amortizing the cost of your project over many years, similar to a home mortgage or a remodeling project. “This is ultimately an addition to your home; it’s just in the outdoor environment,” Bill adds.

Outdoor Living — Rain or Shine
While a simple patio and barbecue grill may be suitable for perfect-weather days, they don’t cut it when rain is forecast on the day of your get-together.

“Adding a covered patio or a sheltered outdoor kitchen is really popular right now because it allows you to go ahead with your entertainment plans even when it’s raining,” Bill says. “There are many design options for structures, including stone pillars and oversized wooden beams that give you and your guests a feeling of strength and security.”

Total Outdoor Living Experts
Exscape Designs isn’t just a contractor. They are an experienced team of “total outdoor living experts,” which means they know how to handle all the nuances related to a project to maximize your enjoyment. These include essential requirements like fencing and electrical services, as well as resort-style options, like waterfalls, spas, fire features, shade structures, landscape lighting, a grilling area, and home audio.

Although this image looks like a photo, it is actually a highly realistic, computer-generated rendering of the architectural drawing by Exscape Designs.

Plus, building a backyard resort requires enormous project coordination and attention to detail. Many builds involve electricians, plumbers, masons and a host of other sub-contractors, not to mention architectural plans, permits, inspections, trucking, zoning variances, and knowing how to work with architectural review boards.

The design process usually takes two to four months anyway, Bill says, so doing that process over the winter makes perfect sense. “Right now, we’re doing a lot of initial design meetings online with Zoom, but also in person while practicing social distancing. The best way to get started is to have a family meeting to determine what you want then give us a call. Our process includes a thorough initial consultation with an outdoor living consultant to ensure no stone is left unturned when it comes to options and creative solutions.”

The Exscape Designs’ offices and design center are located at 10121 Kinsman Road in Novelty. The company serves all of Northeast Ohio. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation, call 440-729-0011 or visit ExscapeDesigns.com. You may also visit Houzz for idea books, examples of the company’s work, customer testimonials and more. Spring will be here soon, so call now to get on their schedule.