Hot Real Estate Market and Rising Temperatures Make It the Perfect Time to Enhance Your Outdoor Living Area


The Boulder housing market is hot right now — we mean like hotter than ’90s Will Smith here, folks. The average listing price of a four-bedroom, two-bath house was tops in the state last year at more than $835,000. But, if you’re not looking to sell right now, you can still take advantage of the extra home equity and jump on that new redesign project you’ve been daydreaming about. With summer soon approaching, adding livable outdoor space is the perfect way to get jiggy with it.

“Colorado is a state where you can enjoy all nature has to offer 365 days a year,” says John Herron, general manager at RSL Outdoor Living Solutions. “With our designs this can be possible.”

He’s not kidding, either. Picture, if you will, a bubbling water feature towering 8- to 10-feet tall in your own backyard. Or how about that new stone fireplace you’ve secretly fantasized about? Extra square footage with a new flagstone patio? Or how about enjoying some of our 300 days of sun a year in a spectacular modern pool? Whatever your ideal backyard looks like, RSL Outdoor Living will make you feel like a straight-up fresh prince as they focus in on your needs.

“We enjoy working with each and every client to create what they truly want,” Herron says.

They’ve been delivering projects that exceed expectations in Boulder and parts beyond since 2001. (The Muhammad Ali biopic “Ali” was in theaters back then, for reference.)

Herron says the company has grown organically since then, through referrals and recommendations based on their professionalism, creativity and quality of work.

“We specialize in providing the best there is in regards to the design and construction of outdoor living areas and landscapes,” Herron says, “beyond that which a typical landscape company might offer.”

Go big, or go home. Am I right? So, flex that home equity power. A built-in backyard grill and entertainment area are calling your name. Add in some custom lighting, stone benches and soften it with lush plantings. Imagine it — you could be roasting s’mores with the family around your brand new fire pit by Independence Day.

“We have seen our designs and installations provide countless hours of family and friend time that they might have been missing before,” Herron says. “The new landscapes we create allow our clients to truly enjoy their outdoor spaces.”