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Transform Your Yard Into an Outdoor Summer Oasis


A local firm reveals how hardscaping, outdoor kitchens, and eco-friendly masonry can make any backyard feel like paradise.

It’s a warm summer afternoon. You walk out back, grab a cold beer to crack open from the outdoor fridge, light up the built-in grill, and smile at your kids having fun under the waterfall feature of your inground pool. After enjoying dinner on your customized patio, you sink into the hot tub and watch the sunset.

Making this dream a reality is the mission of Oasis Outdoor Living, a complete design, build, and install company for everything that goes into your backyard. This includes the pool, spa, kitchen, water features, lighting, patios, and walls. “For large projects, we act as the general contractor and give the homeowner one point-of-contact for everything,” says owner John Sacco.

“It is our expertise to dissect how the client uses their outdoor living space, and plan a project that suits their lifestyle,” continues Sacco, who owned and operated A Great Choice Landscaping for 25 years before expanding into the outdoor living business nearly two years ago. Based in Johnson City, NY, Oasis’ customer base expands throughout the Hudson Valley.

If an outdoor kitchen is in your future, Oasis can help you think of the finest details.

“Outdoor kitchens are intended to be an extension of your current kitchen, and ultimately be self-sufficient, without the need to keep going back inside for cooking tasks,” Sacco says. “We always encourage customers to consider how they entertain when they’re choosing appliance size, and what their refrigeration, sink, and utilities might require. Incorporating seating into the kitchen complements the social experience by having everyone together, including the cook.”

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