Custom Outdoor Living Spaces in Des Moines, Iowa

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Types of Outdoor Living Spaces
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Modern outdoor living spaces are key home features. At Zenith Design + Build, our reliable design processes involve clients every step of the way to help them create a spectacular space they can enjoy with family and friends. Whether it’s an attached or stand-alone outdoor living space with a pool and fireplace, or lounge area, we’ll ensure you’ll enjoy your yard like never before.

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area

    Outdoor Entertainment Area

    Considered an extension of the home, these spaces may include a dining or entertainment area with a lounge, bar, and pool table.

  • Outdoor Kitchens

    Outdoor Kitchens

    These may include a BBQ, a fully kitted kitchen with a dishwasher, or a pizza oven. Seated bar space is also popular for guests to engage with the host.

  • Outdoor Dining Spaces

    Outdoor Dining Spaces

    Dine Al Fresco on a deck or patio, table, or custom-designed bar. Some yards are even big enough to accommodate multiple outdoor living spaces.

  • Outdoor Fireplaces

    Outdoor Fireplaces

    Perfect for socializing while cooking, outdoor living spaces with fireplaces may have a fire pit for roasting marshmallows or a custom grill for BBQs.

  • Custom spaces

    Custom spaces

    Want an outdoor living space with a pool or a combination of all the above? At Zenith Design + Build, we’ll create the perfect space for you.

Why You Need an Outdoor Living Space for Your Home in Des Moines, IA

Many homeowners enjoy the versatility that these multi-use spaces offer for entertainment and relaxation without feeling limited, including these additional benefits:

Additional Entertainment Optionsa

Additional Entertainment Options

Outdoor living spaces can blend seamlessly with homes, expanding entertainment areas with the style and functionality of a living room.

Increase The Resale Value

Increase The Resale Value

Aesthetically pleasing and practical, outdoor living spaces are good home investments.

Extend Outdoor Time

Extend Outdoor Time

Partially and enclosed outdoor living spaces allow extended enjoyment of the outdoors on bad weather days.

Health Benefits

Health Benefits

Time spent outdoors reduces stress as you connect with family, friends, and nature.


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Our process

How Do We Design & Build Your Custom Outdoor Living Space

the process

Initial Consult

An assigned design consultant will meet with you to discuss the full scope of your outdoor living space project. During this meeting, your design consultant will get initial measurements and a feel for your style. Depending on the scope of your project, an architect might come along.

Initial Design + Mood Board

We’ll provide initial design options for your outdoor living space inspired by our initial consult.

Proposal Meeting

You’ll sign off on the project, so we can move forward with your design.

Design Selections

We’ll review your selections and choose the ones we believe work best for your new space.

Finalize Design

You vote on our recommended selections and help select new items if necessary.

Approve Design

Once you’ve approved the design, we’ll order the materials needed for your outdoor living space.


We’ll introduce you to your project manager, who will explain how to prep for construction.


We build efficiently to ensure you obtain your dream home with minimal disturbance.

Outdoor Living Space FAQ

How much does an outdoor living space project cost in Des Moines, IA?

The cost of an outdoor living space depends on the size, scope, and materials. We are happy to provide you with a quote - give us a call!

Does outdoor living space add value to a house in Des Moines, IA?

Adding an outdoor living space is a great way to increase your property value. Who doesn’t love more space?

Does an outdoor living space need a roof?

Not necessarily! It depends on what features and materials you want for your outdoor living space, and how much sun coverage you want. Reach out to the Zenith team and we can talk about your specific needs.

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