Entries by Malia Williams

Designing the Perfect Al Fresco Kitchen

There’s something magical about dining outdoors, especially when it’s accompanied by the aroma of sizzling food and the gentle rustle of leaves in the breeze. Al Fresco dining, an Italian term meaning “in the open air,” has become increasingly popular, and what better way to elevate this experience than by designing the perfect Al Fresco […]


Landscaping for the Season: Spring Edition

As the cold grip of winter begins to loosen its hold, gardeners and outdoor enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring. It’s the perfect time to breathe new life into your outdoor spaces and revitalize your landscape. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a novice looking to spruce up your yard, these seven landscaping tips […]


Design Process FAQ

Embarking on a journey to transform your outdoor space is an exciting endeavor, but it often comes with a multitude of questions. To provide clarity and guidance, we’ve compiled a concise FAQ addressing common inquiries about our design process. From initial consultations to ownership of your master plan, we’re here to ensure transparency and support […]

Why Pickleball Courts Are the Must-Have Addition to Your Outdoor Space

In the world of luxury outdoor living, innovation and recreation continually evolve, offering homeowners new ways to enhance their properties and lifestyles. One such trend that has taken the industry by storm is the integration of pickleball courts into outdoor spaces. Pickleball, a paddle sport combining elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong, is not only […]

The Ultimate Luxury: Perimeter Overflow Pools

In the realm of luxurious swimming experiences, perimeter overflow pools stand out as the epitome of elegance and sophistication. These architectural marvels not only redefine the traditional pool concept but also offer a sensory journey that transcends the ordinary. Let’s dive into the world of perimeter overflow pools and explore why they have become the ultimate […]


Tips to Transform Your Side Yard

We’re diving into the often-overlooked space – the side yard. This area is typically where you toss unwanted items or store outdoor belongings that aren’t in use. Neglected but full of potential, your side yard is a canvas waiting for a makeover. With the right tips and a touch of creativity, you can transform this […]

A Deep Dive into the Ultra-Luxury Market

Luxury, an ever-evolving concept, transcends mere materialism, embodying high quality, exclusivity, and opulence. In a realm where affluence meets desire, the ultra-luxury niche stands as a testament to the pinnacle of extravagance. Greg Alford, founder of Alford Homes a luxury homebuilding company that constructs custom homes in some of the finest neighborhoods and locations in […]

Plant of the Month: Dwarf Palmetto

As winter settles in and many plants succumb to the chilly temperatures, one resilient species stands tall – the Dwarf Palmetto. This cold-hardy palm, with its captivating fan-shaped leaves, not only adds a touch of tropical elegance to your garden but also withstands the brisk winter weather that Texas often experiences in January and February. […]

Outdoor Lighting Ideas that Enhance Ambiance and Security

We all look great with good lighting and it’s the same when plants, doorways, and walkways are lit, exposing their beauty and the path to take. Besides making them look inviting, lighted doorways and walkways enhance the safety of your property. Discover tips and outdoor lighting ideas that will enhance the ambiance and security of […]

Heating Up Your Outdoor Space

As the seasons change and temperatures drop, it’s time to rethink the usability of your outdoor spaces, such as cabanas and outdoor kitchens. When it comes to extending your outdoor enjoyment well into the cooler months, one solution stands out – Infrared Heaters. AquaTerra proudly uses Infratech Comfort Heaters on all our projects that include […]


2023 Pinnacle Award Winner

We proudly announce our third consecutive Pinnacle Award. This prestigious accolade shows our commitment to innovative and cohesive outdoor design. This project is not just a testament to our skills but a perfect example of how outdoor spaces can be transformed into hubs of entertainment and fun! The Power of Cohesive Design With Unique Features […]


Muse Design Awards 2023: AquaTerra Outdoors Strikes Silver

In the ever-evolving world of design, recognition is not just an honor; it’s a testament to creativity, innovation, and unwavering dedication. At AquaTerra Outdoors, we are thrilled to announce our success with the Muse Design Awards 2023. Three of our projects have earned Silver awards in distinct categories, reaffirming our status as leaders and champions […]


Spirit of a Hero Cowboys and Angels Gala

At AquaTerra Outdoors, we believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country. That’s why we are proud to support Spirit of a Hero, a remarkable organization dedicated to helping wounded veterans and their families. This year, we went above and beyond […]


We’re Ready For The Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge

As the AquaTerra design waits for the results of the 2023 Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to highlight their 3rd place win from 2022! Before we share our 2022 design, let’s discuss the Million Dollar Pool Design Challenge. The creators of this challenge, Mike Farly and Reid Schindler, both […]


How to Incorporate Personal Touches Into Your Outdoor Space

An outdoor space is no longer just a backyard. Rather, it is a special getaway where you have plants, a seating area, a pool, or other assets that enrich your body and mind. If you look at your landscape and are not sure where to start, take a deep breath and relax. In this article, […]

AquaTerra Outdoors Triumphs with Three PHTA International Awards of Excellence

We at AquaTerra Outdoors are thrilled to share we recently had the incredible honor of being recognized with not just one, but three coveted Pool and Hot Tub Alliance International Awards of Excellence. These accolades are a testament to our unwavering dedication to innovation, craftsmanship, and our unrelenting passion for crafting breathtaking outdoor spaces. Among […]


4 Rabbit-Resistant Plants for Your Yard

As landscapers, we understand the frustrations of protecting beloved plants from these nibbling critters, known as rabbits. While they are known for their appetites, there are several plants that can deter them. In this blog, we’ll explore four rabbit-resistant plants that we encourage our clients to use if rabbits are taking over their outdoor space. […]

Plan Your Outdoor Living Space Based on Your Lifestyle

When it comes to designing your outdoor living space, there are many factors to consider. One of the most important is your lifestyle. After all, your outdoor space should reflect how you live and what you enjoy doing. Here are some tips from AquaTerra Outdoors on how to plan your outdoor living space based on […]

Tips to Make Your Outdoor Space More Sustainable

Earth Day is just around the corner! That day is when we celebrate the beauty and diversity of our planet and acknowledge the importance of taking care of it. As we spend more time outdoors, it’s essential to make sustainable choices that help protect the environment and preserve it for future generations. In this blog […]

We Bring the Houzz Down

We at AquaTerra Outdoors are excited to announce that we have once again been awarded Best in Houzz Design 2023! This marks the seventh consecutive year that we have received this prestigious award, and we couldn’t be more proud. What is Houzz: For those who may not be familiar, Houzz is an online platform for […]