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Elegant Backyard Essentials: Pergola Designs & Styles

Posted by Desja Fagins on July 10, 2015

Pergolas are a beautiful way to add a structured design feature to your outdoor space. A pergola not only adds a unique design element, but also provides the shade you need to make your patio a restful and welcoming space. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you select a pergola design and incorporate it into your patio space.


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Topics: Outdoor Living Ideas

5 Need-to-Know Outdoor Dining Ideas for Your Patio Space

Posted by Desja Fagins on June 26, 2015

Your patio can be a great place for entertaining and outdoor dining. Having friends and family over to enjoy a good meal and just sit and relax is a great way to spend a day or an evening. When it comes to entertaining on your patio, there are a few essentials that will make your dining experience more pleasant.


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How to Create an Outdoor Living Room in Your Backyard

Posted by Erin Wachtel on January 7, 2015

Having a functional backyard to host parties or relax in is one of the greatest luxuries of being a homeowner. The concept of creating this space might seem overwhelming to some, but it doesn’t have to be! You can easily set up the perfect outdoor living room for you and your family with the following approach. 

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7 High-End Wet Bar Designs for Your Patio

Posted by Shawn Clark on November 25, 2014

Outdoor wet-bars are a huge trend in patio design, and a must-have for homeowners who love to entertain. They’ll give your outdoor space that high-end, luxury feel where you and your guests can relax and spend time. Installing an outdoor wet-bar in your backyard adds more than convenience--it turns your outdoor space into the perfect space for entertaining. Here are 8 beautiful wet bar designs for your patio. Pick the one you love, and you can experience the luxury of having your own personal, outdoor living space to relax in, host parties and more.

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Best Patio Accents: Outdoor Water Features and Fire Elements

Posted by Victoria Colditz on November 21, 2014

Designing your ideal outdoor space can be difficult. With so many options and styles, it’s easy for your mind to be cluttered with many different ideas. You want to conceive a certain look and feel when designing your backyard. You want your guests to admire the decor and accents that you worked so hard to pick out and install. But because there are so many things to choose from, people either overcrowd their patio with too many accessories, or they leave it bare because they don’t know what to add at all.

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Topics: Outdoor Living Ideas, Fire Tables

Outdoor Kitchen Ideas that will Spice Up Your Parties

Posted by Samantha Dilday on October 27, 2014

Food is a staple element at any party, and nothing will impress your guests more than a beautifylly designed outdoor kitchen. Your outdoor kitchen should be equipped to serve your guests, allow you to prepare a delicious meal, and provide space for socializing. If you want to create an ideal outdoor space for entertaining, these outdoor kitchen ideas will get your backyard up to party standards.

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Fire Pit Table vs Fire Pit for Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Erin Wachtel on October 20, 2014

There are many things to consider when improving your outdoor living space. Your color scheme, appliances, countertop selection, outdoor kitchen layout, and more all need to be decided. One of the hardest decisions to make is selecting between a fire pit table vs fire pits. Both have great benefits for entertaining your guests and creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere in your backyard. As you choose between these outdoor fire features, keep these factors in mind:

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Topics: Outdoor Living Ideas, Fire Tables

Unique Outdoor Bar Ideas for Your Home

Posted by Erin Wachtel on October 16, 2014

Whether you’re entertaining a party, grilling out on a nice day, or lounging out by the pool, an outdoor bar will complete any outdoor occasion. Not only will it provide you with the convenience of being able to mix drinks without having to go back inside, it will also allow you to impress your guests with your bartender skills while adding to the beauty of your outdoor space. Use these unique outdoor bar ideas to spice up your backyard decor, and add an element of relaxation to your parties.

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Topics: Outdoor Living Ideas