In the summer, you want to spend as much time as possible relaxing in the great outdoors with friends. Whether you are hosting a summer party or enjoying a quiet evening with loved ones, an outdoor fireplace can really set the mood. Here are a few ideas for making yours unique and interesting.
Construct a stone fireplace for a smooth, timeless look. You can even have it finished in stucco, which adds textural interest.
An assortment of stones in various sizes and shapes creates an artistic look for your fireplace. If you have a laid-back back yard, this is a great choice.
Herringbone brick calls a lot of attention to itself, which is great if your backyard lacks a focal point. A tall fireplace paired with brick pillars can make your patio look rustically modern.
Consider building a fireplace that contrasts your backyard in a certain way. For example, you could rely on brick with your otherwise concrete hardscaping, or choose a color of stucco that stands out against your home.
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Summertime weather puts an emphasis on outdoor-living features. As you’ll probably be spending more time outdoors in the coming months, you’ll want to put some effort into getting your yard or patio area looking great for all of the extra attention. At TAB Associates, we’d like to offer some information on outdoor design features that are attracting the most attention going into the summer of 2014.
Landscaping and gardens– Obviously, landscaping is always one of the most prominent features when it comes to the outdoor design of a home. As landscaping will be most likely to be closely scrutinized during the summer months, it’s important to shift your design focus to your outdoor space.
Lighting accessories– Lighting fixtures set the mood in your yard once the sun goes down, creating a relaxing place to hang out at night.
Decorative water features – Water features like ponds, fountains, and waterfalls are becoming increasingly popular, and they can be surprisingly easy to maintain.
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An outdoor room gives you a place to enjoy your natural surroundings while sitting in comfort. It can be so much more than a simple set of patio chairs and a table. When designing your outdoor room, don’t be afraid to get creative.
Use the following outdoor room design ideas to help you come up with the perfect setup for yours:
Focus on fun. Give your outdoor room a truly natural feel by using grass as the floor instead of wood or stone. Set out some rocking chairs and consider including a swing or two for a whimsical touch that kids and adults alike can enjoy.
Make it multifunctional. Instead of just focusing on seating, get more use out of your outdoor room by including a fireplace, big-screen TV, kitchen area, a dining table and chairs, and a counter with a row of bar stools. This makes the room a great spot for relaxing or entertaining.
Create an outdoor sleeping area. Turn your outdoor room into a place where you can enjoy sleeping under the stars in comfort on a suspended bed.