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Daily Archives: August 26, 2015

Create a Stunning Back Yard With Outdoor Features

Whether you have a backyard deck, patio or open grassy area, you can create an outdoor space where you’ll love spending time. Adding a few design features to your back yard can turn a plain, boring yard into a stunning backyard retreat that’s perfect for entertaining family and friends or just relaxing on a nice afternoon.

Outdoor Fire Pit

Outdoor Wicker Daybed - Santa Barbara

An outdoor fire pit is easy to build and install. It’s much smaller, lower to the ground and less expensive than an outdoor fireplace. Since it has no chimney, there are no city code regulations or city permits to deal with. It can be installed on your deck, patio or right in the back yard. The interior of the fire pit contains a fire retardant firebox for safely burning wood, and the surrounding walls are usually built from fireproof materials like concrete, stone or brick. A fire pit can be designed and built in any size and shape with or without a seating ledge. If you want a seating ledge around your fire pit plan a height of at least 18 to 20 inches.

Outdoor Spa

An outdoor spa is a great backyard feature that the entire family can enjoy. It’s a wonderful way to relax after a stressful day, rejuvenate tired, sore muscles after exercise, or warm up after a dip in the pool. Outdoor spas come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes with in-ground and above-ground installation. To create a romantic oasis, install your spa in a quiet corner of the yard surrounded by lush greenery and soft landscape lighting. If you want practicality and convenience, install your spa on your deck or patio with comfortable wicker furniture chairs and ottomans or loungers.

Outdoor Kitchen

Wicker Patio - Sonoma - Large Dining

An outdoor kitchen will expand your indoor living space and provide endless opportunities for outdoor entertaining. Whether it’s hot dogs on the grill with the kids or a gourmet dinner with friends, an outdoor kitchen will provide years of outdoor enjoyment. If you have a deck or patio that’s attached to the house, this provides a convenient location that will make cooking, serving and cleanup easier and faster. By including a comfortable outdoor dining area with a durable, all-weather dining table and chair set from Wicker Paradise, you can cook and dine outdoors year-round. For chilly evenings, outdoor heaters will make dining more comfortable.