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If you have a large, beautiful, and unfinished landscape, you should think about moving on with the final steps, which will allow you to thoroughly enjoy the landscape once it is finished. Once you have taken care of the landscape part of the project, you need to start looking at the hardscape, which includes things such as architectural features, retaining walls, and patio furniture. With a large enough landscape, you can find a fitting home for most outdoor furniture to maximize your enjoyment of the space.

Lounge Chairs

When you want to get comfortable and read the news or a book outside, you want to have a lounge chair set up. If you plan on entertaining, then go for multiple lounge chairs. These are generally best placed near the entrance of the backyard, for easy access to your indoor amenities.

A Hammock

If you would like to take relaxation to the next level, you should consider getting a hammock. Although hammocks are commonly known for attaching to two trees for its main support, you do not need to get a hammock that is supported in this way for it to work in your backyard. It is possible to find hammocks that are designed in a way that no additional support is required to lay down in them.

Patio Chairs

Standard patio chairs are equipped with UV-resistant material to maximize their lifespan. It is also worth looking into materials that are not prone to rot or rusting as it will encounter the elements regularly. Our in-store experts can help you pick out the chairs that are right for your conditions.

An Outdoor Couch

When you have multiple family members or friends that you want to entertain, you should think about getting an outdoor couch. If you have a deck or patio, you will find that these areas are ideal for a couch, and having overhead protection is even better. An outdoor couch can complement your patio funishing, giving you more room for people and expanding your useable space.

A Bench

With a large and well-organized garden, you should have no problem fitting a bench in your backyard. Benches give you a chance to soak up the sun and enjoy being surrounded by a beautiful garden or water feature. You spent a lot of time and money installing features or gardening, why not have a place to relax and enjoy them?

A Fire Pit

If you like to roast marshmallows or invite family and friends over on a regular basis, you should think about getting a fire pit installed in your backyard. A fire pit is easy to maintain and even easier to use. It gives your backyard a focal point that your guests can gather around.

An Outdoor Dining Table

A large and attractive backyard is the perfect candidate for an outdoor dining table. If you have an outdoor kitchen, this is a no-brainer. Your guests will need somewhere to eat.

Dining Chairs

Along with the dining table, you will need to get some dining chairs. Since these will be outdoors, you'll want dining chairs designed to take on whatever nature can throw at them.

Investing in patio furniture is an outstanding way to make your backyard livelier and turn it into an excellent place for spending time with family and friends. Contact us if you have any questions.

fire-safety-tips-for-children-when-using-your-outdoor-fireplace-reston-vaOwning an outdoor fireplace can be a wonderful treat when the weather begins to warm up enough to be outside during the evenings. Whether you enjoy using the fireplace with your family or you like to throw large parties with all of your loved ones invited, it’s important that you take special care when children are around.

Taking care of your fireplace with the following tips will help reduce the chance of a fire.

Keep the Area Around the Fireplace Free of Decorations

While it can be tempting to dress up your fireplace with decorations, it’s important that you realize that these items can be a fire hazard. By removing any items near your fireplace, you can be sure that embers don’t fly out and start a fire.

Set Up Some Fireplace Doors

The easiest way to reduce the chance of a child burning themselves with the fire going is through having doors set up. These doors can help prevent anything from flying out of the fireplace and keep a child from reaching inside.

Carefully Choose Your Firewood

The firewood you burn can make a difference in how large the fire roars and how much embers are created. Generally speaking, you should choose wood that burns longer and avoid any wood with moisture.

Always Supervise When Using the Fireplace

Whenever the fire is roaring, it’s important that you keep an eye on it. Children are incredibly curious, so you’ll need to be sure that they’re not getting too close through supervision.

Enjoying a fireplace can be a wonderful way to spend time outdoors during spring, summer, and fall, but you’ll need to keep safety in mind. Contact us for more helpful safety tips.

 

 

c14b3d55-9691-41a0-8bc8-6a4c67f2cc45-thumbThe area near your outdoor fireplace can be the perfect place to entertain friends in, which is why you should make sure it appears festive. Here are some ideas you can use to decorate your outdoor fireplace area to make sure it’s ready for any get-together you might be planning.

Lend a Rustic Feel

Rustic décor work well near an outdoor fireplace, which is why baskets of pine cones, artificial greenery and grapevines wrapped in Christmas lights are all good choices. Avoid glass or ceramic objects, and opt for decorations made from wood, wicker or bamboo instead. Rather than traditional candles, use electric ones to cast a warm glow without increasing your risk of fire.

Create a Backdrop of Lights

Hang several strands of Christmas lights vertically from your roof or pergola beams. Choose gold or yellow lights, and hang them close enough together that they seem to create a “fountain” that gently cascades downward. When you light a fire, the flames will reflect off these lights and help to warm the entire space.

Throws and Pillows

Add some bright red or green cushions and pillows to your chairs to liven them up a bit. You can also cover chairs with burlap or tartan plaid and secure with festive ribbon. Drape Christmas-themed afghans or throws over chairs for guests to wrap up in if it does get a bit chilly outside. Add a few holiday throw rugs in strategic places to help people keep their feet warm.

Trees and Shrubbery

You don’t have to invest in a Christmas tree especially for your patio. If your outdoor fireplace is near some trees or shrubbery, decorate them with lights and ornaments instead. You could also buy miniature live trees wrapped in burlap and place them in the corners of the room.

These simple yet festive ideas will ensure your outdoor fireplace area is welcoming for holiday visitors. For help designing an outdoor fireplace that is perfect for your lifestyle, contact us.

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