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Outdoor BBQ Upgrade: Benefits of Stainless Steel Doors

Outdoor BBQAre you upgrading your outdoor BBQ during your home remodel? Have you thought about what type of doors you’ll select? Although it might seem like a minor decision, stainless steel doors have a number of important benefits, which is why a number of clients have chosen them as part of their landscaping.

As we shared last fall, stainless steel has become a common trend for the kitchen. The reasons certainly apply to an outdoor BBQ as well. (more…)

June 12, 2012

Illuminating Your Yard with LED Lights

Exterior LED LightsBy now, it’s no shock that we love LED lights. As we shared in our last post about lighting your home, “they last longer than incandescent bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), are free from toxic materials like mercury, can deliver the same amount of light using just 10-15% of the power as conventional technologies and have a higher color rendering.” So why not put them outside your home as well?

As you think about your front and backyard landscape, consider how lighting will play into the atmosphere. Incorporating LED lights into the design will give you an eco-friendly option that works with any style – there are literally tens of thousands of sizes and styles of exterior LED light fixtures available. (more…)

May 16, 2012

Outdoor Fireplace: Adding Warmth to Your Yard

If you browse outdoor fireplaces on Houzz, you’ll find a lot of fun ideas. Besides the warm, comfortable appeal, what are the benefits to installing an outdoor fireplace in your backyard?

In addition to creating an inviting place for your family and friends to relax in their patio chairs by the warmth of the fire, an outdoor fireplace can create a very nice focal point in your backyard landscape. Because of the wide variety of materials and styles available, there is sure to be one that will look perfect next to your home. (more…)

May 3, 2012


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