Designing for Fireside Warmth: Tips for Outdoor Furnishings

From Garden Design

Once one has been through a landscape construction or outdoor living construction project, the first reaction is usually to want to utilize the space.  After all, the reason that the homeowner undertook the project in the first place was to have friends and family around in a comfortable, warm environment.  The final touch, and one that sometimes gets overlooked is providing proper furnishings to outfit the space.  This seemingly innocuous detail can make the difference between just having a space and making the space useful and spectacular.  This post from Garden Design gives some great tips to wrap up the final stage of design and construction correctly for the homeowner, and to outfit the space for maximum enjoyment.

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From Hayward

What is the ultimate outdoor living amenity?  Usually the answer to this question will vary depending on the lifestyle of the homeowner.  Some will say it is their outdoor dining area or outdoor kitchen.  Others will point to their outdoor pizza oven our outdoor fireplace.  This post from Hayward offers a different amenity that is no less amazing or stunning:  The Outdoor Backyard Putting Green.  One doesn't necessarily have to be a golf addict to enjoy this amenity, but imagine the fun you could have practicing your putts while your family splashes and frolics in and around the swimming pool!

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Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas-Amazing Near Swimming Pool Fireplaces

From Homesthetics

There's nothing quite like spending the day frolicking around the swimming pool with your friends and family.  If you live in the Midwest or Northeast, however, summer nights can be a little chilly.  The Fireplace which is near the pool or integrated with the swimming pool is just the feature that makes these nights as memorable as the days.  This post from gives some design inspiration for these amazing swimming pool fireplaces from some of the most amazing finished swimming pool projects in the world.

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