3 Real Benefits of an Outdoor Fireplace

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Maintenance tasks and needed updates make owning a home seem difficult at times. From mowing the lawn and washing windows to repairing a leaky faucet, you can see how so many homeowners become overwhelmed.

Fortunately, certain updates can be physically, emotionally, and financially rewarding. The addition of an outdoor fireplace is one of these updates that homeowners should consider for their home, family, and finances.

Of course, everybody knows a fireplace will provide you with warmth on cool days or evenings, but there are other benefits to having one outdoors. With this guide and a professional’s help, you will understand a few real benefits of having an outdoor fireplace.

5 Gorgeous Ideas for an Outdoor Fireplace or Fire Pit

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When you think of outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, you may think of the traditional style — heavy on stone and using wood for fuel. While those are certainly options for your outdoor entertainment area, new technology in fire features has allowed for a host of design possibilities. Below are different fireplace and fire pit designs that you can incorporate, depending on the style of your home.

  1. Fireplace Wall

Also called a fire hearth, a fireplace wall is a useful structure. Designers incorporate seating into the design of the wall, usually on either side of the fire feature. You can even utilize a retaining wall to create a fire hearth. The wall could also curve around to provide more seating.

The style of your fireplace wall depends on your house. For a modern style, you could opt for basic concrete. However, by using veneers, you can cover the concrete with natural stone or brick. Coloration and accent details will help drive the style of your fire hearth.

Throw An Outdoor Graduation Party In Five Steps

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75878868-4dea-42f5-944f-b1501164b111As summer approaches, you may realize that your son or daughter is about to graduate from high school or college. You may even want to honor his or her achievements by celebrating with family and friends. But you probably don’t want to rent out an expensive venue or spend hours cleaning your house for guests.

Have you considered throwing an outdoor graduation party for your son or daughter? With the weather warming up, the outdoors can be a perfect setting for an upcoming celebration. Follow these steps for a simple yet unforgettable outdoor graduation party.

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Stove Heater for Your Tiny House

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stoveheaterThe most wonderful aspect of tiny-home living is how easy it is to heat up a small space on a freezing winter day. Start up the gas, pellet, or wood stove, and you have a cozy room in minutes.

Choosing which type of stove to use in your tiny home takes a bit longer. There are important safety and design issues to consider before selecting a final model of heater. Make a checklist of the following requirements to help you choose the heating stove that’s right for your tiny space.

Want to Install a Fireplace? 8 Benefits You’ll Reap If You Choose Gas

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No matter how long you’ve lived in your home, you will feel like the space is missing something at some point or another. As you think of items you can add to your house, you might decide that a fireplace would be the perfect addition for your needs and preferences.

Instead of opting for the traditional, wood-burning fireplace, you may want to add a gas fireplace to your home. These units are incredibly versatile and they provide you with countless benefits. We’ve listed just a few of them below. Read on to discover why a gas fireplace is the most advantageous option for you.

Epic Autumn S’mores Recipes

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Summer comes to a close as October and cooler weather arrive. You now the recipe for a really memorable autumn evening: wrapping your kids up in old quilts from the house, gathering around the campfire, and eating the last s’mores of the season.

You can almost see the leaves on the mountains change color. The air is crisp and cool. The campfire glows. You love these times with your kids and neighbors, and you want to do something special with them.

Try our favorite autumn s’mores recipes. Full of rich, savory flavors, these concoctions are sure to keep your family happy all autumn long.

Have a Dream Backyard in Mind? Consider These 6 Ideas to Achieve It

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Where do you go when you come home from a long, exhausting day at work? You might lock yourself in your master bathroom and relax in a warm bubble bath. You may go to your bed and lose yourself to soothing music. Or, you might fall onto your sofa and watch your favorite Netflix series.

But have you ever thought about going out to your backyard?

You may have spent so much time indoors that you neglect to keep your backyard space fresh and inviting. Perhaps your patio chairs are fading in color. Or maybe your fences are wearing down. In this blog post, we discuss six ways you can beautify your backyard so that it can become a refuge for relaxation or a hot spot for social gatherings.

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