4 Family-Friendly Backyard Design Ideas and Tips

4 Family-Friendly Backyard Design Ideas and Tips

Your backyard is your playland. It’s a place where you can melt worries and stress away and enjoy summer days and nights.

The possibilities for creating a great space that meets all of your entertainment and relaxation needs are endless.

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How Much Does an Outdoor Fireplace Cost? 3 Factors To Consider

How Much Does an Outdoor Fireplace Cost? 3 Factors To Consider

Summertime in Greater Chicago means more time spent outdoors.

And though the days are longer, you likely want to linger out there past sunset when the weather brings those warm evenings that you can’t get enough of, staring at the stars and chatting with family and friends.

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5 Landscaping Ideas for a More Relaxing Backyard and Patio

5 Landscaping Ideas for a More Relaxing Backyard and Patio

Life can get stressful. You know it. We know it.

Whether it’s pressure, work, deadlines, family commitments, or lack of time available to get to the tasks you enjoy, you could probably use a little relaxation.

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4 FAQs About Adding Fire Features to a Landscape

4 FAQs About Adding Fire Features to a Landscape

Fire features are amazing ways to add a little ambiance, warmth, and light to your evening landscape.

In fact, they become almost irresistible in the Greater Chicago home landscape where they extend your outdoor enjoyment in numerous ways. The heat they emit makes night parties cozier, the flickering flames create interesting shapes and shadows that make more memorable get-togethers, and that overall elegance they boast gives your yard an elevated appeal.

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6 Outdoor Living Space Design Mistakes to Avoid

6 Outdoor Living Space Design Mistakes to Avoid

Your indoor rooms are fairly easy to figure out.

Your kitchen is used for preparing food. Your dining room is used for eating dinner with your family. Your bathroom is for cleaning up and bathing. Your bedroom is your place for rest and sleep. How you decorate and furnish these rooms follows their natural identities.

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Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit: Choosing What’s Best For Your Landscape

Outdoor Fireplace vs. Fire Pit: Choosing What’s Best For Your Landscape

In Greater Chicago and the surrounding area, the warmth and dancing light that a fire pit or fireplace brings are very welcome throughout the year, and especially during seasonal transitions when weather patterns are changing and evening temperatures are unpredictable.

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6 Key Considerations When Designing a Backyard Fire Pit

6 Key Considerations When Designing a Backyard Fire Pit

Your backyard is your safe haven. It’s where friends and family gather around to share a meal, play games, enjoy the outdoors, or just spend time together.

A fire pit can add so much to your outdoor living experience in Suburban Chicago.

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Are Backyard Fire Pits Safe? 3 Tips to Outdoor Fire Pit Safety

Are Backyard Fire Pits Safe? 3 Tips to Outdoor Fire Pit Safety

A fire pit can do so much to enhance your time outside.

Not only does it extend your enjoyable time by keeping you warm and shedding light on the scene, but the dancing flames and ambient mood a fire pit creates add that extra something special to your outdoor gatherings. They become the centerpiece for all of the interaction and fun -- whether you’re roasting marshmallows for s’mores or just sitting nearby for the heat.

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