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For many of life’s celebrations an outdoor party is a perfect way to mark the occasion. Weddings, holidays, victories and simply because you like to hang out together, throwing a soiree on the patio is great fun.
How can you transform your backyard living space into the ideal location for a party of any size? With the right supplies and a sense of adventure, every yard can get ready for the year’s best bash.
Your guests need to be comfortable and have the space to relax without standing in your flower beds or perching on a windowsill. Extending your patio or deck may not be an option, but you can easily create more space by creating a patio setting out on the lawn.
Constructed of steel, masonry or reinforced concrete, fire pits come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Find one that suits your space and always be sure to install it away from buildings and overhanging tree branches or other greenery.
Although fire pits are built to sit up on legs or another type of support, you still need to ensure the area around the pit is made of flame resistant materials. A stone patio or concrete slab underneath will work best, although a level dirt surface is fine. If you’re installing the pit on a wood or composite deck, lay a decent sized patio slab between the two for protection.
Sparks are also an issue with open top fire pits. Place the seating a safe distance away from the pit and use a specially made screen if you’re burning wood that tends to spark, like cedar.
The end of the summer is nigh but, alas, another season is around the corner. While we are on the last stretch of summer and barbecue season is drawing to an end, it’s still not too late to purchase one of Outdora’s high-end barbecue grills and outdoor kitchen appliances. Outdora has recently expanded their refrigerator and barbecue sections of the store by adding KitchenAid and Summit lines to the mix. If you’re in Northern California, why not visit Outdora’s showroom in beautiful downtown Sonoma and witness, first hand, Outdora’s amazing selection of top of the line grills and smokers like Lynx, Twin Eagles, Viking, Big Green Egg, Fuego and Sole? Appliances from True Refrigeration and Perlick will make your outdoor kitchen complete and define your culinary experience.
Besides, just because the weather is about to shift, doesn’t mean that you have to cease those outdoor barbeques. Outdora’s fire pit store is currently adding new brands for their Fall selection. Bond Manufacturing’s unique and stylish selection of fire bowls, columns, fire pits and even a fire pit/fountain combo will highlight your patio space and induce a peaceful ambiance. And, California Outdoor Concepts offers classy and elegant fire pit tables like no other.
To make those Fall nights extra toasty and ensure your patio is warm enough to entertain, Outdora stocks a vast selection of patio heaters. Electric heaters, gas heaters, ceiling or wall-mounted heaters, standing heaters and table top heaters are all part of the Outdora array of outdoor heating devices.
Entertaining outdoors is a perfect way to invite guests into your home and enjoy the nighttime air at the same time. Depending on your climate and the season, evening entertaining can have challenges that we don’t think about when we are inside the house. Climate control, lighting, and aesthetics are somewhat automatic inside the house. Outdoor evening entertaining can be simple with planning and some simple ideas for your next get-together.
LIGHTING: Determine the theme of your evening event. If you are planning on having a few close friends over, and the mood is intimate – candles and soft lighting are a good idea. Create a soft atmosphere with hurricane lamps and lanterns. If you’re looking for a more energetic evening, consider strings of outdoor lights in trees, and around your patio area. Lighting is essential around the dinner table, serving, and conversation areas.
Being the daughter of a landscaper and of parents who grew up on a farm in the old country, I can truly appreciate the outdoors and the magic that it possesses.
So, when I learned about the Five Element Theory throughout my Feng Shui studies, it was a language that I instantly related to. Feng Shui, is an energy based philosophy that deals with the art (design) and science (intention) of placement. The Five Element theory is just one of many aspects of Feng Shui.