Category Archives: Exterior


Unique Outside Entertaining Ideas for This Spring & Summer

With the warm weather approaching fast this spring, you’re probably itching to get outside and do a little gardening or outdoor entertaining. Many people have go-to entertaining items like barbecuing, pools, or fire pits. But what else is there that is fun for more than one person to do outside? Let’s take a look!

Pizza Ovens

A really fun and unique way of entertaining outdoors is your very own brick pizza oven! Lots of instructions exist on how you can make one yourself, or you can purchase different kinds of pizza ovens online and have them delivered to you. Some even connect right up to a barbecue. Still, a pizza oven is a surefire way you can entertain a bunch of guests and make a delicious meal no one will soon forget.

Greenhouse Entertaining

This may be shocking to some, but having a greenhouse can also be a great area for entertaining, provided there is enough ventilation and room for all of your guests. This is where a product called the Sun Bubble can work great! A greenhouse like this one can be used when it is raining to entertain guests and keep them dry. Surround guests with plants and you could even have a whimsical tea party. Or, alternatively, bring your portable greenhouse somewhere with open skies during the summer and enjoy watching meteor showers — without getting eaten by mosquitos and other bugs.

Big Games

Ever seen a giant game of chess or checkers? Enjoy some big board games with your friends by making a game board out of your yard and using large items as game pieces.

Alternatively, you can also buy a giant outdoor board game instead. When not being played with, the game pieces can add a bit of whimsy to your outdoor landscaping.

Pass Through Bar

This isn’t something you could adopt as easily as the others, but it’s a really fun way to entertain guests, especially if you have a pool and you don’t want people constantly coming inside the house, bringing chlorinated water inside. Convert an old window, door, or wall into an area dedicated to becoming a bar on the outside. Make sure you can open and close the window when necessary or not in use. Add some stools and you’ve got an excellent party-ready entertaining area where you can talk to your guests while you are cooking or preparing for outside activities!

Do you have your own unique outdoor entertaining items? Share with us your ideas in the comments below!

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5 Halloween Decorations that You Don’t See Every Day

Trying to find a unique, cool, spooky Halloween decoration can be difficult. Everyone has curled ribbon wreaths with spiders in them, it seems. If you’re not going full blown haunted house for Halloween, you may want to put a little Halloween cheer into your decorations. Check out these 5 great unique Halloween decorations that won’t be hanging on everyone’s door this Hallow’s Eve. Continue reading

Black and White Planters

Unique Planters for your Outside Design Voice

When it comes to your exterior design, you may want to showcase your design voice. This can come in a lot of ways, but one of the easiest ways you can show off your design voice is by using unique planters for your plants. Rather than using the standard, somewhat droll look and feel of terra cotta posts (you can certainly use them, don’t let us stop you! Terra cotta is classic), you can spice up your exterior with some fun planters. Let’s take a look at some of our favorites:

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Outdoor Space

Let’s Play Outside: How to Create a Perfect Space

We love summer! Whether you’re outside soaking up the sun or you’re barbecuing, entertaining guests, or just hanging out and reading a book, your exterior space design is just as important as your interior design. Not only is it a space that you may be inviting guests into for a quick burger or dog, but if your yard is a complete and total mess, you probably don’t want to spend any time out there. You don’t need a perfectly cultivated garden to have a beautiful backyard, but organizing your exterior space and making a great entertaining area can certainly help.

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Wood Burning Fire Pit

Firepit Styling for Outdoor Fun!

With warm weather finally here, you’re probably thinking a lot about going outside and enjoying your yard. Whether you’ve got adirondacks you sit out on or a deck, you might be considering a fire pit… Or upgrading your fire pit. A fire pit can be just a hole in the ground or something a little more design-worthy, so let’s look at some awesome fire pit ideas. Maybe you’ll find one that tickles you!
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