Introduce Fire & Water Into Your Home's Landscape
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INCORPORATE ALL of the classical elements in your landscape. Earth and air are present by default, but designing with fire and water will enhance the ambiance and utility of your outdoor living space. Choose from these design features to improve upon nature’s portfolio in your landscape.
A mountain stream is one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful gifts. Recreate the sight and sound of this treasure in the fore or background of any home landscape. Water is filtered and pumped underground eliminating a pool of water and the hassle of maintaining another ecosystem.
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Nothing says home like curling up in front of a warm fire on a cool day or night. A fireplace welcomes guests or relaxes a seeker of solitude. Whether grand or intimate in scale, a fireplace imparts luxury and comfort to any outdoor living space.
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How about the “wow factor” at a fraction of the cost? Water features can be a difficult part of a landscape to install and maintain. But so many people crave the trickling sound of water in their garden. Bubbling rocks are such an easy and affordable way to incorporate this delightful element.
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A flame is something to create, keep alive, to grow, and to weaken. A flame melts chocolate, broils a marshmallow or hotdog, and warms stew. A flame provides warmth and wonder. A fire pit can be the simplest way to teach, nurture, and experiment with one of nature’s essential elements. For these reasons, fire pits are becoming commonplace in backyards across the country.
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The peak of serenity is staring into a koi pond. Watch ecology unfold with each passing year as life takes hold of the creation. Consult a designer to ensure nature’s creatures will survive extreme temperatures, and be prepared for regular maintenance with smaller ponds.
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There can be no denying that everyone has an inner child that enjoys water shooting from the ground. This sophisticated sprinkler is a captivating focal point that doubles as a cooling mechanism on a hot day in the yard.
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Do not worry if the oven is set to a precise 350 degrees. A delicious roast chicken can be prepared in a range of temperatures. Do not worry about crumbs on the floor. Just hose off the patio and let the birds enjoy the rest. An outdoor kitchen is a relaxing workshop for anyone who dabbles in the culinary arts, and a pizza oven is the heart of the operation.
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Nothing beats a gathering of friends sharing merriments around a table. Enhance the experience with mesmerizing flames dancing in the darkness under the canopy of stars. Most decorative center pieces die, block views, or take hours to design. With a fire table, nature provides a beautiful ambiance with the turn of a switch.
Find inspiration for all the ideas above and discover your dream today at Blue Max Materials’ Outdoor Living Design Center.