The Top 5 Elements of a Great Outdoor Living Space

By Shelley Pierce | March 26, 2019
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by Shelley Pierce
March 26, 2019

What are the elements of a great outdoor living space? And, just for clarity, we are talking about a great outdoor living space, not a great outdoor laboring space. As gardeners, we spend a great deal of time toiling in our gardens, but how much time do we actually spend kicking back and relaxing in the spaces we create? Chances are, not much. It’s just as important to spend as much time cultivating ourselves as we do our beloved plants. Let’s explore some ways to linger in our backyards a bit longer without the gardening gloves on. And while here, be sure to fill out and submit the entry form at the bottom for a chance to win a Belgard Fire Pit Kit.

Brightonâ„¢ Series Fireplace


Once the sun sets, we retreat indoors as our gardens are cast in darkness and the chill of the night sets in. Let’s make like a caveman and rediscover this thing we call “fire.” The imposing structure of a fireplace creates a spectacular focal point and will not only cast warmth but also an inviting glow on your surroundings, bringing your garden to life after the sun has gone down. The style and materials for outdoor fireplaces are wide and varied, including brick, natural stone, stucco and manmade stone veneers. You may have actually considered a custom outdoor fireplace before but were dissuaded by the time frame required to build one from scratch. Belgard features a collection of factory-built natural stone outdoor fireplaces in an array of styles and sizes, including Bordeaux, Brighton and Bristol. These outdoor fireplaces arrive in modular sections that can be installed in just a few hours.

Weston Stoneâ„¢ Fire Pit Kit

Fire Pits

 Don’t have room in your outdoor space for a large stone masonry fireplace? No worries. You can still add similar ambiance to your garden with something a bit more modest, such as a fire pit. Light it up and your family and friends will gravitate towards it for an evening of good conversation and roasted marshmallows. A fire pit shouldn’t cause a pit in your stomach with worries about how to build one. Belgard offers a do-it-yourself Weston Stoneâ„¢ Fire Pit Kit which arrives ready-to-assemble with all the pieces and instructions needed. For a chance to win a Belgard Fire Pit Kit, complete the entry form at the bottom of this blog post.


Lighting is not only functional but helps to beautify a garden space. There are many lighting solutions to choose from these days, including string lights, lanterns, solar lights, accent & well lights, path lights, hardscape lights, and pillar lights, just to name a few.  

Weston Stone® Grill Island Kit

Grill Island

Nothing brings people together better than a great meal! And great meals begin in great grilling spaces. A grill island is essentially an outdoor kitchen with a stucco or stone base. It can be offered in a small footprint featuring just the grill or in much larger footprints with counter-top space, breakfast-bar seating, and miscellaneous built-ins such as mini refrigerators or storage cabinets or drawers. When it comes to making your outdoor kitchen dreams a reality, Belgard can literally help you pave the way by customizing a grill island for your outdoor living space.



The best driveways, walkways and patios have one thing in common. They are made with pavers.Pavers are not only beautiful and stylish, but they are durable, weather resistant, require very little maintenance and are offered in a range of patterns, colors and textures. Whether you are looking for modern contemporary, traditional cobble and brick pavers or natural stone patio pavers, Belgard has them all and will guarantee them for the life of your home.


Complete the entry form below for a chance to win. You must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Giveaway begins Wednesday, March 27 at 12:01 a.m. EST and ends Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


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