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The Top 5 Elements of a Great Outdoor Living Space

By Shelley Pierce | March 26, 2019
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The Top 5 Elements of a Great Outdoor Living Space

by Shelley Pierce March 26, 2019

The Top 5 Elements of a Great Outdoor Living Space

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.

Brighton™ Series Fireplace

Fireplaces

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 Stone™ 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 Stone™ 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

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.

Pavers

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.

WIN A BELGARD FIRE PIT KIT


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.

THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AT RANDOM FROM ALL QUALIFIED ENTRANTS AND WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL.

The signup for this giveaway ended Thursday night, April 5th.

The above article was sponsored by Belgard. The information contained in this article may contain ads or advertorial opinions.
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    Desiree Milstead
    Comment added April 6, 2019Reply

    I would love to win this for my mother's house.
    But, I have attempted several times to enter for a chance to win and after selecting submit, the process never finishes. The system just sits there with no response.

    Sheila White
    Comment added April 6, 2019Reply

    What a beautiful edition to my Washington B & B for all the guests to enjoy!!!

    Christine
    Comment added April 4, 2019Reply

    Today's the 4 am I too late to enter to wun

    Chava Zewicky
    Comment added April 4, 2019Reply

    I have always wanted a cobblestone walkway through my yard I think that is so beautiful.

    Ed Yemola
    Comment added April 3, 2019Reply

    I can imagine my wife and I sitting around this awesome pit on a warm summer evening sipping wine and reflecting on the day ... so relaxing!

    Kat Emerick
    Comment added April 3, 2019Reply

    We are retired and on disability now and this would be perfect for us to have in our back yard to enjoy in the summer nights.

    Christine Yvonne Groce
    Comment added April 3, 2019Reply

    Would love to win this for the focal point in my backyard. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Linda Cross
    Comment added April 2, 2019Reply

    All I can say is W O W !!!

    Jeri Bergstrom
    Comment added April 2, 2019Reply

    Lust! I KNOW I want that!

    jacqueline nikolish
    Comment added April 1, 2019Reply

    Will make a beautiful focal point in our yard and a wonderful place to gather and sit around a nice fire.

    Catherine Ireland
    Comment added April 1, 2019Reply

    My rear yard is quite large and is crying for an awesome Hardscape area. Unfortunately I’m retired and can’t afford one, so I hope I win..🤞

    Tod Schiff
    Comment added March 31, 2019Reply

    All these yards are beautiful! I love the different looks pavers can provide! I need to look into the Weston Stone Fire Pit Kit! This would be fantastic in our yard. Thanks for the chance to win a fire pit!

    Ratna
    Comment added March 31, 2019Reply

    On the face of it, seems, quite conventional and echo friendly. YES, I HAVE ENOUGH ROOM IN MY FRONT YARD TO ACCOMMODATE. THANKS

    BArbara Caracciolo
    Comment added March 31, 2019Reply

    would love to have in our backyard... we have a pool and this would add to the beauty and peace we find when we are spendg time in our yard.... it would be amazing to win

    Rebecca Feldman
    Comment added March 31, 2019Reply

    I would love to win a fire pit! I live in a community where most of the residents are retired and think this would be an excellent way to bring people together at our clubhouse for wine and appetizers or cookouts.

    Mary Elizabeth Berry
    Comment added March 31, 2019Reply

    This would make the ideal centerpiece for outdoor entertaining. I have the perfect spot for it!

    SHARON JAMES
    Comment added March 31, 2019Reply

    They all look great.

    Susan Sicard
    Comment added March 30, 2019Reply

    This fire pit would be such an awesome addition to my yard where I could sit and relax after working in my garden during the day

    Carolyn Ewbank
    Comment added March 29, 2019Reply

    Tried to enter contest but it would not let me enter name ect.

    Shelley Pierce
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Comment added March 30, 2019Reply

    Did you receive any error message? Can you provide more details? Would you try entering again being sure to enter first name, last name, e-mail and checking the "agree" box?

    Susan Sicard
    Comment added March 28, 2019Reply

    What a relaxing addition to my yard. Would love to win this fire pit kit.

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