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Fire & Light

Practical and Beautiful

In a recent ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) survey, fire pits/fireplaces and night lighting topped the landscape wish lists of what homeowners want. But there are two camps when it comes to why homeowners want those elements. There are those who look at the practicality of adding a fireplace (fire pit) or outdoor lighting and those who focus on the aesthetics. Either way, both of these elements are a sound investment in the landscape.

From a practical perspective, fire pits or fireplaces allow homeowners to extend their time outdoors as the days grow shorter.  Aesthetically, they provide a homey touch to the otherwise plain patio with the warmth and glow calming even the most hectic days.

 

A Perfect Spot

A Perfect Spot

Evening Warmth

Evening Warmth

Deck Living

Deck Living

Custom Boulder Fire Pit

Custom Boulder Fire Pit

Outdoor Living at its Finest!

Outdoor Living at its Finest!

Just at the Edge of the Woods..A Cozy Fire

Just at the Edge of the Woods..A Cozy Fire

Fire Table Warmth

Fire Table Warmth

At Nature's Edge

At Nature’s Edge

Northwoods Feel

Northwoods Feel

There’s a long list of well-known practical reasons for adding night lighting to the landscape, among them safety, security, beautification and value.  Aesthetically, architectural features are highlighted bringing the home and landscape together. Certain aspects of the landscape such as textures, colors, art, structures, trees and shrubs which all blend together during the day are eye-catching details in the night.

 

Safe & Secure

Safe & Secure

Peaceful Glow

Peaceful Glow

 

Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

I Don't Want to go Inside!

I Don’t Want to go Inside!

Glowing Inside & Out

Glowing Inside & Out

Evening Glow

Evening Glow

Northwoods Feel

Northwoods Feel

Placement of these elements is an important detail in an overall landscape design.  Have questions about how you can add them to your landscape? We can help.

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