Edina Magazine | July 2008

Go Big!

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Summer gives homeowners the perfect opportunity to spruce up their yard. Whether your are looking for tips on transforming your back yard into a northwoods oasis or would just like to up the entertainment factor by adding a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen or living room, or a firepit/fireplace, your landscape project is sure to be a big hit.

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Northwoods Magic

Natural Stone Fire pit, seat wall, and patio give this suburban backyard a northwoods, cabin-y feel with natural materials like stone and water.

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