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Besides providing warmth and entertainment, a fire pit or fireplace can add to the value of the home. When asked why a fire pit or fireplace was an important addition to the landscape, homeowner responses went right to the basics:
“A warm fire on a cool Minnesota evening, with family and friends, roasting marshmallows and having fun."“Watching a fire is a peaceful way to end the day.”
Building a fire feature into a low wall adds character and warmth to this modern backyard patio. And leaves room for the hot tub!
Award-winning Afton Oasis features a modern gas fire table set on a classic bluestone patio.
A good fire beats Netflix every time. Sited next to a woodland pond, this deck has the best seats in the neighborhood to enjoy a serene sunset.
Luxury backyard landscape in Minnetonka features ornamental fire bowls flanking the infinity pool.
A rustic and open fireplace is the center of this elevated outdoor living room patio.
A one-of-a-kind hearth that evokes an elemental scene of snow-capped mountains and pine forests.
A classic campfire circle, just like when your grandparents were kids.
Underneath this timber pergola is a fire table customized for wheelchair accessibility.
Small backyard patio with organically shaped pavers and a stacked stone fire circle.
Exhausted from a day in the pool, the kids gather for marshmallow roasting in this family-friendly outdoor living space.
Larger, more complex landscapes take time to design and acquire permits to build. Meet with a designer or landscape architect this fall! Be ready to build early in the spring. Don't waste your precious summer waiting for a permit.
Smaller, less complex projects (like a garden, patio or paver driveway) can be planned and built in just a few weeks, not months. So why wait for spring? You can be sitting by the fire or firing up the grill before you know it!
Captivating swimming pool landscape in Hastings MN designed with every amenity for maximum comfort and fun.
This home is a walk-out, but you have to wonder "a walk-out to where?" A steep hill and tiny footprint complicated this backyard landscaping project.
Natural Stone Fire pit, seat wall, and patio give this suburban backyard a northwoods, cabin-y feel with natural materials like stone and water.
Steep slope transformed into a backyard inspired by nature. More than a patio! This design includes a backyard waterfall, stream, fire circle, and fly-fishing pond.
Intimate backyard captures the spirit and charm of a New Orleans courtyard with classic brick patio, fireplace, and fleur-de-lis accents
A private retreat built for two doctors and their family. This backyard is the perfect setting for R&R with an outdoor living room, deck, and pool.