Ideas for a Great Backyard Entertainment Space

Big or small, inexpensive or extravagant, your outdoor living space is an investment in your house as well as an investment in your peace of mind. But it does not have to be overly complicated. Find ways in which you can use these elements to create a cozy open-air refuge made for relaxing and entertaining.

Natural Boulders
Natural boulders make tasteful focal points due to their large size and interesting dimensions. You can create distinctive levels and create definition by adding native plants and smaller landscape stones or locally sourced mulch from Red Cedar Landscapes, Inc. in Wappingers Falls, New York.
Tip: “Do not underestimate the power of placing a single, solitary boulder. A large boulder in just the right place can create a dramatic effect.” – Southwest Stone Supply

Pergolas: An Entertainers Dream
Pergolas are an amazing way to add partial coverage over dining tables and sitting areas. A uniquely designed and hand-crafted pergola provides support for everything from chandeliers and ceiling fans to speakers, lights and fabrics.

Irregular Bluestone Flagging
Bluestone is available in a wide range of earthy tones, from the more formal “blue” to variegated. Irregular bluestone flagging can be used to create a patio with a softer and more rustic appearance that matches most home designs in upstate New York.

Native Buffer Plants
Use of Native plants as a buffer between the edge of the patio and the boulder wall interrupts the view of the seating area and creates a more gardenesque appearance.

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