One of the wonderful things about having a backyard is the opportunity to create places devoted to tranquil days and evenings, and of course, entertaining. Your property in Dayton, OH, can benefit from outdoor seating and dining spots where family and guests can enjoy each other’s company. Take note of these design tips for boosting your landscape with comfortable gathering and entertaining areas:
Fire Brings Crowds
One of the simplest ways to create a focal point gathering spot for your backyard is with a fire pit or outdoor fireplace. People are drawn to the allure of fire, the warmth it provides, and the satisfying glow as it lights up the evening or night. You can have a custom fire pit built, or skip ahead with preassembled versions that don’t lack for appeal, quality, or durability. The Unilock Sunset Firepit Kit is constructed with the Brussels Dimensional System and is available in round and square styles. With the Rivercrest Firepit Kit, constructed with its namesake Rivercrest Wall, you get the added character of a flagstone look. You can also enjoy the included firepit grill, for a homey backyard feel.
Outdoor fireplaces are another option for incorporating fire into the design of your relaxation areas. There are five Unilock fireplaces, giving you options that match your style. These pre-built structures include Tuscany, Ventana, Bella, Barcelona, and Moda. The latter four are available by special order.
Grill Islands Appeal
Backyard grilling is an American tradition that has been passed down for generations. Whether it’s for burgers and steaks, or charred veggies and potatoes, the grill is a fantastic place to get everyone together. A grill island not only takes this concept to another level design-wise, but offers the opportunity for more space so friends, family, and guests can sit and enjoy each other’s company as food is prepared. Even if you don’t choose this route for your grill island, and just want to keep it simple with a grill and prep station, a grill island still adds a certain element of class, and attractiveness to your patio and outdoor kitchen. Unilock Authorized Contractors have years of experience constructing grill islands and can help you with material choices, placement, and pattern ideas, among other design and construction-related elements.
Popular choices for grill islands are Unilock products that create striking structures no matter what they are used for. These include the aged look of Brussels Dimensional Stone, and clean lines of Lineo Dimensional Stone. There are other wall units to choose from that will deliver the style you’re looking for. Take a look at the Unilock Design Idea Catalog for more inspiration.
Have a Seat
Imagine an outdoor living room for your Dayton, OH, property. Pretty nice image isn’t it? You can choose to furnish the area with moveable outdoor furniture, or include seat walls into your backyard design. The U-Cara Multi-Face Wall System provides a modern choice for all your outdoor seating needs. With a whopping eleven colors available, including River Pitched Face, Graphite Smooth Face, and Winter Marvel Umbriano Finish, you’ll find something you like for your seating design preferences. After these are constructed, you’ll have striking seat walls that can be complemented with paver rugs, and cushions and throws for additional comfort.
The title image features a Brussels Block patio with Brussels Dimensional Stone verticals.