5 Fun Backyard Design Ideas to Consider This Summer

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5 Fun Backyard Design Ideas to Consider This Summer

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, Houzz senior editor Mitchell Parker discusses five backyard design features pros use to create fun outdoor spaces. See how a fire table can add ambiance and functionality to a lounge area. Learn how burning various aromatic wood species in a fire pit creates different moods. Consider an outdoor shower if a standard pool is too much money and maintenance for you. Decorate with outdoor rugs, pillows, cushions and other furnishings to mimic the style and comfort of an indoor living room. And check out a playful lighting option that can give an enchanting vibe to an outdoor area.

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what is the best way to protect the lounging area from the sun on a rooftop terrace subjected to unpredictable & brutal gusts of wind?

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gardenercat

I live in a very windy area on Vancouver Island. The wind hits us from both the NW and the NE, often in excess of 20mph and up to 50mph. I have just installed a new 8' fence to block the wind from the NE, and a new gazebo with one solid wall to block the wind from the NE. It works! The strongest winds are now mere cooling breezes, and we have more privacy.

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P.S. I have a latticed gazebo roof with both horizontal and vertical boards. It provides dappled shade all day in an area that used to be too hot to use.

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