Pools and patios, indeed. But do you know about the hottest new amenities in the coolest back yards? From pergolas to fire pits, leisure on the lawn has never been more extravagant, and these days outdoor living is as luxurious as the indoor. Want the best back yard on the block? Here are this season’s al fresco must-haves.
THE OUTDOOR KITCHEN
Imagine lounging near the grill, the cocktail bar at your fingertips—need we say more?
Let’s face it—we all love to enjoy the fresh air, but sometimes that’s best done with a bit of shelter overhead. Whether you want to stay close to the fire during the winter or safely in the shade during the summer, this is the ideal place to kick back and relax—not to mention that it introduces a new range of design opportunities.
THE KOI POND
Incorporating wildlife in a city space and emanating peacefulness, a koi pond adds a unique natural element.
A splish splash in the pool will do, but why not up the ante with some spectacular water features? The kids will love it, and the calming sounds of its quiet cascade promise instant relaxation.
THE WALKING PATH
Make the most of your property, enjoy your home’s wooded surrounds to the fullest and lower your cortisol by installing a stone pathway through its grounds. And, of course, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!
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