Thinking Outside Blog

5 “Nonconventional” (Unconventional) Outdoor Patio Design Ideas

So you want to mod your outdoor patio design in a way that makes it unique from others? When you want a distinctive patio design that other people haven’t replicated, check out some of these radical ways to dress up your outdoor space. You may find that they fit very well with your approach to […]

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Top Weekend Renovations for the DIYer 1

Top Weekend Renovations for the DIYer

Want to make home improvements, but aren’t looking to do a major renovation overhaul? Not to worry. There are plenty of projects that can be done in a weekend (or two) that will add beauty, curb appeal, and value to your home. Even better, you can tackle these projects on your own (and with a […]

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Decorating for Summer: Color Palettes for the Home & Patio 3

Decorating for Summer: Color Palettes for the Home & Patio

Contribution from freelance writer Kristina Marshall Celebrate a perfect summer season with the right vibes and ambiance by choosing the perfect color for your home. If you don’t know too much about color rules, don’t worry! This blog post is all about color palettes for the home and patio so that you can get ready […]

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Choosing the Fuel for Your New Fire Feature 9

Choosing the Fuel for Your New Fire Feature

Whether you want a sizable fire feature or only have the space for a smaller fire pit, the main component you need to consider is the type of fuel you will be burning. No matter the style or aesthetic qualities of your new installation, the type of fuel will affect a number of factors, such as safety, the amount of smoke, and the consequences for the environment.

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"Fireside Chat" with Terri Lee Rogers 10

“Fireside Chat” with Terri Lee Rogers

As the popularity of fire features for the outdoors continues to grow, new innovations in design and materials hit the market every year. A category that once consisted of a simple round pit with basic gas logs has now evolved into beautiful designer hearth tops, colorful glass media and product in all shapes and sizes imaginable. OW Lee President Terri Lee Rogers offers a few tips on creating a sizzling backyard oasis, with fire as the star attraction.

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