Fire Pits, Fountains, Festivities: How to Jazz Up Your Backyard

by The Bitt And Beliveau Team 01/12/2020

Image by Andy Giraud from Pixabay

Your backyard is just as much a part of your property as your kitchen, bedrooms and bathrooms. And yet, you may not spend very much time enjoying the space when all is said and done. If you want to give yourself a reason to get out in the fresh air, you may have to invest in a few luxury items that will make the Great Outdoors worthwhile. 

Just Add Water 

The trickling of water can bring a sense of peace to residents and visitors alike. Displaying it near a dining table can make a meal, snack, or glass of wine that much more enjoyable, especially at the end of a difficult day. Look for fountains that fit the home's overall style. A more modern home may look better with a fountain of intricate stonework than a traditional two-tiered contraption.

You can also consider adding a rain garden to the yard (an indented area that collects runoff from the roof or driveway). Rain gardens are great for the environment and they're perfect for planting colorful flowers and attractive beautiful butterflies.

The Drama of Fire 

Permanent fire pits can be installed in the yard to add more character as well as functionality. These pits can be used year-round, giving warmth to chilly nights and even providing a chance to roast anything from hot dogs to marshmallows. (A fire pit should be placed away from the home, ideally on a patch of concrete or stone pavement.)

You can also purchase a quality grill, one with countertop and fridge space for more gourmet cook-outs. Even amateur home cooks can add a little flair to their burgers, sausages and chicken by giving everything just the right amount of char. 

Lights Above 

Industrial lighting strung over the backyard can give it an outdoor bistro vibe that's perfect for quiet nights and big gatherings alike. It's equally fitting for winter holidays as it is for summer festivities. Use ambient lighting throughout the main areas and task lighting to illuminate the paths and deck of the yard. 

Adding a cluster of lights above an outdoor bar can also be a way to create extra stations on your property. From the fire pit to the cooking station to the bar, you create a flow to the outdoors that will keep everyone having a great time. 

No matter how you spruce up your back yard, remember that there's no harm in investing in the area. If you're only using a small fraction of your property, you're missing out on everything you've worked so hard to build.  

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The Bitt And Beliveau Team

Bob is known for giving clients his undivided attention. He takes the time to listen, educate, and advise while meeting individual needs for both sellers and buyers. He understands how busy we all are and makes every effort to maximize your time.

Bob had been with the Century 21 system for over 30 years and is a member of the Century 21 Master’s Hall of fame, a Centurion producer since 1992 and award winner of the coveted President’s Award.

In July 2019 Bob joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Commonwealth Real Estate, a name revered worldwide and has stood for strength, integrity, and trust. At the same time Bob teamed up with his mentee Leanne Beliveau to form the Bitt and Beliveau Real Estate Team. Bob is passing on his vast knowledge and skills and Leanne now joins him in working in your best interest. Together we have a complimentary skill set that is unparalleled. You will be impressed with our level of service and professionalism.

Bob has served as President of his local Real Estate council of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, coached both Arlington Little League and Arlington Youth Hockey, and is a member of the Touchdown Club of Arlington. He enjoys golf, the Bruins, cross fit, and obstacle racing.

As a former competitive gymnast Leanne spent ten years as a judging official for USA Gymnastics. She obtained her BS in psychology from Endicott College, as well as an MA in psychology from Brandeis University. Enthusiasm, knowledge, and transparency are her aim when working with clients. She prides herself on being attentive to her client’s needs and wants, her exceptional communication skills, and the desire to get the job done in a proficient, prompt, and professional manner. She particularly enjoys helping home buyers find the right homes for them and guiding them through the buying process.

In her spare time Leanne enjoys spending time with her three-year-old daughter Bellamy, reading, the Bruins, and stand-up comedy.

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