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Turning Your Backyard Into an Outdoor Oasis

Turning Your Backyard Into an Outdoor Oasis

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By creating an outdoor oasis in your backyard, you not only increase the value of your home, but you create a place where you will love spending time. Outdoor entertaining spaces are perfect for gathering with friends and family. 

Your back patio is an extension of your indoor space. By adding certain elements, you can make your outdoor space more inviting and livable, perfect for nice weather get-togethers! 

Top Outdoor Elements for Your Backyard

While the possibilities are almost endless, there are a few outdoor elements that will put your outdoor oasis over the top. Outdoor kitchens and entertaining areas are becoming extremely popular, allowing you to effortlessly entertain your guests.

Built-in Grill

If you love to spend time outside and enjoy eating outdoors, a built-in grill is a must. When designing your built-in grill, make sure to leave adequate space for meal prep. A built-in grill will allow you to grill out, while still interacting with your guests, as opposed to being stuck in the kitchen and missing all the fun.

There are several different variations of built-in grills, including gas, charcoal, and pellet grills. When investing in an outdoor built-in grill, there are a lot of things to consider. While it’s not a cheap investment, it can add to the value of the house and make it more desirable when it comes time to sell. 

Built-in grills also take up less space than freestanding grills, which can be helpful if you don’t have a lot of patio space. They are typically made from stainless steel and other high-quality materials, making them extremely durable and long-lasting.

Bar Area

The options are endless when it comes to outdoor bars. They can be a part of an outdoor kitchen, or they can be standalone, made from unique materials such as whiskey barrels or pallets. An outdoor bar area can make your backyard an entertaining destination for your neighbors, family, and friends. 

An outdoor bar area can be as simple or elaborate as you want. There are no rules when it comes to design. It can be a simple standalone bar with a tv for a quiet night on the patio, or it can be a part of a complex outdoor kitchen, complete with large seating areas and pass-through windows. 


Who doesn’t love sitting around a fire pit on a crisp fall night and making s’mores? Firepits are favorites of both kids and adults alike. A firepit is a great investment, as it can be used almost throughout the entire year, but particularly in the summer and fall.

stone fire pit

A firepit can be as big or small as you want it to be. Something to consider is where you put it, as you will need a fireproof surface for it to rest upon. There are a number of different kinds of firepits, from small transportable ones to larger and more elaborate ones created from stone or brick that are not movable. You can usually choose from a number of different heat sources, including firewood, propane, or gas.

Outdoor Fireplace

An outdoor wood or gas-burning fireplace will add a cozy element to your outdoor space. It will allow you to get more use out of your patio and extend how long you can spend outside once it starts getting colder during the winter months.

There is something extremely comforting about curling up in front of a fireplace on a cold winter night. An outdoor fireplace will allow you to enjoy your outdoor space while staying warm in cooler weather. Not only will an outdoor fireplace give you the same comfort as a firepit, but it can be installed on your covered patio, as it will have a chimney to control the fire and smoke.

outdoor fireplace with seating

Full Outdoor Kitchen

A full outdoor kitchen can come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. The key to having a full, functional outdoor kitchen is to have enough storage and prep space to be able to create full meals outside, without having to run in to grab anything. Whether you have a cozy cooking nook or a large, exquisite kitchen complete with plenty of cabinets and a dishwasher, an outdoor kitchen is the ultimate outdoor entertaining must-have.

An outdoor kitchen will not only make your outside area more functional and inviting, but it will help to raise the value of your home. Full outdoor kitchens are extremely common these days, and they are highly desirable. 

How Christie Cut Stone Can Help

Christie Cut Stone is the leading stone and brick distributor in the Memphis area and the rest of the Midsouth. We have provided our customers with the highest quality materials for their home projects for over 100 years. Our experienced consultants will help you to select material for your backyard oasis, based on your unique needs and wants. We will be with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to project completion. Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation!

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Posted by Michael Christie at 11:22 AM