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Extending Patio Season With Fire Features

Create an Extraordinary Patio You Can Use All Year by Adding a Fire Feature Homeowners around the world are quickly realizing how easy it is to bring the indoors outside, so that they can enjoy nature while they are relaxing or entertaining family and friends. If you have been contemplating creating a new patio space, but have been holding off, we must ask why? We hope that you are not holding off due to thinking that it is not worth it since you cannot use it throughout the year. That couldn’t be further from the truth! Whenever we have a client tell us this, we always offer up the solution of adding a fire feature like a fire pit or an outdoor fireplace. Not only do these options offer warmth on those cooler days and nights of the year, they also add a different ambiance to the space, as well as a focal point.  Virginia Beach Patios The first thing that we recommend is deciding which type of fire feature you want for your patio. This may not be as easy of a decision as yo

5 Activities To Fall In Love with Your Patio This Season!

1. Start a Fire! Now is the time to make use of that fire pit ! Skip the Netflix and cozy up outdoors one night. Glass of wine and marshmallows included, of coarse! 2. Pizza Party Kids love pizza! Kids love making their own pizza even more! Saving the mess for outside can be quite fun with an outdoor pizza oven. Order up! 3. Have a pumpkin carving party Invite friends over to make an event out of carving your pumpkin. You will need pumpkins, carving tools, and some yummy fall snacks. Try roasting pumpkin seeds, making apple crumble, or sippin on some hot coco. 4.Make Fall Inspired Cocktails One of our favorites is Apple Brandy Hotty Toddy pictured below. Recipe 1 Black Tea Bag. 1 tablespoon Honey. 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice. 2 ounces Apple Brandy. 2 Cinnamon Sticks. 1 Star Anise. Apple Slices, For garnish. 5. Create Fall Aromas There are certainly a lot to choose from. Pumpkin Spice, Apples, Cinnamon. Check out one of our favorite DIY potpourri be

Wonderful Project!

It's Fall Y'all!

Virginia Beach Patios offers custom built fire features. Extend the time you enjoy your outdoors this fall and winter! Visit our website to book your free consultation today!

Protecting Your Investment

After investing in pavers for a new outdoor living space or driveway, you should consider investing in protecting your investment by sealing your pavers. Sealers have come a long way in the past few years  Tips for sealing your pavers: -Always use a professional when sealing your patio or driveway area -Recommended wait is at least 3 months (a season) to apply sealer to ensure efflorescence does not get trapped. -Wait 24 hours before walking, putting furniture, or driving on newly sealed pavers. Learn more at the  Techniseal  website Visit our website to book your consultation now!

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Take A Seat!

SEAT WALLS Far too often homeowners overlook seating when planning their outdoor hardscape project. Is it worth the extra cash? We say, Yes! Seat walls add a beautiful and functional aspect to any backyard. 1. Add A Beauty Element While most decisions when planning a home project rely mostly on aesthetic value, this rings true for seat walls! Seat walls can be made from a variety of materials and add height and dimension to create a wow factor to your home.   2. Functionality Of course we like for things to be pretty, but functional is a must too! Seat walls not only add beauty, but with the right planning and some creativity can double as many other functions then just seating! Seat walls can double as a retaining wall if any slopes, wood boxes to store wood for your fire pit, a flower box for more aesthetics, and much more. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination!   3. Low Maintenance Outdoor patio furniture can get expens

5 Ways To Get Your Outdoor Space Spring Ready

We all face the yearly challenge of rushing to get our outdoor space freshened up for spring time. Here's a short list to help start your plan for designing and restoring your outdoor space! 1. Restore and renew the look of your patio HARDSCAPE SEALANTS BY TECHNISEAL ® Choose from gloss or matte finishes to protect your hardscape against stains and make cleaning easier. Choose From: Contact your local hardscape company for professional application. 2. Keep Bugs Away! Tall sculptural lemongrass looks gorgeous and contains citronella, so it’s a natural mosquito repellent!  Tiki torches or adding herbs to your fire features can also do the trick. Virginia Beach Patios offers design and installation of custom fire features ! 3.Create A Outdoor Bar/Kitchen Function and convenience you will love! Outdoor kitchens are a great way to bring the comfort and convenience of indoors out. Ranging from simple to amenity loaded full function. Our cust

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