August 2017 - Stamped Artistry

Summertime Fun with a Backyard Fire Pit

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Do you love grilling and cooking in the backyard during the summer? Do you like to find time to roast marshmallows, and enjoy summer drinks and snacks? You could use a great grill. Or, you could invest in something to give your backyard a touch of outdoor fun: a fire pit.

A Different Side of BBQ

Nothing gives barbecued food the wood-fired flavor like a real fire. If you’re a fan of cooking outdoors, you have probably invested in a grill. However, a fire pit does more than allow you to cook with great natural flavor. It’s an investment for your home. Invest in a great cookout method, place to roast marshmallows, enjoy the summer nights with friends and family, and more. It adds a touch of the wild to your yard and barbecue.

Camping Close to Home

Sometimes, taking the kids camping just isn’t possible. However, if you have a backyard, bringing the camping trip close to home can be fun. Take your sleeping bags and tents to the yard, and light up the fire pit. Of course, you’ll always want to keep a watchful eye when it comes to fire and your children. You can give them the campfire experience right at home.

Year-Round Backyard Fun

Summer is great for a backyard fire pit. However, summers can get hot; if you’re not feeling the extra heat, the fire pit continues to be great for all seasons. Any time the weather cools enough for you, your fire pit is ready for you to light up and enjoy the season. Add a touch of warmth to cold nights so not only can you continue to cook out any time of the year, your friends and family can enjoy the extra warmth, too.

Add a touch of outdoor fun to your yard this summer. Contact us at Stamped Artistry about a backyard fire pit.

Enjoy a Concrete Front Porch

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Front porches can be the favorite spot of a home. When the weather is mild, a lovely front porch is a great place to sit and do almost anything. Even when the weather is not mild, a hot day can call for a cold drink and fan on the front porch, or a hot drink and blankets if it’s cold. Make your porch a place you want to be and consider using concrete. 

The Wooden Look

A wooden porch is a beautiful thing. However, it’s hard to maintain in the outdoors with all of the weather changes. You can still have that appearance, even with concrete. The concrete can be wood-stamped. It is stained to have natural colors resembling those of wood. Whether black or brown-toned, it can match your home and give it a classic look.

Stamped and Stained Concrete

In fact, concrete can be stamped to have a multitude of potential appearances. Want a stone porch without the expense? Try stamped concrete; you can have the color and texture of any stone you want—grey, red, black, and more. You can have modern geometric shapes, or the entire porch can be a single color and texture. You can have the concrete smoothed, stained to your liking, with a shining finish.

Concrete has great potential. It’s durable. It can withstand the changing weather over the years, and needs little more than sweeping and gentle washing to keep it clean. And, it can be almost anything you want it to be. That means you can spend your mornings, afternoons, evenings, and anytime in between lounging on your dream porch.

Enjoy a new concrete front porch. Talk to us at Stamped Artistry about what sort of look you want your porch to have and let us help make your dream of enjoying the space a reality.