Here in the South, outdoor grills don’t get shuttered when Winter arrives. We’re lucky enough to enjoy 365 days of grillin’ time. So, it makes sense to create an outdoor space worthy of that prized grill. And your guests, of course. And, no need to go BIG if that’s not your style. There are many smaller grilling stations that simply make the task that much more enjoyable.
First – The center of all outdoor kitchens is the grill (Duh!). And here you have options:
Finally – Probably the #1 outdoor item, other than the grill, is a TV. Nothing compares to watching the BIG game outdoors with food grilling away. Make sure to plan shade (such as an awning) for the TV, to minimize glare when it’s sunny out.
Has your house gone to the dogs?
No - Then perhaps it’s time!
These handy additions will make any pooch feel extra special, and without breaking the bank.
One of the most functional additions to a home is the dog bath. A great mudroom addition that will keep your pups clean without all the maneuvering. Especially with the extendable shower-head and splash guard, this shower will save pet owners a lot of headaches.
Pooches are curious creatures. Put them in front of a window, and they could be there all day. But there may not always be window of the correct height for your pup. Do you have a tall backyard fence because you need to keep in a large dog? Consider a mid-fence cut out.
Or maybe you have an especially little dog. Windows of normal height can be complicated to get up to without assistance. Add extra light to your home by installing a modern, floor level window.
While there are portable gates, but when it comes to larger dogs, these gates usually fold under the pressure. For persistent dogs, you will need a sturdier, installed gate. Whether it be a pop-out wall gate, a hinge gate, or a dutch door, these barriers will help you divide and restrict rooms in your home.
Install a baseboard drawer to hold your pup’s water and food dish in place. You could even use the cabinet above the drawer to store crunchies, chew toys, and other treats.
Not just for apartment or condo dwellers, the porch potty is a most convenient addition. It's a faux lawn with a draining system that allows your pooch to go when you're stuck at the office.