With the beautiful weather Southern California enjoys, Orange County landscape design can encompass many outdoor living configurations.  Most of the year, using the patio or porch as a main living space is a great idea.  While a fire inside the house can make things too hot, an outdoor fireplace allows you to stay outside when the temperatures dip.  A fire has a way of gathering people and creating a sense of coziness.  Light a fire at the end of a dinner party and allow everyone to linger over drinks or dessert.

Fireplaces outdoors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes to go with many architectural styles.  They can be as simple as a free-standing wood stove.  Or go big and create a statement with a fireplace that incorporates classic herringbone brickwork or elegant white stucco.  Install a baroque mantel piece for a quirky contrast of outdoors and indoors.  Artwork, like mosaics or bas-relief, both work well outside and can stand up to sun and rain.  Those who enjoy cooking outside might consider adding a pizza oven to a fireplace.  Stay in and make real brick oven-fired pizzas. 

Plan an Orange County landscape design project to really make the most of your property.  Contact Dreamscapes by MGR to help bring your ideas to life.

 

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