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Meet Jane Evans

During college, I lived in a small, old house. My roommates and I loved it's cozy charm and, for the most part, didn't have any problems. However, one day, we noticed that the carpet in one of the bedrooms was wet--and it couldn't be dried. When we called our landlady and the repairman, they discovered that the shower not only needed to be re-caulked, but there was mold everywhere under the carpet. We had to move out for two weeks while they fixed the problem. Soon, thanks to the contractor (the likes of whom you can read about), we were back at home.


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A great addition to your backyard is going to be an outdoor fire pit. The fire pit will give your family a place to gather together, either to eat, to talk, or to just sit and enjoy the warmth. There are several different types of fire pits that you can have installed in your backyard, as well as multiple ways that you can go about customizing them and the area surrounding them. This article will discuss 2 great ways that you can customize your outdoor fire pit. 

Add Decorative Stone

A great way to give your fire pit and the area surrounding it a finished looked is to add stone. You can have stone that covers the top edge around the fire pit, as well as the wall of the fire pit. You can stretch the stone out even more by adding it to the ground all around the fire pit as well. This is great for not only looking nice, but it can also reduce the likelihood of a fire spreading on grass and/or trees. If you would like to extend the stone look even more, you can have some beautiful stone benches created that go all the way around your fire pit. This makes this area even better for relaxing and spending time because you have a great place to sit and enjoy yourself. When it comes to the stone that you pick out, you can go with pretty much any color, size, or style that you like; you are just going to want to make sure that the stone is treated so that it will do well outdoors. 

Create A Fire Pit Within A Fountain 

If you want to get really creative and fancy with your fire pit, you can have your fire pit built into the middle of a stone waterfall. The fire will be located in the center of the stone structure, and the waterfall will be cascading down all around it. This is the perfect contrast, and it is great for creating not only something that is gorgeous to look at, but also something that is very calming. You can even add colored lights to the entire structure to make it easier to see the waterfall and fire combination. This type of fire pit is obviously going to be a bit more expensive to create, but it can be well worth it for the gorgeous final product that you are going to get. 

For more information and help with customization, talk with companies that build fire pits, like Alpine Fireplaces.