It doesn’t matter if your patio is big or small; the type of flooring you install can make or break the overall experience of your space, therefore choose wisely. The perfect flooring will lead your guests straight to where you want them to be, without having to usher them along the way. Today we are going to have a look at what you need to consider in regards to outdoor flooring and why it’s essential, not only when you are hosting a party, but every other day too. Exposure to weather [...]
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Sometimes, there is nothing better than relaxing next to the mesmerizing ambience of your outdoor fire pit. If you are planning on spending a sunny afternoon or peaceful evening on your patio, the crackling sound of a fire is guaranteed to enhance your experience. There are few downsides to a get together around the fire pit. However, one of the most common problems is excess smoke. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to enjoy your fire when thick smoke is blowing all over the show. While there is no way of preventing this completely, [...]
You don’t have to be a professional party planner to host a fabulous game night next to your fire pit - that everyone will enjoy. All you need to do is work according to some carefully planned guidelines and find fun ways to keep your guests entertained. Oh! And don’t forget about the food. It is always a winner to have plenty of delicious snacks and drinks for your guests to choose from. Who to invite: It’s essential to write down the names of the people you want to invite to [...]
Are you looking for ways to keep the kids entertained during a lovely day outside with friends around the firepit? The perfect solution is to add some DIY backyard games to play while the fire is merrily crackling away. Store-bought games simply aren’t always as fun as larger than life lawn games and here, you can really go overboard with your creativity and go for gold! In the following blog, we are going to share some classic lawn games with you. These games are perfect for getting the kids outside and [...]
Storing your firewood might seem easy enough to do, but how and where you stack your firewood is more important than you think. If you don’t pile your firewood correctly, it could lead to mould, fungus and plainly - wood that doesn’t burn well at all. While the possibility of mouldy timber will always be there, there are simple ways to prevent your wood from being mould free. In today’s blog, we share some simple tips with you on how to keep your fire wood as dry, clean and safe [...]
Fire glass is a more contemporary take on modern decorative media to use for your fire pit. The following buyers’ guide to fire glass crystals is created to help you make an informed decision when investing in your fire pit. In the following blog, we outline how fire glass works and have a look at different types of fire glass to help you choose an option that is the best suited for your fire pit. But before we do that, let’s have [...]
It doesn’t matter how old you are or how many braais you have attended, I am pretty sure EVERYONE has been witness to an argument as to the pros and cons of using wood vs charcoal and which one is considered the best to braai with. Today we are diving head first into the great debate: What makes your fire burn better and adds the most flavour to your precious braaivleis and boerewors? This is the age-old question that we hope to answer for you today. [...]
Warmer weather, longer days, what more can we ask for? It’s the perfect time for entertaining family and friends and planning a few outdoor parties and braais. Unfortunately, entertaining people takes more than providing good food, company and music. Something that you should keep in mind before inviting over your closest friends to enjoy an evening around the fire pit is appropriate outdoor lighting. Having proper outdoor lighting adds terrific value to your home. Here is what you need to know before installing [...]
Are you craving classic family fun? Then we suggest it’s time to put the video games away and pitch a tent in the backyard for some quality family time. Many might be ready to brave the great outdoors (a public campsite), but a lot of people might still be wary of the prospect of camping away from home due to the unfortunate event of Covid 19. If you want to expose your kiddies to the great outdoors without leaving your home, try pitching a tent in your backyard. A backyard [...]
At the end of a long day, your fire pit is just the thing you need to unwind. There is nothing better than gathering around the fire pit with family and friends for a relaxing evening of good company and making memories. You invested a great deal of time and money into the centrepiece of your backyard landscaping. Keeping rainy months in mind, it’s important to take efforts to keep it looking and performing its best. Depending on the location of your fire pit, the after effects of heavy or [...]