11 Pool & Landscape Pavilion Design Must-Haves for Your Home in Reading or Lancaster, PA

Nothing quite extends your outdoor living space like a pavilion. Incorporating a pavilion gives you some shelter and allows you to find respite from the heat or even from inclement weather.

One of the first questions we ask when designing a pool and landscape pavilion is: How do you plan to use it? The answer to that question will then dictate everything that goes into the project. While some may just want a space to sit and eat others may also want to be able to cook in the space, so we’ll design a pavilion with outdoor kitchen.

As you think about what you might want to incorporate in your landscape pavilion design, consider these popular must-have design elements.

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The Burning Question: An Outdoor Fireplace vs. a Fire Pit?

Both an outdoor fireplace or a fire pit can provide a lot of enjoyment. They can add light, heat, and an interactive experience that really enhances your time spent outdoors. A fire feature can also add a lot of ambiance to your space. After all, there’s nothing quite like sitting by the fire.

While outdoor fireplaces and fire pits both add the appeal of fire to your outdoor space, they are different structures that provide quite different experiences. If you’re debating a fire pit vs. fireplace, there are a few things to keep in mind as you narrow it down for your home in Lancaster, Reading, Hershey, or York, PA.

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How Much Does an Outdoor Kitchen Cost? Prices to Expect in Lancaster, Reading, York, and Hershey, PA

Outdoor kitchens are an incredibly popular addition to any outdoor living project. In fact, about half of the projects that Earth Turf & Wood designs and installs include a kitchen. The goal of an outdoor living project is always to keep people outdoors by eliminating any reason to have to go in and out of the home—and that’s exactly what outdoor kitchens provide.

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Scoring a Backyard Putting Green for Your Lancaster PA Home

Imagine being able to walk outside and practice your chipping and putting any day of the week? For the golf enthusiast who spends every weekend on the golf course, why not consider a putting green for your backyard? After a long day at work you can destress by putting a few rounds and perfecting your skills. Before you know it, you’ll be beating par every time you hit the greens. 

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12 Design Essentials That Pool Companies in Lancaster, PA Often Don't Include

Once pool building season begins the pool companies in Lancaster, PA and its surrounding areas are looking to get as many jobs done as they can. The sad reality of this way of doing things is that (in most cases) they just want to build a pool, pour a concrete patio, and move on to the next job. Unless you hire them for any ongoing maintenance of your pool, their relationship is pretty much over after it's built.

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Value vs. Cost to Install a Paver or Natural Stone Patio in Reading or Lancaster, PA

When thinking about an outdoor living space, it is your hardscaped areas that tend to bring the most value. A patio is where you entertain, share meals with your family, or even just sit outside to read a book or enjoy the nice weather. Adding a patio provides a lot more versatility to your outdoor space.

Patios are incredibly popular so it’s no surprise that a lot of companies build them. But you’ll likely find that natural stone or paver patio costs can really run the gamut.

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Smart Design Steps When Working with Pool Contractors in Lancaster, PA or Reading

You’ve made the decision you want to build a pool. Now that you’ve decided the project is a “go,” you are about to embark on an exciting journey that will end with your brand new swimming pool.

But it is your next steps, in selecting from pool contractors in Lancaster and Reading, PA, that will be critical in the outcome of that process. Choosing the right pool professional to carry out your vision will make all the difference.

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