one second... still loading...

Image
scroll down...

this old oak and me


WE'RE MADE OF THE SAME STUFF

Let’s Talk Fire Pits

June 8th, 2021 by  posted in Features

So, you’ve been thinking about adding a fire pit… we believe your backyard should feel inviting to you and yours all year round. Fire pits are a great way to do just that, from a fun summer bonfire to an intimate setting on a chilly winter night. There are so many types and styles of fire pits to choose from and many things to consider when getting ready to welcome such an addition to your home.  WOOD-BURNING FIREPITS If you’re looking for something sweet, traditional, and straightforward, you may be looking in the direction of a wood-burning fire pit, especially if you’re the snacking kind around a fire. Think, campfire, the feeling of being out in the wilderness, the sound of the wood crackling and tiny sparks floating about you in the air while telling stories, laughing, and just having a good time. Wood-burning fire pits consist of a bowl or shell where the wood is burned, made from steel, copper, cast iron, or stone, ranging from about 80lbs for a portable fire pit...

Five tips to create the perfect outdoor living space

June 1st, 2020 by  posted in Features

Most new homeowners focus on beautifying their home indoor space with little attention paid to outdoor living space. That’s understandable when you’re only starting to build a home and on a tight budget but there’s no denying that a home feels incomplete without a properly designed outdoor living space. Outdoor spaces connect us to the earth. It grounds us and makes us feel centered especially in times when things in our life happen so fast. Spending time outdoors has several benefits to counteract living a busy life. It gives us a taste of nature without having to leave home if we don’t have the time to travel or go on hikes.  A sunny outdoor space where you can sip iced tea, read a good book, or simply do nothing for hours to help clear our mind. Here are a few tips that can give you that serene and stylish backyard that most of us dream of. 1. Custom Fire PitThese beautiful, open pit, outdoor fireplaces are a great way to hang out and relax...

USA Today & GO Designs: The Backyard Living Room

October 31st, 2019 by  posted in Features

The following is an article from USA Today: J.P. Hayes, a professional golfer, used to get lonely hosting barbecues.  “I would be at the grill at one end while everyone else was 50 or 60 yards away on the porch,” Hayes says. So he went ahead and hired George Ocampo, owner of GO Designs in El Paso, Texas, to put him at the center of the party. “Initially I just wanted to install a grill on the porch, but George came up with a computer-generated plan beyond what I thought was possible,” Hayes says.  While lawns and gardens are pretty, a low-maintenance backyard can be more appealing for some homeowners. Hardscaping, which refers to paths, patios and other hard surfaces, provides an attractive place to relax outdoors. “The goal of hardscaping is to make the outside of the house as livable as the inside,” says Jason Brownlee, owner of J. Brownlee Design in Nashville, Tennessee. Among the most popular elements of hardscaping are outdoor kitchens, patios, pergolas, and fire pits, says Ocampo, who has been in...