Carmel Cottage RetreatTraditional Patio, San Francisco
What Houzz contributors are saying:
In the summer months especially, the yard is a destination for people and pets alike. It’s a place for kicking back, but it’s also a place where there’s no shortage of hazards, for furry family members — and for the yard itself, courtesy of those sometimes-destructive furry family members.Before you settle into your lawn chair, here are some professional-approved backyard protection pointers to keep everyone, and everything, happy and healthy.
Designer Jeff Culbertson says this photo of Shasta, a border collie-beagle mix, is Culbertson-Durst Interiors’ most popular picture on Houzz. “Shasta was a puppy four years ago when I first started working with this client on another home,” Culbertson says. When they were photographing this Carmel, California, outdoor area, “she just jumped up on the ottoman, so we let her stay.”Ottoman and chair fabric: Sunbrella; fireplace: custom-designed with Carmel stone; patio: unsealed flagstone
Boost resale value. If you are considering selling your home at some point, an outdoor fireplace can be a boon at sale time. Accented with comfy outdoor living room furniture, it will help potential buyers easily imagine themselves there.