One of the most important and healthy things you can do for your home (to keep a long-lasting relationship with what keeps a home well) is winterizing your outdoor kitchen. And there may be a lot you’re not considering for the task at hand! That’s why we created this easy, step-by-step checklist for winterizing your kitchen (we may or may not have added some fun additional items in there for you to abide by).Read More
Care to guess what the most requested Father’s Day gift is? That's right, everything cooking related! Mom's Design Build has you covered this Father’s Day with all everything you need to know about outdoor kitchen essentials.
Choosing the perfect products for your Outdoor Kitchen can be overwhelming. There are so many options out there, how do you know what to choose? Blaze grill shares they’re a lot of options out there to choose from, but they are not all equal. Well, don't worry because we can help guide you? Before you can choose any products, you need to ask yourself a few important questions.Read More
This homeowner learned the hard way that he wasn’t in California anymore. But with the help of Mom’s Design Build, he discovered an even better outdoor lifestyle here in Minnesota. Hint: no wildfires, earthquakes or mudslides to threaten his investment.
To be kind, this homeowner outdoor living plan “evolved” as he adapted to his new Independence hillside surroundings. First came the cut-and-fill grade leveling, see-through stone fireplace and wood-fired pizza oven. Then the golf area, fire ring overlook, plantings, paving and outdoor kitchen came into play. Finally, the fixed kitchen shelter and operable dining pergola transpired.Read More
These fun-loving clients had visited Hawaii often and dreamed of a buying a place there someday. For now, they wanted a luxury poolscape where they could entertain friends in Stillwater three-seasons long. With a nod to Las Vegas, their second favorite destination, the mantra was Go Big or Go Home! And it had to be different. The designer responded with a unique sunken pool house with a swim up bar and premium landscaping, complete with annual Palm Tree.Read More
Just like Santa, outdoor appliances need to get ready for the winter. Here is a guide as to properly winterize your appliance.Read More
The fence is the simplest way to divide boundaries and to create privacy in your yard. The difficulty with fences, however, is that many municipalities only allow for the construction of fences that are 6 feet in height. This limits to the amount of privacy that can be achieved with just a fence. If you would like to have anything taller, there are a few simple ways in which privacy can be achieved. The best such way being, with plants!Read More
From a reclaimed pallet filled with herbs to a 15-story building covered in over 10,000 plants, living walls are becoming more and more popular—and for good reason. Whether indoors or out, they offer much more than just beauty. Living walls improve air quality and increase overall well-being, but can also absorb sound and help insulate your home.Read More
While the foliage of snakeroots can be stunning, many gardens do not have enough space for them to extend their sprawling flower stems. Now that rich burgundy-cocoa sheen is available in a tidy package, "Chocolate Shogun" Astilbe. Diminutive even by astilbe standards, its foliage reaches a mere 15" above which it sends creamy pink plumes of bloom. Grows in all of the standard astilbe locations.
Outdoor living has made a recent surge in popularity, prompting many people to ask themselves, "How could I get an outdoor living room in MY backyard?".
Minnesota seasons are ever changing and there is a degree of preparation that is necessary to enjoy your time outside. When crafting your backyard into an outdoor living space it is important to think about the functions. What do you want in your backyard? A swimming pool? Modern contemporary look? BBQ grill? Pizza oven? Planting Beds? Fireplace? After deciding what you will put in your outdoor living space, then decide how you will install it. What is important? When do you use each space? How can we make the order of events in the space seem natural? After relaxing in the porcelain surrounded hot tub, where are you going to dry off? Do you enjoy an evening cigar while watching the sunset? What kind of outdoor furniture do you imagine within the space? Do you and your honey have a drink of wine on your favorite swing at dusk when the kids go to sleep? Great backyard design becomes great not because it is close to "perfect", but because it is close to you.
Seed catalogs arrive in the dead of winter and quickly become a portal into a fantasy world right when I need it. But come March, the bounty they portray starts to...Read More