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How to Create a Winter Wonderland With the Help of Our Masonry Supply in State College, PA

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There’s plenty to love about winter if you go about it with the right attitude. One way to help adults become as joyful as kids are about winter is to create a winter wonderland with the help of our masonry supply in State College, PA.

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There’s plenty to love about winter if you go about it with the right attitude. One way to help adults become as joyful as kids are about winter is to create a winter wonderland with the help of our masonry supply in State College, PA.

Fire

If winter evokes up images of sitting fireside with a warm blanket and a cup of steaming hot cocoa, why not bring the fun outside? 

Start with a generously sized outdoor fireplace or fire pit that’s large enough for the whole gang to gather around comfortably. Whether you choose wood-fueled or gas-fueled fire features, the design is important so that some people aren’t roasting while others are left out in the cold. You can achieve a cozy fireplace area using masonry seating with relatively high backs that will help hold in the heat generated by the fire. Fire pits are easier for a large group to gather around. For best results, opt for a round fire pit that doesn’t relegate anyone to the chillier corners.

In winter, you’ll want to minimize time away from the fire running back and forth to the house for supplies. So, add important features such as convenient firewood storage if your fireplace or fire pit is wood-burning. Add an outlet for an electric kettle, as well as plenty of storage for blankets, pillows, mugs, spoons, and cocoa mix. 

When it comes to seating around a fireplace or fire pit, don’t be put off by the thought of cold, hard slabs of stone. They’re not any colder than lawn furniture that icy winter winds can blow through. In fact, stone seating will quickly warm up when it’s near a fire, and it can retain the heat much more efficiently than any steel, wood, or fabric patio furniture. Another great feature of masonry seating is the joy of snuggling up with one another. 

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Light

Snow and ice reflect light in the most magical way. Aside from built-in low-voltage lighting under the lip of masonry seating (which helps light the way even when the fire is out) make your patio area more festive with outdoor string lights. Choose white for year-round ambience so you don’t have to worry about taking them down after the holidays. 

You can also add twinkling fairy lights at the base of planters, evergreen shrubs, or garden fences to create a magical landscape. You may not use your outdoor dining table much during the winter, but why not make it a feature in itself by covering it with net lighting and adding a winter-themed centerpiece? 

Music

What makes an evening around the fire even more magical? Music! Outdoor-rated speakers can be installed right into a custom fireplace, or in masonry seating, walls, or even in trees. The real trick to outdoor audio is to make it enjoyable (and audible) for everyone in your backyard, without disturbing the neighbors. Ask our knowledgeable experts on the best systems for you!

Ice Melt

Make it safe for family and guests to enjoy the great outdoors by keeping your hardscape free of snow and ice. Ice melt products are not all the same, so consult with our friendly staff. We will help you choose the right ice melt, depending on whether you have a wooden or composite deck, or a paver patio, poured concrete patio, natural stone patio or crushed gravel patio. The right ice melt product will be effective in keeping your outdoor space ice-free. Just as importantly, it will also protect the surface. The last thing you want is for your winter wonderland to become a nightmare in spring when chemical residue has already etched and stained your deck or patio!

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