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The Great Outdoors: 8 Standout Features

By Tiffany Adams


There's no doubt the best thing about an outdoor space is the simple pleasure of relishing nature, but a few amenities, activities, and upgrades can increase your enjoyment of the space. We've rounded up eight steal-worthy ideas to set your backyard apart from the rest of the neighborhood.

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Build a bar

Whether you use it as a work surface for mixing poolside cocktails or as an outdoor dining area, a built-in bar is sure to be a standout feature. Create an outdoor kitchen with a bar area—like the one shown here—and you'll enjoy the convenience of cooking and dining without ever leaving the great outdoors. Consider fun details, such as the tufted treatment on the façade of this built-in, to make your bar extra chic.

For more ideas, see Go Alfresco: 8 Outdoor Kitchen & Dining Areas

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