Leaves on Long Island have turned lemon, orange and flame red; temperatures are starting to cool in the evening, and autumn in the Northeast has become an ideal time to gather around an outdoor fireplace for warmth and ambience.
Now. Consider setting that fireplace next to a hot tub, maybe underneath an attractive pergola, and you have the makings of a backyard retreat that is more than just cozy. You have a welcoming outdoor entertainment area that extends not just into Fall, but even into the snows of winter.
Best Hot Tubs can supply you with the best hot tub available and offer you inspired ideas on how to create an idyllic environment for the spa. We have contacts with expert landscape designers, so whatever is needed, we can help.
For those on a budget, one way to keep costs down is to work from a scaled sketch and photos of the products, rather than invest in a formal and intricate plan.
For example, budget pergola and fireplace kits can be half the price of custom ones and you can get a clear picture of what they will look like before hand. Such kits can produce a beautiful outdoor stage for a Great Room – the perfect spot for star gazing and sharing good times with family and friends.
Budget pergola and fireplace kits can be half the price of custom ones and you can get a clear picture of what they will look like before hand.
A hot tub, with all its fantastic hydrotherapy capacity and relaxation enjoyment, can also be a very desirable budget-friendly option to the more expensive swimming pool by providing that vital and calming element of nature — water. In addition, by surrounding it with rocks and a small garden, or by setting it into a deck or patio, it can suggest an “in-ground” custom look even if it’s not.
We often use Bullfrog Spas because they have less plumbing than others. In addition, their removable jetted hot tub seats, called JetPaks, allow them to be individually selected by the customer for a perfect massage to relieve stress and increase flexibility.
A portable hot tub can be a very special budget option to the more expensive swimming pool by providing that vital element of nature — water.
But what if you want a more elaborate outdoor retreat? Can you also keep that budget-friendly? Actually, yes! The best way to do that is to plan a retreat that can be done in phases.
The following project showcase — with its elegant decking, pergola with shingled roof and stately white columns, small pond, hot tub (underneath its own separate pergola), stepping stone bridge and paths, a second, larger, vanishing-edge pond with waterfall and connecting stream — was accomplished in three phases.
The project’s beautiful new deck, hot tub, and pergola made a special outdoor retreat. The hot tub case was carefully chosen to match the tone of the composite decking installed by The Deck and Patio Company. They chose this particular decking because it offers the warm, natural look of wood, but without the maintenance.
Being a composite fabrication, it eliminates most of the cracking, rotting or splitting natural wood is known for. It also requires no sealants which saves lots of regular maintenance hassles. These composite materials also protect from UV rays, and allow no damage from insects, water or sun.
At the edge of a patio, beside a lovely shingle-roof gazebo/pergola, this fireplace not only offers warmth in autumn and winter months but it creates the perfect ambience for conversation. Light up the barbecue for dinner or late-night dining to thoroughly enjoy the outdoors year-round.