Enhancing Northeastern Patios: Balancing Pest Control and Beneficial Insects

Tuesday July, 2023

Creating a harmonious outdoor space involves not only aesthetic considerations but also addressing the presence of pests like mosquitos and wasps. However, it is equally important to encourage beneficial insects that contribute to a healthy ecosystem. We hope you’re enjoying your outdoor oasis this summer, so here are some tips to control pests while protecting… Continue reading Enhancing Northeastern Patios: Balancing Pest Control and Beneficial Insects

6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Thursday June, 2022

Summer is almost here, which means it is finally time to start heading outdoors once more. With longer days and warmer weather, you might be looking to create an outdoor space where you can enjoy your time and even cook without heating the house and kitchen. When constructing and creating an outdoor kitchen, there are… Continue reading 6 Ideas for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Our Best Outdoor Kitchen Counters

Friday June, 2020

All this time at home may have you looking to update your outdoor space. An outdoor kitchen lets you stay outside while entertaining guests or watching your kids play before dinner. Guests will be more likely to help out and start chopping veggies for the grill when you have a beautiful outdoor space, and of… Continue reading Our Best Outdoor Kitchen Counters

Outdoor Entertaining: Tips & Tools

Tuesday June, 2020

You’ll probably be entertaining at home more often this summer with fewer restaurant options available, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time with friends and family.  Planning Your Outdoor Event Unless you have a pool, you probably shouldn’t have an outdoor event in the afternoon during the summer. Instead, try a fun… Continue reading Outdoor Entertaining: Tips & Tools

Soapstone Stands the Test of Time

Thursday October, 2019

We love soapstone not only for its sustainable and natural properties, but also its unique history of durability around the world. With a large quarry in Virginia, some styles of this metamorphic rock are easy to find close to home. This lower-emission option is another reason we love it. Historic Stone with a Modern Vein… Continue reading Soapstone Stands the Test of Time

Cooking with Soapstone

Thursday September, 2015

Cooking with Soapstone For our last blog post, we talked about outdoor kitchens, and why they’re perfect for fall. This time around, we’re going to talk a little more about soapstone as a cooking tool. This exciting New York Times article,  which came out at the beginning of the month, details how soapstone can enhance… Continue reading Cooking with Soapstone

Outdoor Dishwasher

Thursday May, 2011

Your Outdoor Kitchen How would you like to add an outdoor dishwasher to your outdoor kitchen?! I heard about this from the blog, Kitchen Clarity which is no longer active. Just in time for Summer, Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet – the people who brought you their outdoor pizza oven last year –  are first to market with… Continue reading Outdoor Dishwasher