If you’re like most NJ homeowners, you dream of having an outdoor living space to relax, unwind and spend time with your loved ones.

Whether you like the idea of curling up with a good book and a glass of wine next to the swimming pool, toasting marshmallows with your kids over an open fire or throwing a huge neighborhood barbecue, taking the time to plan out your ideal space can make it possible for you to turn your dreams into reality – without draining your savings account.

Ready to get started? Take a look at some of our expert suggestions for selecting outdoor living features and products that will dazzle and delight both you and your guests.

Grill Island

What’s better than grilling? Working on a quality grill allows you to enjoy the outdoors while staying connected with your outdoor dining guests. Not only that, but cooking out delivers a more flavorful and healthy meal for everyone.

And if that’s not enough to motivate you to ditch your conventional oven for a grill, consider the fact that the cleanup process is a whole lot simpler. But why settle for “just” a grill? Why not install a grill island in or around your patio dining space?

Grill islands are becoming increasingly popular throughout NJ because a standard grill is turned into a stunning outdoor living feature that completes the look of your patio and hardscape. The grill is built into a beautiful counter that can be constructed from natural stone or concrete that has been manufactured to emulate the look and feel of natural stone at a lower cost.

In either case, you’re left with an attractive island that will contrast beautifully with the stainless steel grill while still complimenting the more natural elements of your backyard. Both types of materials are noncombustible, heat resistant and easy to clean, making them the perfect cooking companions.

Grill islands can also be built to feature mini fridges, storage spaces and even sinks to fully complete your outdoor cooking experience.

Pizza Oven

Pizza ovens are another top pick for NJ homeowners. Those who really enjoy spending time cooking and entertaining outdoors might go the whole hog and feature both a grill island and a pizza oven in their outdoor living space.

Others might be able to have all of their cooking needs met with the pizza oven alone. Regardless of what you choose for your outdoor living space, though, we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with your pizza oven.

There is no description that can fully convey the rich flavors and perfect degree of crispiness that is delivered by cooking with an outdoor pizza oven. You really have to taste the food to believe it, and once you do, you’ll never want to prepare your food any other way.

As the name suggests, outdoor pizza ovens are the perfect match for whipping up Italian delights like piping hot cheese and three meat pizzas, but you can really cook up just about anything inside of your oven. We always suggest that our customers try roasting vegetables in this method – they’re to die for.

Everyone will want to come to your house for dinner! Like grill islands, pizza ovens are not only fully functional, but also improve the overall esthetic value of your property.

You can choose from several different pizza oven kits from multiple brands in order to find the unit that will look and function best in your outdoor living space. They’re fast and easy to install and will last for a lifetime. Get ready to make some beautiful memories.

Fireplace

There’s nothing that brings people together quite like the warm glow of a fireplace. Who says that fireplaces can only be built indoors, though?

If you’re someone who enjoys spending a great deal of time in your outdoor living areas, you should definitely consider installing an outdoor fireplace. For starters, the fireplace will quickly become the focal point of the area, creating an inviting atmosphere where people want to gather and linger as the night goes on.

Secondly, a fireplace will make it possible for you to enjoy spending time outdoors well into the crisp autumn months, thus enabling you to get even more value from your outdoor living space. Finally, outdoor fireplaces have been known to increase home value, making your home worth more in the event that you decide to sell down the line.

Outdoor fireplaces can be used to enhance outdoor “living rooms” and other spaces where you and your loved ones may gather. The flickering lights of the dancing flames will add a hint of magic to the night air, creating the ideal environment for talking, laughing and creating beautiful memories.

Take the time to consider your many options for building an outdoor fireplace. Whether you prefer a pre-fabricated fireplace kit, a fireplace with a natural stone facade, or a brick fireplace, you’ll have the freedom to find a style that works for you.

Fire Pit

Fire pits are a staple for NJ homeowners who love to spend time with their loved ones throughout the spring, summer and fall months. Adding a fire pit to your outdoor living space will give you a place to gather in a more casual atmosphere.

You might migrate over to the fire pit after sharing a delicious meal with one another, or you might just go straight to the fire pit without having to worry about cooking or cleanup at all. It’s an “anytime” outdoor living feature and can be used however you please.

Many of our customers like to establish seating areas around the fire pit so that they can comfortably toast up their marshmallows, enjoy a cold drink and chat with their loved ones at a safe distance from the beautiful flames. Fire pits can be constructed from natural stone, or you might consider purchasing a pre-fabricated kit that will likely be constructed from concrete and designed to look just like the real thing.

Both materials are non-combustile and won’t retain heat, thereby creating a safe and comfortable environment. Fire glass can also be used to add more visual interest and color to the fire pit itself and to the flames, creating a magical and enchanting atmosphere for you and your guests.

Buying Outdoor Living Products in NJ

When you’re ready to take your outdoor living space to the next level, be sure to visit Braen Supply at one of our convenient NJ locations. We’re the largest and most trusted outdoor living feature and product supplier in the Tri-State area.

We carry a massive inventory of products from a variety of popular brands and in an array of different styles and colors. This makes it easy for you to find the features that will work best for your existing landscape and hardscape and that will speak to your unique personality.

All of our products are competitively priced and can be picked up at your convenience or bulk delivered to locations throughout parts of NJ, NY, NYC and PA.
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