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Making the most of a roof terrace

If you have a roof terrace or balcony, how can you make the most of it? There are some inspirational ideas out there to add value to your outside space:

Create warmth and use your outside space all year with a fire pit. In a small space, it is still possible to add a functional but stylish fire pit that is safe to use. The Firecube is ideal and with different fuel options, it can conform to safety requirements. An optional table top also means it is multi-use.

Solus Firecube

For larger terraces or balconies, fire pits and tables will create a social area with seating positioned around. The Elevated Halo is a great example and used in residential and commercial spaces.

The Gwen Hotel, Chicago featuring a Solus Decor Elevated Halo fire table

 

Solus Dome water feature

Water features are also an option on a terrace and can create a calm and tranquil environment. They can be an oasis in the city and integral as part of the mindful living trend for 2018*. Look out for self-circulating and “plug and play” products. This means there is no plumbing and water is not being wasted. The Dome is a great example.

There are many designers who are experienced in designing roof top and terrace gardens which do tend to be in cities where outside space is at a premium.

 

 

Amber Freda Landscape Design have created some amazing spaces in NYC and their website has a portfolio of these as well as offering informative blogs such as flowers for a city roof top garden.

The Garden Builders in the UK have also worked on transforming roof spaces in London and their blog 7 roof terrace ideas showcases some of them and offers expert advice.

For more information on Solus fire pits and water features please contact us.

TF: 1.877.255.3146

E: info@solusdecor.com

W: www.solusdecor.com

*Source: Country Living

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We helped WARM UP the Bachelorette

bachelorette-eha-36When Solus Decor was approached to help enhance the setting of the Bachelorette Canada for the premier episode… we jumped at the opportunity. Knowing that the series of the Bachelor / Bachelorette is hugely popular and has a solid fan base, we couldn’t resist lending some fire pits for the “one-on-one” conversations. We think you’ll agree that our beautiful 36″ Elevated Halo and 26″ Hemi add to the gorgeous surroundings where the opening night cocktail party was held.

With the help of our Elevated Halo, bachelorette Jasmine Lorimer warmed up to several of the newly introduced bachelors. Not only did the firepit help with the ambience, but no doubt it also helped keep Jasmine warm during the shoot in Vancouver’s chilly climate.

Pictured below, Vancouver’s own Kevin P. chats with Jasmine while enjoying the warmth of our 26″ Hemi.vancouverite-bachelor-kevin-p-with-jasmineAlthough you won’t see any more of our fire pits in upcoming episodes, you can enjoy the rest of The Bachelorette Canada on the WNetwork.

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6 smart ways to position seating around a fire pit

Some of the guests we meet in our show room know they absolutely want a fire pit, but aren’t exactly sure about how best to arrange their outdoor seating around one. Thus, we have compiled 6 of the simplest ways in which fire pits can be arranged for your outdoor space or patio. And of course, if none of these layouts work for you, any of our of sales associates would be happy to strategize with you by phone or in person.

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Individual chairs can be placed around a fire pit (36″ Hemi firebowl)

 

Hemi 26
A fire pit can be placed in the corner of your space with chairs or table around it (26″ Hemi firebowl with plinth)

 

Elevated Halo 36"
A love seat and individual chair(s) can be placed around any fire pit (36″ Elevated Halo)

 

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A sectional sofa works beautifully around any fire pit (36″ Elevated Halo)

 

ElevatedHalo Loveseats
A fire pit can be placed in between 2 loveseats, perfect for conversations (36″ Elevated Halo)

 

Elevated Halo around stools
A fire pit may be placed in between a an L-shaped sectional sofa with stools & tables gathered around the other side (36″ Elevated Halo)