The Outdoor Living Blog

Bahler Brothers Blog

This blog addresses many of the questions, issues and design options for paver and wall installations.

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Built-in Grill  |  How To  |  Maintenance  |  Outdoor Kitchen

How to Use and Maintain your Built-In Grill

Protect the investment you’ve put into your outdoor kitchen and built-in grill. Keeping the grill, other appliances and stainless steel cabinets clean and well maintained is going to help preserve your investment for many years to come. There are some minor issues that can occur when you own a gas grill – no matter how much you spend on it, things can go wrong and malfunction once in awhile. Here is a checklist of things to watch for and to include in your regular maintenance of the grill. Some of these tips are specific to the Summerset brand of grills, and some are more general and may apply to other brands as well.

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Outdoor Kitchen  |  Outdoor Living  |  Pergolas

How to Create your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

As we are becoming well aware, outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular.  “Outdoor kitchens have exploded in popularity because they provide an enjoyable space to cook and share food in the beauty of a garden environment,” says J. Gieo Peonsoneault, host and producer for The New American Landscape Channel, an online resource for the green industry. While your kitchen can be tailored to your budget and tastes, here are four things for anyone to consider while planning your dream outdoor cooking space.  Click here for many great outdoor kitchen ideas. 1. Evaluate your space and design a layout that works with your area and your budget. 2.  Decide which materials you would like to use for your floor, raised structure and counter tops. 3.  Think about your appliances, and what you would like to incorporate into your kitchen. 4.  Overhead roof type of structure, such as a pergola or a pavilion. The first thing to consider is the space you are working with and the most efficient layout for your space. You should also consider your indoor space while planning this. You want your kitchen to be visually appealing from the inside as well at outside. Your budget and preferences also need to be taken into account at this stage, but you need to think about how the layout can be the most efficient for your needs and wants.

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Contractor Comparison Worksheet

Contractor Comparison Worksheet

Take the frustration out of comparing bids from different landscape contractors with our Contractor Comparison Checklist

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Landscape Lighting  |  Landscaping  |  Outdoor Kitchen  |  Outdoor Living  |  Water Feature

Create The Ultimate Outdoor Living Space

When you think of your ultimate backyard, what thoughts come to mind? Do you envision yourself gathered around your outdoor kitchen with family and friends for a picnic? Or do you see yourself roasting marshmallows over your fire pit in your own resort-like setting, with a water feature slowly trickling in the background? We are going to discuss 6 elements to help create the ultimate outdoor living space. Even if you currently have a patio or deck, here are some more ideas to maximize your outdoor experience.

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Built-in Grill  |  Outdoor Kitchen  |  Patio  |  Pavers

How much does a built-in grill cost?

Built-in Grills are becoming more and more popular. In an economy that is making a recovery, we have seen a steady increase in the number of grills and outdoor kitchens we've been asked to install. So how much does a built-in grill cost to install? Well - It depends.

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Built-in Grill  |  Driveways  |  Fireplace  |  Gas Fire Pit  |  Outdoor Kitchen  |  Outdoor Living  |  Patio  |  Pavers  |  Pool Patio  |  Project Design  |  Raised Patio  |  Retaining Wall  |  Retaining Walls  |  Steps  |  Transformation  |  Wall Design

Donoghue Transformation

Working with this customer was an incredible joy. They were not satisfied with their yard as it was so they called us in to help them out. It was amazing to watch this transformation unfold and now you can too!

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Built-in Grill  |  Landscape Lighting  |  Outdoor Kitchen  |  Outdoor Living  |  Patio  |  Pavers  |  Retaining Wall  |  Sitting Wall

Complete Yard Transformation: Paver patio and walkway

"The professionalism and thoroughness with which our job was done was most impressive beginning with the sales/marketing and design team to the workers on site." The first time this customer came into our design center for an appointment we knew we were going to have a blast. We clicked right away and the process began. They wanted to redo not only their front yard but their back yard too. Through many many questions from an engineer to lauging at his many jokes, the design came together beautifully! After many appointments and picking out the perfect pavers, the plans were set and ready to go!

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