THE ULTIMATE California Thanksgiving
Welcome to Outdoor Galore - the one and only publication created and designed by local Northern California outdoor living enthusiasts and small business owners! This quarterly magazine is designed to highlight local Sacramento businesses who sell products or services specializing in outdoor living. Each issue will focus on the current season and different events taking place in our local communities. If you are as obsessed with outdoor living as we are, you already know how fortunate we are to live in a region that provides unlimited opportunities to turn our backyards into extensions of our homes.
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Outdoor Galore introduces you to local professionals who can help make your outdoor living dreams a reality. Also, you can explore the latest trends and tips from our outdoor professionals. We embrace true outdoor enthusiasts who love what they do and are passionate about sharing their talents with others.
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FALL & WINTER 2015-2016
WHAT ARE GLIDE SHADES A Classic yet modern way to shade your outdoor space
TURN ON THE HEAT Spend more time outdoors with the right heaters.
Store or Cover
Cal Wild Landscape
Projects with pros
Outdoor Space Designs
Classic Fence Co.
THE ULTIMATE CA THANKSGIVING Celebrate outdoors
Take it outside
Creative Outdoor Kitchens 23
What are glide shades you ask? They are the oldest form of shade solutions we have. They date back to the Roman coliseum, which is why they look so familiar. The timeless look of glide shades fit in anywhere, commercial as well as residential. Each one is custom made for your space. They can be added to an existing structure, or we can make one for you. Glide shades are both modern and traditional.
What does Outdoor Weather Management mean to you? Well for us it means controlling your environment with the use of heating and cooling products. Your outdoor space should be treated the same as your indoor space. When you add the right products to keep the space comfortable, you spend more time there. This year, consider adding some warmth to your space so you and your guests can stay a little while longer.
We have installed Infratech heaters in several residential and commercial spaces. No one ever complains about having comfort, yet will if they donâ€™t have it.
THE ULTIMATE California Thanksgiving
What pops into your head when you think of Thanksgiving? No doubt your mind quickly travels to thoughts of turkey with all the fixings, football and probably enjoying it with some family and friends. Now think about where that turkey and footballing actually takes place. Most likely you can recount at least one occasion of scrunching into small spaces with your back up to a wall and no clear exit strategy. Here in Northern CA we are blessed enough to have the sun shine down on us 265 days out of the year. So why do we continually insist on celebrating this holiday indoors when the original one was not? At least thatâ€™s how Charlie Brown interrupted it in his version. 5
This year, try something bold, something different, and something out there. Move your cramped table off your living room carpet and put it in your backyard. Of course there is always Grandma Mae and Aunt Betsy that no doubt will “feel a little chill in the air” despite the 75 and sunny forecast. Fear not! With so many patio heater options available, you are certain to find the perfect one to accommodate them. Infratech Heaters are a great way to keep your outdoor space cozy. These heaters use infrared or radiant energy which is the most practical way to add warmth to a space without greenhouse emissions, odors or ultraviolet light. Also, consider putting out a basket of shawls or throws your guest can use if they tend to run a little on the chilly side. Turn to natural décor for your centerpiece and place settings. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on decorations to make a beautiful table. Take a walk and collect leaves, pine cones and other bits of nature to fill in your table décor. Don’t be afraid to bring the indoors out. Linens, table settings, and glassware can all be used outdoors, so don’t bother buying new outdoor versions. It’s only one day and why not bring the china outside for this special day. This year give your guests a Thanksgiving they will remember, especially those out-of-towners who don’t get to see the sun very often. Enjoy one of the best meals of the year outside in the warm sun with the perfect glass of wine. Becky Horan—Outdoor Space Designs
Does your home need a makeover? Painting is a simple way to uplift your homes look and feel. Let the painting professionals take care of it for you. Cali Custom Coatings is a licensed & insured Sacramento Painting company.
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Many of us have the same dilemma with patio furniture, should we store or cover. If you have a shed with room for your patio furniture, then yes store them. Yet if you are like most people and donâ€™t have the space then be sure and buy some quality covers for your valuable furniture. We all know how expensive outdoor furniture can be and taking care of it will make it last. A key tip for taking care of your cushions is to clean them before you store for the winter, and when you get them out for the summer, refresh that cleaning treatment again. Sunbrella makes a great product called 303. You can by it at most places, yet if you have trouble finding it, we can help.
OUTDOOR LIGHTING Enjoy the cooling weather and shorter days by.... getting outside! Learn how to extend your garden enjoyment well into the evenings with these outdoor lighting techniques. by Sophie Sears Cal Wild Landscape Design www.calwildlandscapes.com
Plant fall veggies and ornamentals
Clean up overgrown and out of season perennials
Prune your deciduous trees and woody perennials
Treat fruit trees with horticultural oil for a healthy crop next season
Enjoy your outdoor lighting
Rediscover your winter hobbies
Decorate for the holidays
Relax by the fire!
Lighting adds curb appeal and extends your landscaping into the night. Bring out unseen features of your landscape by lighting architecture, yard art, pathways and plantings. In addition to aesthetics, lighting adds an element of safety and security by making pathways, steps and changes in elevation visible. To create a cohesive lighting design, consider how your landscape changes and how you can emphasize the outstanding features of the seasonal landscape. For example, bring to life the changing colors that come with fall and the reduction of leaf mass of your trees and shrubs by emphasizing the skeleton silhouettes. Winter lighting brings warmth to the shortened days, the fresh new buds and flowers in spring are bright and cheery leading into the dense growth of summer.
8 key ways to light landscape elements Down-lighting/moonlighting: light from above, usually in trees to create shadows on the ground from interesting foliage or branch structure.
Up lighting: light from the base of a tree that lights up the underside of the canopy or light at the base of yard art.
Be creative with your outdoor lighting endeavors. Use string lights above your patio, along fence lines or the edges of arbors. Bring lighted yard art into the landscape. Add a fire pit to extend the outdoor season. Make your lighted landscape visible from your indoor rooms and enjoy these elements while you slip into bed and fall asleep, gazing at your beautiful garden. There are many other ways to use light to highlight and add warmth to your outside landscape in the cooler days of fall and winter. Fire pits are increasing in popularity and can be used to extend outdoor leisure on colder evenings. Propane fueled fire pits are easy to light and maintain. Enjoy a glass of wine, a mug of hot cocoa and maybe a few marshmallows while warming yourself and company by the fire during holiday gatherings.
Cross Lighting: creates a 3D effect by doubling the down or up lighting fixtures to an object. Mirror lighting: lights mirrored in a pool or water feature. Grazing: lights that pick up architectural features and textures. Typically installed close to wall at a high angle. Shadowing: light in front of an object to create shadow on a flat surface behind.
Silhouette Lighting: lighting installed behind tree, in between tree and building, creating a silhouette effect. Path and Spread: helps to navigate and create low lighting along design curves. Spread lighting is used to light up flowerbeds and other bold plantings in spring and summer.
When Laurel Hanson received a candle holder made out of
for the wine enthusiast
Winery Inspired Wine barrel signature entry table
Custom lazy susan covers discreetly hides the fire pit when not in use
recycled wine barrels in 2012, her husband Jon took one look at it and said, “I can do that.” Soon after, Jon received his first shipment of wine barrels and began experimenting. Having been a woodworker most of his life, creating custom furniture from recycled wine barrels was a natural transition. It wasn’t long before Hanson Woodworks was born. It’s a labor of love for both Jon & Laurel. Unique craftsmanship and attention to detail are poured into every custom piece they create. Their most recent creation is the custom wine crate panel fire table. The design is a Hanson Woodwork’s original. This fire table will quickly become a conversation piece in any patio or backyard .
With close to 100 wineries to choose from, you pick your favorites to be featured on the table. You can even incorporate a memorable vintage year(s) to further personalize your fire table. Hanson Woodworks has an extensive line up of home décor all made with recycled materials.
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See our Latest Do-It-Yourself Projects
Looking to make something unique for your outdoor space? We took these pallets and made a present box to set outside. First thing was to cut some pieces off pallets, we then took them to the miter saw and cut them to length. After they were all the same length, we screwed the pieces together using pieces of pallet on the back side. Once it was all put together we painted it with exterior red paint, wrapped ribbon around it... done. By Erika Pierce
If you would like more step by step instructions and a tool list, send us an email and we will be happy to send it to you. email@example.com
It started as a simple project, but soon
putting in a new outdoor BBQ grew into a massive backyard renovation. The only thing kept was the original pool although even it was resurfaced with Pebble Tec. These home owners wanted to turn their backyard into a place where they could relax, unwind and entertain friends and family. It needed to be comfortable and accommodating for visits with their children and grandchildren. As they began discussing their plans for the
backyard, the home owners decided to add on a sunroom for extra living space. It would provide more room where the grandkids could spread out, play and even double as overflow sleeping accommodations. Low maintenance was another important factor in the design. The pool deck was recovered with pavers that extend into the landscape. A plush artificial turf sits in the back of the yard. Vintage Giants stadium seats are a great place to sit and watch the dogs play on the grass. The seating wall provides plenty of comfy seats around the fire.
Custom garden boxes line the fence just off the outdoor kitchen.
The sunroom is bright, open and is a very multifunctional space. Lots of storage provides space to store the grandkids toys, books and pool towels. Even the dogs were able to claim some space.
There are lots of comfy corners to sit and admire the view or even watch the game. Becky Horanâ€”Outdoor Space Designs
The latest outdoor trends straight from the source
Roger Pajo from Creative Scapes recycled fence boards from the current location and faced this shed with them. Itâ€™s a great way to dress up a boring shed and add character. The bonus is saving wood from the landfill.
See other great projects form Roger at Creative-scapes.net
Getting creative with holiday decorations is easy when you think like Green Acres Nursery and Supply. A blend of pumpkins, succulents and corn stocks makes a dramatic piece for your patio or entry. They also carry a great selection of Christmas trees. You can create this too. For more trending tips check out their blog.
OUTDOOR DECORATING & design planning
It’s the little things that make all the difference. When you walk into a beautiful space chances are you don’t pick out just one or two things that make it inviting and aesthetically pleasing. It’s the little things like functionality, comfort and design that all come together to create a great outdoor space. The right furniture, colors and accents can change a normal patio into an outdoor room. Outdoor Space Designs can help you put the finishing touches on your outdoor space. The ones Outdoor Space Designs that make all the difference. 916.879.2642 outdoorspacedesigns.com firstname.lastname@example.org
At Classic Fence Co. we are passionate about fencing and gate hardware. We believe in quality products and individual craftsmanship.
Hinges & Latches
Rust Free Aluminum Hinges Each with it's own character, reclaimed fence boards tell a story of time faithfully spent protecting yards, weathering storms, and adding character to the surrounding areas. From furniture to wall decoration, each board is being given a new life and a new purpose, further preserving the beauty of this natural product.
Take it OUTSIDE
progressive wine tasting
Your backyard or patio isn’t just reserved for BBQ’ing and lawn games. With a little imagination and help from Pintrest, you can reinvent your space . Check out some creative ways these homeowners transformed their outdoor areas to host different themed outdoor parties. The Folsom ARC neighborhood knows how to have a good time. Friends and neighbors gathered for the 2nd annual progressive wine walk. Each house maintains a different theme. Guests start at house number one 19 and enjoy sipping wines and delicious pairings and move on to the next. Becky Horan—Outdoor Space Designs
This homeownerâ€™s stunning back deck is the perfect venue for entertaining. The patio offers a spacious layout which seamlessly transformed into an outdoor, trendy clothing boutique fully equipped with drinks and sunsets. Michelle Asinicar and Bonnie Myers own a traveling clothing boutique called The Velvet
To book a party call Michelle :408.718.4714 or Bonnie: 916.599.4366
Hanger. No need to find time for shopping the latest fashion trends, these woman come directly to your home or place of business and set up shop. You invite some friends and they bring the goods. These gals love providing fashion advice and putting outfits together complete with jewelry and accessories. 20
Helwig winery is the perfect venue for your next event. We love to celebrate those special days with you. Our property is filled with many special places to share the most important day. Weddings, parties and more. We have summer BBQ’s and concerts that feature many bands you might recognize. If you haven’t taken a look at Helwig, it’s time you do. Check out our summer concerts in the amphitheater. Visit our site for more information. Www.helwigwinery.com
Helwig Winery, a state-of-the-art winery located in the heart of picturesque Shenandoah Valley. With our award-winning, world-class wines, unique wine caves, unparalleled hospitality and miles of spanning views, Helwig Winery is the quintessential wine country experience. Our hospitality staff will work with you to help you find which tasting experience best suits your group’s needs. Each tasting is designed to create memories and an individualized experience at Helwig Winery
The Shenandoah Valley’s premier winery invites you to join us for an hour, an afternoon or an evening to enjoy our award win-
ning wines. Located in Amador County just outside Plymouth, California, Helwig Winery offers sweeping vistas overlooking lush vineyards, breathtaking views of the Sierra and Coastal mountains, and a sky you won’t believe until you see it for yourself. Visit our spacious and inviting Tasting Room, well-equipped meeting and conference rooms, our terraced concert amphitheater, or the popular picnic Pavilion… and, of course, our “cool” wine cave. We offer a little something for everyone, no matter the weather, the event or the mood. We specialize, too, in hosting wedding and corporate events, large or small parties, and private or public wine cave tours. Our food and wine pairing events are without compare. Join us most Friday's (May 6tj through September 30th) from 4:30 to 9:00 pm. Relax from the week's endeavors, let your hair down, and enjoy live music and award winning wines, sold by the glass or bottle. During this gorgeous time of year, the party happens in our beautiful outdoor Pavilion.
Turning Your Vision into Reality
We have developed a very strong, durable, low cost Outdoor Kitchen which is Creative for every customer to blend in perfectly with your surroundings. Our kitchen designs will provide you with the feeling of being at a vacation resort, and best of all, it's in your own backyard. A new environment and a fabulous entertainment center for long lasting enjoyment with family and friends.
To offer you the very best in accessories for your new kitchen
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