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Creating The Perfect Al Fresco Experience: Outdoor Countertops, Pavers, Fireplaces, And More!

June 19, 2024

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Transforming your backyard into an outdoor oasis is a dream for many homeowners. Whether you’re planning to host summer barbecues, relax by the pool, or create a cozy spot for evening gatherings, the right elements can elevate your outdoor space from ordinary to extraordinary.

What can you do to create the outdoor space that’s uniquely you? With endless ways to combine MSI countertops, pavers, and stacked stone panels, you can easily transform your backyard into an outdoor retreat where greenery, hardscaping, and other design elements seamlessly align.

Here, we’ll explore creating the perfect al fresco experience using top-notch materials from MSI. Let’s dive into the details and discover how each product can enhance your outdoor living area.

Durable Outdoor Countertops

An outdoor kitchen elevates function and luxury in your backyard and serves as an ideal addition for anyone who loves to entertain family and friends. If durability and visual appeal are high on your list of must-haves for counter surfaces, you can’t go wrong with stunning quartzite countertops.

azul-macaubas-italian-quartzite-outdoor-countertopAzul Macaubas Quartzite Countertop & Terrazo Glacier Arterra® Porcelain Pavers

Consider the allure of polished Azul Macaubas Italian Quartzite, a medium-variation stone brushed in eye-catching blue. It resists heat, UV fading, and staining, as well as cracking and chipping. This stone also creates the distinctive aesthetics that set your design apart.

Broad bands of color cover the surface of this outdoor counter and provide striking appeal when applied as a waterfall island. It pairs beautifully with our Terrazo Glacier Arterra® Pavers. This premium porcelain paver features soft white tones with flecks of gray and white in a matte finish, giving your outdoor space a refined, polished look.

Poolside Perfection

Tumbled marble in elegant and enduring neutral beige tones with soft veining lends your outdoor oasis an air of refined tranquility. If you hope to create an environment conducive to al fresco relaxation, Aegean Pearl Natural Stone Pavers are an ideal foundation for warm, breezy days spent lounging poolside.

aegean-pearl-natural-stone-pavers-poolsideAegean Pearl Natural Stone Pavers

These tumbled marble pavers create the perfect contrast between the ground and water surface, instilling your pool deck with alluring sophistication. Textured pool furnishings like woven rattan chaise lounges contribute to a cozy, casual ambiance and elevate visual interest.

Entertaining in Style

Rustic texture and durable elegance characterize our breathtaking stacked stone collections, ideal for various indoor and outdoor applications. Homeowners looking to design exterior living spaces that blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment are sure to appreciate the natural splendor of Arctic Golden Stacked Stone.

arctic-golden-stacked-stone-outdoor-kitchenArctic Golden Stacked Stone

Cool whites and warm creams dance and play over the surface of this split-face stacked stone, producing a dappled effect that’s pleasing to the eye and calming for the mind. Let yourself unwind as you grill or sip cocktails in your outdoor kitchen, complete with a stacked stone backsplash to complement countertops, cabinets, and flooring in soft, greige hues.

Landscaping Elegance

Stones long subjected to wind and water develop soothing appeal with smooth surfaces and muted shades. Amazon Multi Pebbles, composed of polished quartzite, come in a rainbow of hues to deliver the variation and character that help your planter beds, walkways, and patios shine.

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Loose hardscaping is easy to incorporate into your backyard design, especially when multicolored pieces go with everything. Define planting zones, delineate between garden and grass, and add effortless style to your backyard with rounded pebbles that inspire positive vibes.

Cozy Fireplace Settings

An outdoor fireplace lets you enjoy your outdoor spaces into the cooler fall evenings, extending their use beyond just the warm summer days. This focal feature also serves as a cozy gathering spot to connect with family and friends.

brickstone-rustique-whiteBrickstone Rustique White Porcelain Tile

If you love the charming vibes of reclaimed brick, the white tones, rusty accents, and matte finish of Brickstone Rustique White Porcelain Tile can help you capture this easygoing atmosphere, especially when paired with large-format tile flooring and rustic wood lounge chairs.

This elongated porcelain tile bridges the gap between traditional and contemporary sensibilities to create timeless appeal, in a format designed to hold up to UV rays and freeze-thaw cycles alike.

Lush Greenery in Every Season

Lush, verdant landscaping can greatly aid relaxation in your outdoor space. Our selection of artificial turf will satisfy homeowners looking for ample greenery paired with easy maintenance.

emerald-green-turf-110-upscale-backyardEvergrass® Emerald Green Turf 110 & Trevi Silver Arterra® Porcelain Pavers

Evergrass® Emerald Green Turf 110 offers a prime example in vibrant, emerald hues that persist without watering, mowing, or weeding. Brown patches due to pet damage or drought are no longer a concern with this UV- and pet-resistant turf.

Pair this lush lawn with Trevi Silver Arterra® Pavers for a striking contrast of cool and calm gray tones. These porcelain pavers feature a natural stone look, making them ideal for pairing with greenery. With a matte finish that’s simple to clean, your yard will always be looking its best.

MSI Has Everything You Need for an Elite Al Fresco Design

Crafting exterior living spaces that meet your needs and exemplify your unique style is just as important as the time and energy you devote to interior design. Exquisite countertops, pavers, and pebbles — as well as tiles and turf — from MSI can all contribute to charming entertaining spaces built to deliver the relaxation you deserve.

Do you need help choosing the ideal elements for your al fresco dream space? Contact the friendly and creative professionals at MSI via live chat to get started, find an MSI authorized dealer near you, or visit an MSI showroom and learn more.