Summer is here and the outdoor season is in full swing! We caught up with LEED-accredited design expert and television personality Sabrina Soto, who also happens to be the founder of online lifestyle magazine Casaandcomapny.com, to find out what splurges you absolutely need to indulge on for your backyard this summer. Here are seven expensive summer essentials.
1. Waterproof TV
The 80” Skyvue Outdoor TV has an ultra bright display for direct sunlight so you will always be able to see the picture perfectly. Stacked with the absolute latest in digital technology, SkyVue offers you a full 1080p HDTV and it’s built right here in the USA. Retail: $9,995
2. Serenity Shower
Experience a waterfall effect with a stainless steel outdoor shower from TradeWinds. Cascade is an outdoor shower for terraces and gardens made out of hot galvanized steel. The acacia wood base planks are comfortable and friendly to bare feet. From TradeWinds. Call for pricing.
3. Outdoor Pizza Oven
Feel as if you’ve hopped over to Italy with a pizza oven. Kalamazoo brings old-world pizza oven cooking to the modern outdoor kitchen with this stainless steel gas-fired oven. The countertop design requires no installation, and cooking temperatures are reached in as little as 20 minutes for the ultimate convenience. After just a 45-minute pre-heat, this powerful backyard pizza oven can bake a Neapolitan-style pizza in less than 3 minutes. kalamazoogourmet.com Retail: $6,895
4. Glorious Grills
Turn your backyard into a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen with the BBQ Island and Side Bar. Whether you are looking for a BBQ Island for entertaining family and friends or cooking simple backyard meals, the BBQ Island Series has the island that is perfect for you and your home. The 8 ft. porcelain tile counter with L-shaped side bar offers an additional space for prep, serving and entertaining. HomeDepot.com Retail: $5,699
5. Fancy Fire Pits
An Outdoor GreatRoom fire pit is not your typical fire pit that you see in most back yards. This fire table features a sleek, modern design with a black stucco storage base and a free burner cover and helps make your backyard look flawless. The fire table features a sleek, modern design with a black stucco storage base. has a free burner cover and helps make your backyard look flawless. The uniquely-shaped top boasts an equally unique L-burner with plenty of power and it comes filled with decorative glass for the illusion of melting gemstones. A glass guard is also available upon request, adding protection for the fire from the wind while also creating a protective barrier that keeps kids away from the flame. Call for pricing.
6. Luxury Loungers
What better way to soak up some rays than with a Seora hammock? Inspired by the multi-cultural city of Miami, the hybrid design is meant to incorporate the typical American recliner with a Caribbean hammock.
7. Diamond Dogs
Last, but not least, is a place for man’s best friend. This ‘Alabama’ dog house from Posh Puppy Boutique will set you back almost eight grand! But your fur baby will feel right at home in this colonial style abode. With imposing pillars and a wide entrance area, this doggy mansion makes your dog feel like the lord of the manor. We love the little details too with the lattice windows and the real bitumen shingles. www.poshpuppyboutique.com $7,200.00