Papers you are keeping for long term storage are generally the most important, but you don’t need them at your fingertips. If you don’t have a safety deposit box, keep your most important documents in a fire-resistant box.
Any time you're setting up seating around a fire pit, it's important to ensure a fire-safe surface underfoot that can also stand up to heavy foot traffic. Keep the area covered with pea gravel which is readily available coast-to-coast, affordable and requires zero maintenance.
Around areas such as a fire pit, pavers are more solid and safer to walk on than gravel. Officials with Southview Design, based in Minnesota, also note that in colder climates, pavers are less likely to crack, although it can be more challenging to clear snow and ice.
You don't have to spend a fortune on a custom fire pit. Wade recommends a simple fire pit surface of stone, crushed gravel or other non-flammable material of at least 6-7 feet wide. It doesn't have to be complicated or constructed, just big enough to serve as a safe buffer between the fire and your yard. Wade's fire pit does double duty as a yard tool and a place he can burn fallen debris, sticks and other yard waste. And make sure your fire pit has proper drainage so it doesn't become a haven for mosquitoes, advises Wade.
A glass railing keeps this small balcony feeling open while keeping it safe. Step onto the wood flooring and peer over the black railing for a view of the backyard below, which features a fire pit and built-in seating.
Talented Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison created this themed Little Boy Blue bedroom decked out beautifully in child-friendly holiday style in Francophile shades of blue and red. Each twin bed comes with a charming lit Christmas tree with fire-safe LED lights. Parents can treat these trees as advent calendars and nestle a different gift for each day leading up to Christmas or Hanukkah in the boughs or at the foot of the tree. Children will love the cozy glow of the tree lights as they drift off to sleep and these trees also make the perfect holiday night light says Mathison. Rather than cut trees, Mathison used potted evergreens that can be planted in the garden when the holidays are over.
A wide border keeps the burn area of this modern fire pit a safe distance from the surrounding plant life. The rectangular shape and smooth finish fit perfectly nestled up against glass wall. Thin chairs compliment the sleek look of the space while maintaining comfort with this cushioning.