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The Elements of a Great Outdoor Space

Increase the livability of your outdoor space with the elements of fire, water, earth and a little shade.

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Fire, Water, Shade and Earth

Big or small, inexpensive or extravagant, your outdoor living space is an investment toward creating your own personal sanctuary. But it doesn't have to be overly complicated: just include fire, water and earth (and a little shade), says landscape designer Michael Glassman. To follow, he describes several ways in which you can use these elements to create a cozy open-air refuge.

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