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Trusted Saskatoon Wheatland Fireplace Tips on Designing Outdoor Spaces & Outdoor Fireplaces

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves its customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest outdoor living tip, they discuss designing spectacular outdoor spaces with outdoor fireplaces. 

Inspired: The Outdoor Room

Designing Spectacular Outdoor Spaces with Outdoor Fireplaces

Recent world events have revealed just how important outdoor rooms and living spaces are. Homeowners are also becoming much more sophisticated in terms of how they want their outdoor home environment to look and feel. This makes the outdoor fireplace a key element.

From a simple patio or covered terrace to a fully-equipped pool house, Wheatland has a fiery outdoor room fireplace solution for every outdoor concept.

The design options for fireplaces in outdoor living spaces are endless…

Divine | Create An Outdoor Oasis



  • Traditional burner with log set
  • Manual hi-lo flame control
  • Safety screen


  • Various traditional liners
  • Mirror back panel
  • Drain pan
  • Wrought iron grate



  1. Contemporary burner with Ice fireglass
  2. Manual hi-lo flame control
  3. Safety screen


  • Drain pan
  • Glass media

Divine Outdoor See Through | A New View



  • Traditional burner with logset
  • Manual hi-lo flame control
  • Wrought iron grate
  • Safety screen


  • Freestanding cool-touch enclosure (HSI units only)



  • Contemporary burner with Ice fire glass
  • Manual hi-lo flame control
  • Safety screen


  • Freestanding cool-touch enclosure (HSI units only)
  • Glass media

Mahana Outdoor | A Warm Breeze


The real added value of the Mahana outdoor fireplace is rooted in where we drew the inspiration for the name from – Mahana is Hawaiian for “warm breeze”.

Both sizes of the Mahana outdoor feature a quiet blower system designed to warm your outdoor room well beyond the capabilities of a standard outdoor fireplace.


Fire and wood don’t usually go together, but the Mahana outdoor room fireplace was designed in such a way that you can build into standard wood frame construction and finish with a variety of combustible facing materials.


While the full-width glass door protects the fireplace flame from winds up to 40mph, the Mahana’s mesh safety screen and cool-to-the-touch enclosure protect your friends and family from potential burns.

The Outdoor Room | New Possibilities

Homeowners are building increasingly elaborate outdoor rooms and living spaces that essentially become an extension of their home. They want more flexible fire feature options to bring their vision to life. Traditionally designated for indoor use only, many fireplace models are now approved for use in certain protected outdoor room fireplace applications.

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces. Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.

"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

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Trusted Saskatoon Wheatland Fireplace Inspiration & Customizing Your Outdoor Kitchen

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. In their latest outdoor living tip, they explain how to customize your outdoor kitchen.

How To Customize Your Outdoor Kitchen

Custom outdoor kitchens are in high demand because they add value to the home, are great for entertaining, and expands your property’s living space. Let’s explore the most important factors to consider when customizing your own unique outdoor dream kitchen.

Define the Space

Just as homes come in many shapes and sizes, the same is true for outdoor kitchens. A few common kitchen shapes are L-shaped, linear, and even U-Shaped kitchens. Another popular option is a two-piece kitchen, where there’s a section for cooking, storage, and accessories. The other section usually features a bar and is used for dining and entertaining. Which layout sounds most suitable for your outdoor area?

It’s important to consider placement when you are incorporating a custom kitchen into your space. Here are a few things you’ll need to think about when turning your outdoor dream into a reality:

1. Proximity
One crucial aspect of where you decide to place your kitchen is how far away it is from your home. Since some of the food preparation will need to be done inside, you’ll want to place your kitchen in close distance with the entrance of your backyard. This will allow for hassle-free transportation between the two locations.

2. Backyard Size
The size of your backyard should factor in to how large you build your outdoor kitchen. Take some time to strategize how much square footage you’re willing to give up for your custom kitchen design. The size you want your kitchen to be is completely up to you.  

3. Zoning Laws
Be sure to check with local and national ordinances when determining the size and placement of your outdoor dining area. Zoning laws are in place to regulate how your property can be used. It’d be a shame to finalize a beautiful outdoor kitchen project that might not satisfy local codes and regulations.

Pro tip: Find a professional. There are many technical factors to consider when building an outdoor kitchen, such as heat clearances, electrical accessibility, and zoning laws, so finding the right person for the job will aid in creating a safe and fully optimized outdoor entertainment area.

Prioritize Your Accessories

When it comes to indoor cooking and dining, what’s most important to you? Perhaps it’s the shimmering, stainless-steel appliances or plentiful amount of pantry space. Some homeowners really value a kitchen island with a bar for entertaining guests and countertop space with added storage.

Since an outdoor kitchen brings all that you love about your indoor kitchen outdoors, we recommend reflecting on what’s most important to you as you customize this new area. Here’s a quick list of grills, storage units, and other accessories commonly used in outdoor kitchen designs:
  • Drawers and access doors for storage and trash
  • Charcoal, gas, and electric grills for cooking
  • Sink with faucet for cleaning
  • Refrigerator for beverages

Explore What’s Popular

Once you’ve built the framework for your outdoor kitchen, the next step is deciding the kind of look you want for the exterior finish. Homeowners commonly use the same materials on their home for the exterior of their outdoor kitchen for a clean, unifying look. Other popular materials used for the base are stucco, brick, or stone veneer, also known as stacked stone. Supercast™ concrete and granite are suitable options for the countertop section of outdoor kitchens.

Many backyards also incorporate some kind of shading, such as a gazebo, awning, pergola, or umbrella, to further define the outdoor kitchen area and fend off a bright and scorching sun. These sources of shade can be outfitted with outdoor lighting to make kitchens an all-day, one-stop-shop for relaxation and entertaining.

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath are successful for a reason! This really is where your outdoor living and indoor fireplace, bathroom & kitchen dreams meet in spectacular surroundings! Wheatland services and installs high-quality fireplaces. Visit their website or stop by their showroom to feel the warmth and comfort of their amazing selection.

"Better Living Begins Here... At Wheatland, it is ALL ABOUT YOU!"

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Trusted Saskatoon Hot Tub experts at Backyard Living Center Answer FAQs! Part 4

Backyard Living Center is a locally owned and operated Saskatoon hot tub storeThey offer an exclusive line of high-quality Canadian-built hot tubs that are perfectly suited to the Saskatchewan climate. With a variety of design choices, they have a spa that will suit every lifestyle! Service means everything to owners Sheryl and Matthew! Whether it's finding the perfect spa, hot tub servicing or repair, water testing, or helping find or deliver parts for your hot tub, they're here to help.  In this Saskatoon hot tub tip, we continue the series of experts answering all your FAQs about hot tubs. 

Backyard Living Center Is Your Trusted Saskatoon Hot Tub Store!

FAQs About Hot Tubs Answered By Backyard Living Center - Part 4

How easy is it to service all areas of the spa?

H2O Spas are manufactured with motors and electronics located inside the front of the spa. This makes it very easy to access all of the equipment during regular maintenance. Some spas have motors housed on more than one side of the spa which makes it very difficult to position the spa against a wall or on a deck. Never purchase blindly, always insist on seeing the area where the equipment is housed it will tell you a lot about the quality of construction. Because we manufacture all H2O Spas with a dedicated structural frame, we are able to assemble our product in a modular style. This means that if there are any maintenance issues or need for repair, the hot tub is completely accessible from all sides.

Does the plumbing vibrate?

It is widely quoted that only full urethane foam insulation can restrict the movement of the plumbing lines in traditional spas, therefore, preventing any vibration in the plumbing. An H2O Spa is not your traditional spa. The development of highly efficient and balanced water delivery systems has eliminated plumbing vibration and movement. As an additional measure, in an H2O spa, the weight of water within the plumbing lines is supported by custom supports built into the fibreglass shell.

Are all Hot Tub Warranties the same?

NO, not all spa warranties are the same. At H2O Spas we go to great lengths to separate ourselves from the competition. We work closely with our dealer network to ensure that we are not associated with exaggerated product claims that can lead to future ambiguity. Not all warranties are genuine in their intention, read them carefully.

What is the Best Location for my Hot Tub?

Location, location, location. Always make sure that your hot tub is located as close to the house as possible. It has to be convenient, especially when using the hot tub during our Saskatchewan winters. If you intend on using your hot tub frequently, then close to the house makes sense; protection from the weather while accessing the hot tub is essential.

Is it Difficult to Maintain a Hot Tub?

It is very easy to maintain your hot tub.
  • The first task is to make sure your spa is visually clean. That means that you have cleaned the acrylic surface. This can be achieved by simply wiping the acrylic surface with a clean cloth and no detergents or cleaning liquids other than those designed specifically for the purpose. The acrylic surface will not withstand abuse with harsh chemicals or toxic cleaners.

  • Do not use any chemicals on the cabinet, acrylic surface or on equipment.

  • All H2O Spas are made from acrylic, fibreglass and plastic. These materials have been chosen for their longevity and ability to look new even after years of use.

How much does it cost to run a hot tub monthly?

We have measured the cost of using your hot tub under normal use conditions. How you use your spa can greatly influence the cost of operation and obviously, some people will use their tub more or less often, in which case, the average may not apply to them. Our research along with the feedback of our customers, suggests that an average monthly Hydro cost should run between $15 and $30 depending on your location.

Is it safe to empty my hot tub water onto my lawn?

Prior to you emptying your spa, you should reduce the sanitizer content of the spa. This means that you should refrain from putting any Chlorine or Bromine into the spa. You can then add a product to the water that eliminates sanitizer. To empty your spa simply connect your garden hose to the drain connector in the equipment enclosure and place the other end of the hose into the storm drain. If all sanitizer has been removed from the spa, it is safe to run the water onto your lawn.

Does the hot tub cover have to be on the hot tub when it is not in use?

Yes, here is the reason why. If the cover is not properly fitted onto the spa when not in use, the heat will escape and cool the water. When this happens the electronic controller will call for heat from the heater until the required temperature is reached. The call for heat will continue indefinitely until the temperature is maintained. If you lose heat from the cover it will cost you money. So, make sure the cover is always properly fitted.

How do I detect a leak in my hot tub?

The simple rule for leak detection is water loss. If you observe a reduction in the water level of your spa you should refill the tub to your desired level and check again at the same time the next day. If the same loss occurs call us and explain the circumstances.

  • Another indicator is that you see evidence of water stains on the pad underneath the hot tub. If it is persistent and maybe worsens, again, call us.

  • Do not attempt to repair the spa even if you locate the leak; the spa is made from speciality parts and is best left to the service technician. Read the warranty claim document to make sure the repair is covered under the warranty. If the warranty has expired we can still repair it for a reasonable fee.

See their selection of in-stock H2O Canadian-made premium spas at their showroom on Brodsky Avenue, or visit their website for more choices and information on hot tub supplies, hot tub care, and maintenance and service. Take it from us… you will not be disappointed!!!

MORE Questions? 

Your Backyard Oasis is Waiting For You!

You can read more amazing client testimonials and see all products and services they offer by checking out the Backyard Living Center’s listing by clicking on the link below. 

Backyard Living Center is Your Trusted Saskatoon Hot Tub and Outdoor Furniture Store!


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