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Design the Perfect Entertaining Space with Hot Tubs & Fire Pits in Your Backyard

Imagine the perfect backyard entertaining space – a place where laughter and conversation flow as friends and family gather around the warm glow of a fire pit, while others soak in the soothing waters of a luxurious hot tub. This vision can become a reality in your Calgary backyard by combining the relaxation of hot tubs from Clearwater Spas and Be Well Canada Spas with the inviting ambiance created by fire pits from Elementi and West Coast Fire Pits. By incorporating these elements, you can design a backyard haven that fosters memorable moments and provides endless enjoyment for you and your guests.

At Backyard Canada, we are passionate about helping you achieve your dream entertaining space by offering only the finest quality products and personalized assistance. Our knowledgeable team is ready to help guide you through every step of the design process, ensuring a seamless experience and a stunning final result that will become the envy of friends and neighbours alike.

1. Identifying the Essentials

Before delving into the design of your backyard entertaining space, it’s important to identify the essential features that both you and your guests will appreciate. Consider factors like available space, accessibility, and how the new additions will complement your existing backyard layout.

a. Hot Tubs: A luxurious hot tub can provide relaxation and entertainment for friends and family alike, offering the perfect setting for quality time and conversation. Clearwater Spas and Be Well Canada Spas have a variety of sizes and designs to suit any backyard area.

b. Fire Pits: An atmospheric fire pit by Elementi or West Coast Fire Pits serves as a cozy gathering spot, perfect for sharing stories, roasting marshmallows, or simply soaking in the warmth with loved ones.

c. Additional Features: Depending on your preferences, you may want to incorporate additional features such as an outdoor kitchen, dining area, or backyard office by Drop Structures. Consider what elements will best serve your family and guests, and aim to create a versatile and functional space.

2. Designing with Style

A successful backyard entertaining space combines function and style, creating a visually stunning environment that speaks to your personal aesthetic.

a. Hot Tub Styles: Hot tubs by Clearwater Spas and Be Well Canada Spas feature a wide array of design options, from sleek and modern to rustic and organic. Choose a hot tub that complements your existing backyard décor, or use this opportunity to create an entirely new design concept for your outdoor space.

b. Fire Pit Aesthetics: Fire pits from Elementi and West Coast Fire Pits also offer a diverse selection of designs, from natural stone to contemporary metalwork. Coordinate your fire pit aesthetic with your hot tub selection for a cohesive look that enhances the overall appeal of your entertaining space.

c. Multi-Sensory Experience: Consider incorporating textures, colours, plants, and water features that further elevate the style and ambiance of your outdoor area. By engaging all the senses, you can create a truly immersive and enjoyable space for social gatherings.

3. Creating Functional Zones

Dividing your backyard entertaining space into functional zones will allow you to achieve a more organized and purposeful layout.

a. Hot Tub Zone: Designate an area for your hot tub that best utilizes the available space and takes advantage of any natural features or landscape elements in your backyard. Consider installing a pergola or gazebo for added privacy and protection from the elements.

b. Fire Pit Zone: Locate your fire pit by Elementi or West Coast Fire Pits at a safe distance from your hot tub and any other flammable materials, while ensuring it remains easily accessible. A fire pit can act as a focal point and gathering spot within your backyard, providing opportunities for group discussions or intimate conversations.

c. Additional Zones: Incorporate any other desired zones, such as an outdoor kitchen or dining area, and arrange them strategically to maximize the flow and utility of your entertaining space.

4. Incorporating Comfortable Seating

Comfortable seating is essential in any entertaining space. Achieve a cozy and welcoming environment with the right seating choices and arrangements.

a. Hot Tub Seating: The interior seating of your Clearwater Spas or Be Well Canada Spas hot tub will provide guests with a comfortable place to unwind and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of hydrotherapy. Consider the various seating options, from contoured loungers to multi-level bench seating, to ensure maximum comfort for all guests.

b. Fire Pit Seating: For your fire pit area, consider a combination of cushioned outdoor chairs, benches, and ottomans for a versatile seating arrangement. Opt for durable materials that can withstand natural elements and are easy to clean and maintain. Arrange seating around your fire pit to encourage conversation and conviviality.

c. Dining Area: If incorporating a dining area, choose comfortable chairs and a sturdy table that can accommodate your desired number of guests. Opt for materials that blend seamlessly with your hot tub and fire pit selections, creating a harmonious design aesthetic across the entire entertaining space.

5. Enhancing Ambiance with Lighting and Accessories

The final touch in creating an unforgettable backyard entertaining space is the proper use of lighting and accessories.

a. Lighting: Strategically placed lighting can set the mood and enhance the ambiance of your entertaining space. Consider outdoor string lights, LED accents, or solar-powered lanterns for a warm, inviting atmosphere.

b. Accessories: Decorative cushions, outdoor rugs, and chic throw blankets can add an extra layer of comfort and luxury to your backyard entertaining space. Additionally, consider incorporating weather-resistant art or decorative elements for added flair and personality.


Creating the ultimate entertaining space in your backyard with hot tubs and fire pits in Canada is an exciting project with endless possibilities for enjoyment and relaxation. By identifying essential features, designing with style, creating functional zones, incorporating comfortable seating, and enhancing ambiance with lighting and accessories, you will achieve a backyard oasis that brings friends and family together for unforgettable gatherings. Trust Backyard Canada as your partner in selecting and installing the highest-quality hot tubs and

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