10 Ways to Buy a Great Summer at Home
A fire pit/chimney
Speaking of which, you can't go into a Home Depot(HD) , Lowe's(LOW) , Wal-Mart(WMT) , Target(TGT) , Kohls(KSS) or even JCPenney(JCP) this time of year without seeing the clay, slate or steel outdoor "fire features." If you're feeling creative, though, Necessories sells build-it-yourself fire pits that range from $329 fire rings to $7,000 8-feet-tall, 12-feet-wide grand fireplaces.
There are lots of dreamy keg tappers out there from Lynx, Kalamazoo and Haier, but the kegerator king is still Summit Appliance. Its outdoor single- and dual-tap models come in one size and in stainless steel, but are built to last and can be found by savvy shoppers at mom-and-pop appliance stores for $700 to $1,200.
Outdoor wine fridge
Not into beer? Summit's high-end wine fridge comes with wooden shelves, but so do Haier's built-in units. The Chinese company's four-bottle countertop model and 18-bottle, dual temperature fridge for the garage are slightly less of a hassle.