Create the perfect outdoor ambiance with furniture, accessories and must-have items for your Tahoe home |

Create the perfect outdoor ambiance with furniture, accessories and must-have items for your Tahoe home

Cassandra Walker |
Every mountain home needs a hot tub - perfect for lounging after a long day, and don't forget about those aching ski muscles in the winter.
Cassandra Walker / Sierra Sun |

This summer, why not take the opportunity to create the perfect outdoor living space at your Lake Tahoe home?

Mountain Home Center on Brockway Road in Truckee is equipped with the experts and the items to design every aspect of your patio and yard so you can take full advantage of long summer days with family and friends.

“We provide comforts for every mountain home,” said the store’s owner, Alissa Just.

And she isn’t kidding. From large furniture pieces to small decorative details, Mountain Home Center is designed to outfit any mountain home, inside and out.

Linda and Donnie Snipes traveled to Mountain Home Center from their place in south Reno for the store’s unique items and their quick, affordable services.

“We ordered our porch furniture here,” Snipes said.

“They processed the order and delivered the pieces all the way to Reno and everything was done at a good price.”

To help get your wheels turning, Just has offered her top five tips on the quintessential items every mountain homeowner needs this season.

1. Everyone Loves Bubbles

There’s nothing like relaxing after a long day in a perfectly heated tub. Mountain Home Center offers a large selection of hot tubs, accessories and saunas.

They’ve taken the guesswork out of maintenance as they can help repair tubs purchased from their store.

2. Roast Marshmallows

Summer nights are perfect for s’mores, and you can build your own gooey treats roasted straight over your fire pit, or simply lounge and enjoy the view.

At the home center, shoppers will find fire pits and tables with different stones and decorative colored glass to accentuate your home’s décor.

3. Kick Back

With comfy lounge furniture your family and guests will have the best seat outside the house.

Durable outdoor furniture is low-maintenance, but packs a big punch of personality on the patio.

Whatever your living space dimensions, Mountain Home Center carries Adirondack chairs, bistro sets, chaise lounges, benches, rockers and more — there’s sure to be a piece that will fit perfectly.

4. Cheers!

Acrylic glassware makes functionality beautiful with chic styles in an array of colors, that won’t break.

Enjoy entertaining al fresco with your dream outdoor kitchen utensils and dishes. Mountain Home has just about every gadget you can think of to make cooking and serving outdoors easy, with a beautiful presentation.

5. Join the Club

The Big Green Egg is a summer must-have according to Just.

“There’s almost a cult following with these barbecues and smokers,” she said.

Grill, smoke, roast, and bake dishes all summer long with one of these bad-boys; Big Green Egg is hailed as “the most versatile barbecue and outdoor cooking product on the market, delivering better results — and more flavor — than all other conventional cookers combined.”

Cassandra Walker is a features and entertainment reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at, 530-550-2654 or @snow1cass.

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