How to Store Your Patio Furniture for the Cold Weather

You can usually get away with keeping your patio furniture outside for at least some of fall, but as the weather starts to get cooler, you may want to think about how storing everything for the harsher climate. It’s better to get it done before gets too bad outside. The process is pretty straightforward, but there are some steps you should take to make your furniture lasts longer and save you some effort the next time you want to bring them out:

1. Clean everything. Most outdoor furniture can be washed with a standard multipurpose cleaning solution, but double check to be sure (don’t use soap on wooden furniture!). Check if there are any special instructions for cleaning cushions, since … Read more...

Get Outside, Get Active, Get Healthy!

Now that the weather is the best it’s been all year, there’s no excuse to stay indoors! This is especially good news for those of you who aren’t fans of going to the gym. Now you can get outside to stay active and healthy!

If you don’t already have one, you’re going to want to get your hands on a Fitbit. Among other features, these sleek and stylish wristbands track your steps, calories burned, and active minutes, so you can make sure you’re on top of your health each day. It will be super encouraging to see your Fitbit track your activity now that the weather is warming up. We tend to be far less sedentary when the weather permits … Read more...

Springtime Campfire Playlist!

Spring is here, and we are SO ready! In preparation for nights out on the patio, cooking over the fire pit, we’ve put together a playlist of songs that perfectly set the springtime campfire mood. Enjoy!

 

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Patio Furniture – Summer Trends

It’s not too late to spruce up your yard, deck or patio! There is still plenty of summer left to enjoy the outdoors, and with the right patio furniture you can enjoy it in style. Here are some of our favorite trends we have seen this season:

The Fire Pit

Fire pits are a great place to bond with friends and family and      well worth the money.  Whether you use your fire pit in the  summer or the winter, it’s always enjoyable. During the summer  nights it’s a great place to gather and roast marshmallows and  during the colder months it’s a warm, cozy place to hang and  chat with friends without being stuck indoors. You can browse a  variety … Read more...

Create Your Backyard Getaway

If you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor living space, take advantage of it! The backyard doesn’t have to be an extra piece of space just for the dog, it can be a welcoming extension of your home. All you need is some imagination and a little planning. Here are some great tips to get you started!

Design a Layout

The first thing you want to think about is layout.  When planning the layout of your backyard, think of it as you would your home: divided into “rooms” for different activities. Take into consideration where you will want to eat, relax, entertain, etc. Remember multiple levels or different surface areas help define different zones, like the patio, deck, lawn or … Read more...