Why We Love Black Friday

Why We Love Black Friday

At All Backyard Fun we are counting down to outdoor patio furniture specials from all our favorite collections including Northcape International, Polywood, Oriflamme and Desert Steel outdoor accessories among others!

Dating back to the early 1930’s, Black Friday was the name given to the first major shopping day for Christmas (which falls the Friday after Thanksgiving). This is the shopping day of the year where most businesses earn their first positive revenues or go from the red to the ‘black’ in their accounting.

Thus it is a popular ritual now where retail stores and online e-tailers are known to offer their most aggressive discounts and sales of the year. ‘Tis the season of buy one get one’s, half off’s, free give-aways, and doorbuster deals.

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The savviest shoppers have been researching and planning what they’re going to buy and who they’re going to buy it from. It’s no secret e-commerce has driven retailers to compete with one another to offer consumers ridiculously great sales during the holidays.

Nowadays, .com retailers fight to get their sale out first. For example, Black Friday no longer starts on the Friday after Thanksgiving, instead it starts the Friday before Thanksgiving. So, if you’re an online retailer you better have your sales ready to go, or you’ll be scratching your head when you don’t meet your holiday sales goals.

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We love Black Friday because offering aggressive deals also helps to minimize our store inventory. This in turn helps us lower our overhead and the inventory we will have to do at the end of the year! So for specialty furniture stores like All Backyard Fun this time of season is our ‘slow season’ and the sales offers allows our customers to pick up some of their favorite patio sets and outdoor furniture pits at a great deal. And we are able to make space for everything that will be offered for the spring of the next buying season.

For obvious reasons, sales have slowed compared to in-season sales. Depending on location, most people in the country aren’t buying or even thinking about outdoor furniture during the winter.

Regardless of the time of year, All Backyard Fun is a  small family owned business and always working to offer the best products at the best prices that we believe your whole family will enjoy. That’s why we love Black Friday!

Giant Allium's make your yard turn into Dr. Seuss land!

Giant Allium’s make your yard turn into Dr. Seuss land!

It is the time of season we can offer our customers unbeatable prices on patio furniture, fire tables, and backyard accessories like we never have before. So don’t fret, All Backyard Fun has your patio covered this year with amazing doorbuster deals you won’t find anywhere else!

Shop our Black Friday Specials now!

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How to Care for Your Sunbrella Fabric

Have you ever had patio furniture and constantly cleaning up ketchup from burger night? How about that time you were out of town and your cushions were outside during that big thunderstorm? Or even if you avoid the ketchup and the rain, but the sun’s UV rays fade those once vibrant cushions?

As a patio furniture retailer, we have heard of every complaint under the sun it seems and we get asked all the time, “what can I do to better care for my cushions?”. Most times this means putting the cushion covers through the wash and risk having them shrink or fade, and even still they may not look the same afterwards. It’s also unreasonable to keep the furniture covered all the time, because you bought the furniture to enjoy your patio, not just look at furniture covers. One solution that we recommend is making sure you have high-quality Sunbrella fabrics on your patio furniture.

While the care and maintenance of this high grade fabric is fairly low, if you live in a geographic area with 4 distinct season we highly recommend all-weather covers.

Here are some helpful hints for maintaining your Sunbrella fabric:

  • Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove bleach.
  • Please be aware of the environment when cleaning with bleach. Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you. We do not advise using bleach if you are surrounded by a body of water or other environment that could be affected.
  • Sunbrella fabric air-dries very quickly.
  • Machine drying is not necessary.
  • If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic setting. As some irons exceed the recommended temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.

Sunbrella fabrics are very easy to care for and to maintain and to illustrate this, here is a video show you how easy it is.

Our Terrace Collection line of outdoor patio furniture comes with Sunbrella fabrics, as well as most of our furniture that we sell. We want to give you the best patio experience and that means we choose Sunbrella fabrics!

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All Backyard Fun Terrace Collection Curved Sectional

Best of Houzz 2016, All Backyard Fun

All Backyard Fun is in the Houzz!

For the third consecutive year, All Backyard Fun has been named “Best of Houzz”. With only 3% of companies affiliated with Houzz winning this award, the All Backyard Fun team has truly separated itself from the others.

WHAT IS HOUZZ?

With over 40 million online visitors, Houzz is a virtual community for homeowners and home improvement providers. It offers visually appealing home design photos for all the areas of your home including indoors and outdoors.

From individual pieces to entire room setups, the platform allows homeowners to get design inspiration & ideas and also connect directly with industry professionals in the home design retail, landscape; or remodeling space. The Houzz platform also gives homeowners the option to view virtual design idea books, mood boards and thousands of cool house design photos that enable them to shop directly from the image. As a homeowner you will be able to see everything from the name and manufacturer of a specific piece of furniture to the color and name of the paint used on a wall within the image.

The site is really cool and has a sophisticated search feature and overall provides a great user friendly interface. You can search by many different preferences including design style such as Craftsman, Farmhouse, Beach, Mid Century or Industrial. You can pick one of the styles or a a combination of a few different ones to compare them.

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Giallo Fiorito Granite Fire Table
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Whether you are doing a new build or remodeling your space, you are sure to find inspiration in the stories of people who have taken on house makeover projects and how their design journey unfolded.

There are also lots of great design and remodeling hacks throughout the site and definitely no shortage of stunningly beautiful home and room photos. It probably goes without saying that if you are design addict like all of the team members at All Backyard Fun, it is easy to get carried away on that site for hourzzz!!! 🙂

Best of Houzz 2016, All Backyard Fun

Best of Houzz 2016, All Backyard Fun

The All Backyard Fun Houzz page includes pages of different styles of outdoor living patio furniture, fabric colors and accessories.  And of course our popular Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables.

Check out the All Backyard Fun Houzz page or visit us online site at www.allbackyardfun.com to see our wide range of all season, all-weather outdoor patio furniture and accessories.

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15 Reasons We Love the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table

As the country’s first and leading distributor for the Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables, the team at All Backyard Fun has gained extensive experience in product information, sales, technical support and installation since it’s introduction to the market more than a decade go.

The introduction of the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table was the first of its kind bringing outdoor elegance together with the concept of ‘designed fire’. The patent pending burner and vibrant colored fire glass added additional options to personalize the tables to the customer’s reason or season.

While many fire pit tables, none have been able to quite effectively compete with the ingenuity and beautiful design of the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table.

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 ORIFLAMME FIRE TABLE FEATURES & DIFFERENTIATORS:

In addition to the reasons featured in the photo, here are 15 MORE reasons why we love Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables and hope you will love them too!

  1. It will warm you up! The Oriflamme fire pit table not only provides a beautifully designed piece of furniture, it actually produces warmth. Oriflamme is truly one of the ‘hottest’ tables on the market with a heat source of up to 75,000 BTU’s
  2. Coffee Table height. You can sit down comfortably and enjoy conversation with friends and it will work complimentary (design & functionality) to most outdoor patio sets. Coffee table height table is 21 3/4 inches.
  3.  Long burn time. The burn time lasts an average of 16-18 hours on high with two tanks (but can last up to 35 hours depending on outdoor conditions and flame height)
  4.  Adjustable flame change the height from low to high for warmth or ambiance
  5. Heat comes from the bottom – and why does this matter? Because if the heat comes from the bottom of the table and it rises – the warmth will be felt at the level in which you are seated. Other fire pit tables heat from the top meaning the fire warms ‘the sky’ and not you (unless you are standing and slightly tilting toward it).
  6. The tanks are neatly contained inside the table – The tanks are not external and therefore need to be hidden because they are unsightly. (see our video below that outlines how and where the tanks are stored)
  7. Easy to assemble (No tools are required) – You can have your fire pit set up and ready to go in minutes 
  8. Easy Off Switch – Designed with hidden switch (push and ignite the flame to light and simply turn off when you are done).
  9. Table components are interchangeable – If there are any problems you can fix that part without worrying about having to send your entire table in to be serviced.
  10.  Natural gas component kit available – This fire pit table uses 2 propane tanks but if you want to customize it and run natural gas to it that is an option as well
  11. Hoses are available for larger remote propane tanks
  12. MADE IN THE USA! Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables are proudly made in the midwest United States and each table is handcrafted and made to order.
  13. SUSTAINABLE With Proven Market! The Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables are here to stay. They have been on the market for more than a decade and are not a seasonal or limited production table. They have a classic timeless look and will hold up for years to come. You can find product reviews easily online and rest assured knowing that if any problems occur with the table you can call the manufacturer and obtain replacement parts with ease.
  14. Clean & Elegant Design – Many customers love the clean and elegant design. Whether you invest thousands of dollars on your outdoor living space or you want your patio to look like a million bucks, the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table has a very classy design. It is constructed of the highest quality and the powder coat has a 7 year warranty against rust so it is made to withstand the elements year round!
  15. Trusted by Major Brands – The Oriflamme Fire Pit Table has been sold worldwide. We have customers from Southern California to Sweden (yes, we ship worldwide)! And they have been used in commercial settings everywhere. From the Boulder (Colorado) Country Club to the Ritz Carlton and W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, if it meets their high quality standards we certainly hope and expect it will meet yours!
Oriflamme Fire Tables at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ

Oriflamme Fire Tables at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ

How to install the propane tank into the Dual Tank Oriflamme Fire Table.

Shop All Backyard Fun to see a wide variety of the Oriflamme Fire Tables that fit your style and needs. In addition to choosing your material and color, our diverse collection of fire burners and fire glass will also allow you to give the fire pit table your personal look and feel.

 

ORDER NOW FOR FALL DELIVERY!!!

See our full collection of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables!

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Music at Play with Soundcast’s Outcast indoor and outdoor music player

By our nature, the team at All Backyard Fun love, love, loves hosting social events indoors and outdoors and of course, living all out! We are all about outdoor living and building family friendly outdoor experiences on the patio and beyond.

Living in Colorado we are lucky to enjoy 300+ days of sunshine. From camping in the summer to hanging out at the cabin in the fall, there are lots of things to do and explore across the state year round.

Aside from good conversation, spending time with the people you love and delicious food, do you know what  else makes for great times??? We think it’s AWESOME MUSIC!

In our showroom we dance and sing (open to interpretation, lol) the day away to tunes playing on an Outcast and Outcast, Jr. on either side of our building.  Our office/showroom is a converted warehouse space so we have a nice open area with tall ceilings and good acoustics. We like to mix it up and some of our favorite artists include: Jack Johnson, David Gray, Bob Marley, Simon and Garfunkel, Jerry Douglas, Flight of the Conchords, Otis Redding and Alan Jackson. Folk, alt folk, roots rock, bluegrass, alt country and/or reggae seem to be the core music influence you will hear at most Colorado social gatherings among families and friends.

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Why the Outcast?

  • Broadcast up to 300 feet
  • Water Resistant
  • Omnidirectional (so plays music from all sides)
  • There are no plugs or wires to worry about
  • Easy to transport to cookouts, the lake, camping, the beach, etc.
  • Up to 20 hours battery life on one charge (depending on usage & model)
  • Wirelessly stream your music – works seamlessly with Pandora!
  • Listen to any MP3 player, iPod, computer, home theater, audio system, or your TV*

*Transmitters sold separately

All Backyard Fun offers Soundcast Outcast Indoor Outdoor music system and the relevant transmitters. See our website for options and more details.

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4 Reasons to Buy Outdoor Patio Furniture From Specialty Stores

Your style is unique and personal, shouldn’t your outdoor patio furniture shopping experience be the same? We at All Backyard Fun take pride in being a small family owned business and outdoor living specialty store. While we have access to thousands of pieces of patio furniture from the leading manufacturers, as well as our brand, we also provide a full service personalized customer experience.

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1. Durability – the reason the price tag is so high at a specialty store, such as All Backyard Fun, is because the furniture will last you for so many years that you’ll be buying a new sectional just because your current one is out of style!

2. Cushions – When you fish out the big bucks you’re also paying for comfort. Brand name furniture, sold at specialty stores, often offers plush yet firm cushions. The cushions are usually about 6”. If you buy from a box retailer, the cushions will usually be about 3”. At All Backyard Fun all of our cushions are made by Sunbrella and are UV & Mold Resistant. They can be power washed and with low maintenance will hold up beautifully for multiple seasons.

3. Warranty – Many brand name companies have over 10 years of warranty! If a company offers a long warranty policy, that means they believe in the quality of their product. Most box retailers offer products seasonally and leave you high and dry with a 1 year warranty and strict specifications.

4. Investing in Your Life – It may seem more cost effective to buy the cheap set today, but it won’t be a financially smart move in a year after you’ve spent hundreds on replacement costs, and will have to eventually buy a brand new set anyways.

BONUS: Benefit from a Personalized Experience – Call our All Backyard Fun Boulder, Colorado designer showroom at 1.800.451.2550 and you will speak to a live person who can support you with everything from choosing a fire pit table or patio set that will match with your pavers or decor and color palette. We can also help you find a speciality color fabric or replacement cushions to freshen up your existing outdoor patio set.

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End of summer sun outdoor patio furniture deals from AllBackyardFun.com

AllBackyardFun offers extremely competitive pricing on thousands of patio furniture sets and outdoor accessories from top brand name manufacturers such as Northcape (NCI Wicker), Lane Venture, the Windward Design Group and an All Backyard Fun branded collection

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Enjoy the view from your covered porch with the Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

All Backyard Fun can order most patio furniture sets, accessories and patio cushions from the manufacturers we distribute through this website. Call 1-800-451-2550 to learn more.

While we are love, love, loving summer time in the spectacular Colorado Rocky Mountains, it’s time for us to ramp up for our busy fall season and lots of sales of our signature Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables.

To make way for our seasonal outdoor accessories and products, we are offering a fire sale of quick ship items.

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A collection of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables in the AllBackyardFun.com showroom

In addition to our competitive pricing, All Backyard Fun offers free shipping on orders of $99 or more.

Here’s a collection of some of our team’s favorite products currently being offered on Quick Ship promotion. Please note, limited stock is available. This offer is valid while supplies last.

The Leona Wicker Sofa is both comfortable and elegant with its roomy seating and sweeping curves. This quick ship item is also eligible for Free Shipping at AllBackyardFun.com

The Leona Wicker Sofa is both comfortable and elegant with its roomy seating and sweeping curves. This quick ship item is also eligible for Free Shipping at AllBackyardFun.com

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Leona Wicker Swivel Glider from AllBackyardFun.com

Visit All Backyard Fun now for the best selection on fabrics and cushions. Products are available first come, first serve for a limited time only. Shop our Summer Sun Sale now!

5 Ways to add life to your backyard

5 Ways to Add Life to Your Backyard

Over the last generation the ‘traditional backyard’ has significantly transformed from a square green box yard with a flip top grill and slip n slide to an outdoor casual living space.

Old school backyard fun - Wham O's Slip N Slide.

Old school all backyard fun – Wham O’s Slip N Slide.

Today the backyard is treated the same as any room in the home  where landscape architects and designers advise on effective and creative use of space; colors; outdoor patio furniture; and accessories. Outdoor kitchens and movie screens are now essential and no longer considered ‘extras’. And outdoor fire pits and tables have made it comfortable and fun to hang out in the backyard regardless of the time of day or season.

However, like most home renovation projects it is a seemingly never ending process where different areas of the yard get developed over time for a variety of reasons.

So what are some simple things you can you do in the meantime and in between time to liven up your backyard?

Here’s 5 of our staff’s picks to brighten your backyard:

 #1 Play that funky music!

Jazz up any outdoor space, rain or shine, with an outdoor music player such as the Outcast family of multimedia entertainer products. Up to 20 hours battery life and 300 feet of broadcast area (depending on model). Music players are water resistant and portable so you can enjoy all your favorite tunes by the pool or at your lakefront home.

Melody music player, available at All Backyard Fun

Melody music player, available at All Backyard Fun

 #2 Get cooking with colorful outdoor appliances

Your family will be saying Bon Appétit once they see the delicious eats and treats that you create in this gorgeous red Fornetto Wood Fired Oven & Smoker with removable Smoker Box

Whip up some quick kid friendly snacks like sausage rolls or smoke a whole chicken or sausages. Add red wine and good friends…sprinkle with laughs. Repeat often!

Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker. Available at All Backyard Fun

Fornetto Wood Fired Oven and Smoker. Available at All Backyard Fun

 #3 Heat up cool summer nights with a fire pit table

As one of the country’s largest distributors of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables, this is no doubt where fun, family and backyards come together. Roast marshmallows or warm up with our family friendly gas fire pit tables.

Our Oriflamme fire pit tables are:

Clean burning – No more flying embers!

No Smoke – This is nice for children and people who may have asthma or other respiratory conditions

Accessorize – Add nice furniture around your fire pit without concern of soot or fabric smelling like smoke

Practical –  The granite tabletop is more than ‘pretty’, it’s also functional.  Enjoy drinks or cocktails while sharing good conversation with family and friends.

Switch on/Switch off: Turn your flame off using a knob. No need to worry about starting a fire or collecting wood to keep your fire burning on chilly nights.

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Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables available from AllBackyardFun.com

 #4 Game on!

Enjoy a game with kid’s by day and with your fellow adult’s by night with our pair of LED throw bag games. Backyard games are a simple way to transform a space or repurpose an unusual space without having to build anything on it.

LED Bag Toss for outdoor fun during the day or night. Available at All Backyard Fun.

LED Bag Toss for outdoor fun during the day or night. Available at AllBackyardFun.com

 #5 Get in an (Upper) New York State of Mind….

Named for the mountain chain in NY, our Adirondack chairs are made of polywood (recycled plastic bottles) and are unbelievably durable and holds up to all kinds of climates and seasonal weather. Listen to Frank Sinatra while sipping on Manhattan’s as you chill in these lively chairs that will make a statement in any conversation!

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Polywood Palm Coast Adirondack chair from AllBackyardFun.com

Regardless of the size of space you are working with, if you live in the city or countryside, don’t be afraid to let your personality shine through.

Looking for a special fabric or furniture request that you didn’t see on our site? If we carry the manufacturer or brand name product, we can probably custom order the product you are looking for. Call our store at 1-800-451-2550 to get a price and estimated shipping time.

What are some simple ways you like to #LiveAllOut and brighten up your outdoor living space?  Share it in the comments below.

Ready For Spring

5 Ways to Get Your Backyard Ready For Spring Outdoor Living

Alas! Springtime is finally here, and that means it’s time to get your backyard and patio ready for late night cocktail gatherings, soaking up the sun in your lounger, and BBQ’s with the family. Here’s how you can start to get ready to have some fun in the sun!

  1. Survey Any Damage That May Have Occurred During the Winter.
    Is there any molding on your deck? Cracks in the concrete? Does your deck need to be resealed? If so, now’s the time!
  2. Give Those Bushes a Haircut!
    Trim and cut any out of control garden bed. Trimming will help keep trees and shrubs nice and compact. If you want to add a tropical vibe this spring, add some bamboo to your backyard.
  3. Add An Outdoor Heating Source
    It still remains pretty chilly when the sun goes down, so in order to remain an all-year round outdoor entertainer provide heat for your guests such as an outdoor fire pit.
  4. Give the BBQ A Power Clean
    It’s about that time to throw some shrimp on the barby! Start the barbeque season off right, with a clean shiny grill.
  5. Plan For Your Outdoor Furniture Space
    It might be time to replace your outdoor furniture. Maybe yours is worn out or maybe you’re looking for a fresh look this spring. Either way, take a look at the dimensions and plan for your new patio set!

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All Backyard Fun Wins ‘Best of Houzz 2016’ Three Years In a Row

All Backyard Fun
2400 Central Ave
Suite E
Boulder, CO 80301

January 25th, 2016

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For the third consecutive year, All Backyard Fun has been named “Best of Houzz”. With only 3% of companies affiliated with Houzz winning this award, the All Backyard Fun team has truly separated itself from the others.

With the combination of products, pictures, testimonials and tutorials, All Backyard Fun’s portfolio on Houzz is second to none in the outdoor category. “We are very excited and humbled to be honored for the third consecutive year. It is truly a team effort to build our portfolio so our customers enjoy what we offer”, says owner Jolene Nielsen.

Check out their Houzz pages at http://www.houzz.com/photos/query/all-backyard-fun or visit their online site at www.allbackyardfun.com for more info.

The Daily Review – Outdoor Patio

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