Why We Love Black Friday

Why We Love Black Friday

‘Tis the season of buy one get one’s, half off’s, free give-aways, and doorbuster deals. It’s every shoppers two favorite holiday’s; Black Friday and Cyber Monday. 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 ecommerce 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 goal.

Some bloggers say, “don’t buy patio furniture on Black Friday because there aren’t any deals”. These bloggers couldn’t be more wrong. For specialty outdoor furniture stores like, All Backyard Fun, this time of season is our ‘slow 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 has a business to run, and products that we’re looking to move quickly. That’s why we love Black Friday and Cyber Monday! 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!

4 reasons why

4 Reasons to Buy Patio Furniture From Specialty Stores

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, offer plush yet firm cushions. The cushions are usually about 6”. If you buy from Target, the cushions will usually be about 3”.

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. Walmart leaves 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.

Should You Cover Your Furniture

Should You Cover Your Patio Furniture?

Do you park your car in the garage? Would you park your car in a garage if you had the means? If you’re the type of person who likes to be better safe than sorry, or frequently hear yourself saying “nip it in the bud” (yes that’s the real expression), then I’d say you’re a patio furniture cover type of person. Like a car, I can bet you’ve spent hundreds or thousands on your patio furniture. When you spend a high amount of money on an item, you want said item to last; you expect it to last! If we lived in a perfect world, spending a thousand dollars on a wicker sofa would mean it would last you forever without any upkeep. But, we don’t live in a perfect world (*sigh*). You spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on a car, and even after all that money spent you still have to put more money into your vehicle to make sure it stays up and running. The same is true when it comes to outdoor furniture.  You have to take care of it. The good news is, it’s a lot cheaper to take care of than a car! Cover your club chairs or lounger when the winter rolls around, clean your fabric every so often, and treat it like you would the day you bought it. For those of you who like to live life on the wild side you can let Mother Nature take her course, and have your outdoor furniture fend for itself!

What Type of Furniture is Best For Your Climate

What Type of Outdoor Furniture is Best for Your Climate?

All Backyard Fun always has customers asking questions like, “I live in a pretty windy area, is this chair going to blow away?” or “I live on the east coast and the summers are brutally humid, how will this material hold up in such a climate?” It’s true, different types of outdoor furniture will hold up in certain climates better than others. Here’s the best type of furniture to buy based on your climate.

If you live in a hot and humid area, a great option to go with is cast aluminum patio furniture. This type of material is rust proof which won’t let the humidity take a toll, leaving you with years and years of use. In addition, cast aluminum furniture is best known for its elaborate and intricate styles, so you can have a quite an eloquent design. One of our favorite cast aluminum products is the Sonata High Back Dining Chair from Windward. The Sonata features a sophisticated rolled arm design, and has extra padding for extreme comfort!

Sonata Swivel Gliders

Sonata Swivel Gliders

If you live in a windy area, and you’re worried about your patio furniture blowing away, fear not! A good option for windy city dwellers is wrought iron furniture. This material is the heaviest type of patio furniture, so your wrought iron club chair will still be on your patio after the harsh spring summer, and winter storms. Wrought Iron makes for a very heavy and sturdy type of furniture, creating a durable and strong piece of furniture. The only caveat when choosing wrought iron furniture is you may need two people to move around the furniture. It’s heavy, which is why it won’t blow away in a serious storm. If you’re looking for a club chair to stand up against a storm while maintain a classy look take a look at the Venetia Club Chair by Paragon Casual. Its durable, has a beautiful design, and the deep seating allows for great relaxation!

Paragon Casual Venetia Spring Chair

Paragon Casual Venetia Spring Chair

Don’t think we forgot about you pool lovers! If you like to relax pool side, a great furniture option is sling aluminum. With sling aluminum, you get all the comfort and cushion of a normal fabric, but the sling aluminum dry’s much faster. When you get out of the pool and sit on a sling aluminum piece of furniture, you won’t have to worry about waiting hours for it to dry. It’s rust proof too! One of our popular items in this category is the Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Rocker. It is padded for some serious comfort after swimming laps in the pool.

Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Chair

Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Chair

If none of these options fit your needs, there is always the choice to go with a wood or wicker furniture set. Wicker and wood are appealing for its warm and timeless styles. What’s great about wood or wicker, is it will hold up nicely in any and all climates.  Wicker is always a classic choice that offers a beautiful modern look when it comes to outdoor furniture. Though, if you’re in very dry areas like Arizona, wood furniture will require a bit more maintenance. Wood is very well known for its’ longevity and durability – just look at your grandma’s picnic table she’s probably had around since you were a baby! One of our favorite wicker collections is the Terrace Curved Sectional. It’s a fun, affordable design that differs from your basic L-sectional set.

Terrace Curved Sectional

Terrace Curved Sectional

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All Backyard Fun on Memorial Day

Are you ready for summer? As we embark on another Memorial Day, ask yourself, are we tired of sitting in those tired looking outdoor chairs where the cushions are faded and smashed? Don’t wait any longer, check out what All Backyard Fun has to offer.

“We’re providing a totally different experience”, says Heikke Nielsen. “Our staff takes a very consultative approach.” Their goal is to create “the perfect outdoor area for the customer” and to achieve what he calls “a boutique-like buying experience” his sales staff engages with customers, determining what their goals for their outdoor area are.

Up next is the selection process, including fabric, materials, sizing, overall color scheme and the possible inclusion of a propane or natural gas fire table.  “Right now is the perfect time to buy”, Nielsen says, explaining that it’s still early enough to “enjoy your furniture for a whole season”. If your’re looking to spruce up your outdoor entertainment area, be sure to pay All Backyard Fun a visit both at their online store and in person.

This traditional Polywood Curved Back Adirondack is back and now provides the classic adirondack style with even more comfort.   This traditional style offers a higher seat plate making it easier to get in and out of.  In addition, the Palm adirondack provides a curved back for amazing comfort that other straight back adirondacks can not provide. This outdoor chair is made of a recycled plastic that is both very durable and UV protected to maintain the beautiful color.

Uptown Collection Wicker Swivel Rocker Chair only available through All Backyard Fun

Introducing the Uptown Chair Collection

One of the most challenging aspects of the retail patio furniture business is evaluating product from vendors to match the needs of your customers. We know our customers very well and as we grow into new ventures, we have been designing and manufacturing our own lines of furniture. In 2014, we launched the Terrace Collection line of premium patio furniture at an affordable price and this year we continue that with the launch of the Uptown Chair Collection.

The Uptown Chair Collection is aimed toward customers who have patio or deck areas that are more limited in space and want a chair that has a lower profile, but still maintains superior comfort. We have achieved that in the Uptown Chair Collection, each chair provides the comfort and support you’d find in a larger chair but with a much lower profile. Each chair is constructed with a durable aluminum frame then a high-quality polyresin wicker is wrapped and weaved around the frame to create the chair. The Uptown Chair Collection also features a Sunbrella cushion that will provide great comfort as well as the all-weather protection that Sunbrella has been known for!

With the premium materials and superior comfort, you’d expect to pay upwards of $500. We have this chair for the introductory price of $199 per chair! This chair also ships by UPS as well!

These chairs are available through our website, which can be found here. Click the link to go to our store and order your Uptown Chair Collection chairs today!


The Wickers Get an Ice Bucket

March 18th, 2015

Now that the Wickers knew that they had a gas fire table that was portable, they wanted to learn more about some of the accessories that came with the Oriflamme Fire Table. Sara from All Backyard Fun began to list of some of the accessories that were included, and some that were extra.

With every Oriflamme Fire Table you receive a propane tank, protective lid, and fire glass. There are a few accessories that I recommend that are not included, but are awesome features to the table. The all-weather cover comes in either brown, or black, fits to size and drapes down to the ground. This is a nice feature to have as a storage cover when you want to store it for the winter or off-season. The cost on this is $99.

The other accessory that is more fun than practical is the interchangeable ice bucket insert. So on the days that it is hot and you need to use the functional aspect of your table, you put the ice bucket into the table and fill up the bucket with you cold beverages! That option is also $99.

Katie and Thomas talked about the two accessories and agreed that they definitely would need both. We both love to entertain, and we also live in a climate where it matters to protect our outdoor furniture.

Tune in next week to hear more about the Wickers’ All Backyard Fun adventure and their quest to have the perfect patio.


The Wickers and their Oriflamme Fire Table

March 11th, 2015

As Sara addressed Thomas and Katie’s questions about the assembly and weight of the Oriflamme Fire Table, Katie was becoming very excited about her new purchase. She then wondered how portable it was. So she soon asked the question to Sara from All Backyard Fun, “How portable is the Oriflamme Fire Table”?

Great question, responded Sara. Sara explained to Katie that because of the table’s weight, and the fact the all the components are interchangeable, it was very easy to move around and it can easily be put in the back of a SUV or truck to bring camping, tailgating, or move to a new home.

Outstanding Katie exclaimed. We have an RV that we take camping in the summer time and this Oriflamme Fire Table would be a perfect addition to those late nights out by the water.

Sara agreed and she also mentioned that many of her customers move it across their deck or patio, and even bring the Oriflamme Fire Table to the front during Halloween and pass out candy. Tune in next week to hear more about the Wickers’ All Backyard Fun adventure and their quest to have the perfect patio.


Trade Shows and Giant Blue Bears

During January and February, we enter what we like to call “trade show season” because we do the National Western Stock Show in Denver as well as the Colorado Garden & Home Show. The shows are just two weeks apart from each other and this year we wanted to make a big visual impact. We built a trade show booth display to showcase our fire tables and Terrace Collection furniture, and I really think we achieved the visual impact we were looking for!

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The National Western Stock Show ran from January 10th through the 25th, and we had a really great show! One of our employees even sold a fire table to his second cousin, whom he hadn’t seen in almost 15 years! We had a great time connecting with some of our customers from years past, as well as meeting a whole host of new customers too!

We used the two weeks in between shows to catch up on office work, and begin focusing on promotions for the upcoming spring months. The Colorado Garden & Home Show began on February 7th through the 15th at the Colorado Convention Center. This was our second year doing this show and we loved our time at the show this year! We were even part of a segment on 9NEWS featuring “Hot Products” from the Garden & Home Show!

We’ll be at these shows again during 2016, so if you are planning on attending be sure to look for All Backyard Fun! 



The Wickers Voice Their Concerns

After Katie picked the burner and fire glass to go with her brand new Oriflamme Fire Table from All Backyard Fun, Thomas jumped on the phone to ask a few questions of All Backyard Fun Sales rep Sarah.

“Is this safe to put on a wood deck?” Absolutely Sarah remarked, it is designed just like a gas grill with all the heat going above the unit.

We are thinking about putting in a pergola, is it ok to put this table underneath a pergola? Sure is, you need about 60” of clearance from the table top to the surface of the material above, so about 5 feet high, you will be just fine with that new pergola.

That sounds great Thomas said, so we will be able to put this Oriflamme Fire Table on the new deck with the pergola, outstanding!

Thomas also had some very important questions about assembly of the table and how heavy it weighed. Sara explained to Thomas then there is no assembly required as all of the units are manufactured right her in the USA, with American workers! Thomas was thrilled to hear that, not many products are made in the USA anymore exclaimed Thomas.

What about the weight asked Thomas? Sarah told Thomas that the total weight was about 150lbs, and the heaviest piece being the granite, two people would need to move that into place.

Tune in next week to hear more about the Wickers’ All Backyard Fun adventure and their quest to have the perfect patio.