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ColoradoGardenShow

Colorado Garden and Home Show Kicks Off Busy Spring Season

The team at All Backyard Fun had a really fun time participating in last week’s annual Colorado Garden and Home Show organized by the Colorado Garden Foundation. More than 50,000 people attended the show and met with representatives from 650 companies, across 25 states and Canada making it the oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show in the Rocky Mountain region.

Proceeds from the event supports horticultural related activities throughout Colorado such as school landscape improvements and community gardens. They also award scholarships to Colorado college students pursuing studies in horticulture and landscape related majors. To date the foundation has awarded grants totalling over $7.2 million.

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Entrance at annual Garden and Home Show. Photo Credit: Colorado Garden Foundation

All Backyard Fun loves that not only we have an opportunity to educate our greater community on the construction of outdoor furniture and how gas fire table works but also that we get to help such a great cause!

During the 9 day event the team at All Backyard Fun spoke to thousands of visitors about our unique collection of beautifully crafted Oriflamme gas fire pit tables. And we also introduced them to some of the most popular patio sets from this season’s Casual Market Chicago furniture industry trade show such as our SunVilla Laurel Deep Seating Collection.

With a ‘mini showroom’ incorporated to our trade show booth, visitors could come and hang out on one of our super comfy deep seating patio sets and see our Oriflamme gas fire tables in action. They could also touch and feel fabrics, frame and peruse a variety of swatch and urban fire glass colors.

Congratulations to all the great folks we met who left with a fun new patio setup like this sweet couple below – testing out their new Northcape Bainbridge 3 piece Sectional featured with the Oriflamme Blue Pearl Granite gas fire table. (Note: Image colors slightly vary because we are indoors).

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Bainbridge 3 Piece L Shape Patio Set with Oriflamme Blue Pearl granite gas fire table

Below, the SunVilla Laurel Collection featured with the Grand Teton gas fire table. At 47″ round and coming in at just under $1,000 USD, this popular table is great for those looking for a rustic look on a big functional gas table with a price that won’t break the bank.

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Sunvilla Laurel Collection Deep Seating Patio Set with Grand Teton 47″ Gas Fire Table

The Ratana Wellington crafted with an extruded aluminum frame and the most comfortable Sunbrella cushions ever is awesome for those looking for a patio set with a high back frame that offers great lumbar support.

The set below features Cast Ash cushions and the Tropical Elegance Octagon gas fire table by Oriflamme. The Wellington Swivel Rocker, end table and a bronze Georgia Lantern complete the set.

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Wellington outdoor patio set by Ratana with Cast Ash Sunbrella cushions

Finally, our Malibu curved sectional set with canvas rust cushions is a fun way to kick off the spring patio season along with the newest addition to the Oriflamme fire table collection – the natura hammered copper fire table.

A fire wind guard to preserve the flame during windy days, a wedge table nestled between the 2 curve sectionals and small bronze Georgia Lantern completes the set.

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Malibu curved sectional set with Oriflamme natura hammered copper table

See more fabulous outdoor patio sets on AllBackyardFun.com!

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!

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!

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.

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

Boulder, CO

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.

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5 Ways To Recycle Your Christmas Tree

It’s the sad time of year again where using the holidays as an excuse to exempt yourself from reality has expired.  It’s time to answer the email from Janice in accounting, and get back on track with real life. The beautiful Christmas tree in the corner of your family room that majestically transformed your entire house in to a winter wanderlust? Yeah, that has to go. Sad face. So what do you do with the tree you and your family decorated so elegantly? Here’s some ideas!

  1. Rinse, Re-use, Recycle! – Plant that guy right back where he came from. Of course it has to be a living tree with the roots still intact, but channel your inner hippie and enjoy your tree for many more years to come.
  2. Give back to Mother Nature – She has provided you with a glorious tree, now it’s your turn to give back to Mother Nature, and her animal friends. A nice way to get rid of your Christmas tree is by turning it in to a bird feeder. You can put it in the ground, or stay lazy and keep it in its stand. Get the kids involved – make a cranberry and popcorn string, toss some stale bread in and around it and… BOOM! You’ll have chickadees, cardinals, song sparrows, and many other birds of kin taking shelter in your backyard.
  3. Garden galore – Cut off the branches, and use the trunk to edge the garden you’ve been planning for so long now. Hello 2016 garden goals!
  4. Cozy on up – Feeling self-sustaining? Chop the tree up and use it as fire wood, duh!
  5. Recycle the boring way – Many communities will have tree-recycling programs. This is a nice way to give back to your community, as the program will chop the tree up and probably use the wood for parks and public spaces.
4 New Products Added

4 New Products Added to All Backyard Fun’s Catalog

Options, options, and more options!

  1. Terrace Collection High Back 45° Wicker Sectional – For all of the long-legged humans out there, we’ve designed a brand new sectional that will provide full support for your neck and back! Our exclusive wicker sofa sectional features a high back for ultimate comfort. Also, we can’t help but mention the overstuffed Sunbrella fabric cushions that create a plush relaxing experience. Saving the best for last- have you seen the price on this set? Only $1849 (we’re so sad to see Black Friday come and go, we thought we’d hold on to our deals just a little bit longer).
  2. Uptown Collection Wicker Bistro Outdoor Swivel Chat Chairs – Some of us just don’t have the space for a large sectional sofa, and that’s okay! We’ve got you covered with our super-easy-assembly wicker swivel chat chairs. This comfy pair comes in two different fabric colors, ships UPS in 3-5 days, and is the perfect chair to enjoy a morning cup o’ Joe out on the porch.
  3. Terrace Collection High Back 90° L Wicker Sectional – This set is very similar to the Terrace 45° Wicker Sectional, but instead of a curved middle piece, this sectional will feature a 90° L middle piece. It sports the same comfort level, gorgeous design, and unbeatable price point. Did I mention these sectionals ship out in 4-7 business days?
  4. Pacific Rim Wicker Sofa Sectional 3 Piece Sectional – We now have our own line of rounded gray wicker sectionals! This curved sectional, like the rest will come with mildew and stain resistant Sunbrella cushions. It’s a beautiful design that will add a classy look to anyone’s patio or backyard.
What Type of Furniture is Best For Your Climate

What Type of Outdoor Patio Furniture is Best for Your Climate?

As we enter the fall season, a common concern for homeowners is outdoor patio furniture that can sustains in various year round climates.

In Front Range Colorado, high winds coming off the mountains is common for local homeowners. But in the U.S. and overseas, All Backyard Fun often 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.

HOT AND HUMID?

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 from Windward

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS?

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

CHILLING BY THE POOL?

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

CLASSIC WICKER

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!

Outdoor Rugs that Add Value to Your Outdoor Home

Black and Tan Garland Outdoor Rug 5 x 8Outdoor rugs are something you cannot take for granted for your home. As much as it is important to pay close attention to many of your beautiful outdoor furniture, outdoor rugs are also something valuable that need proper maintenance.

Any outdoor furniture for your backyard or patio, whether big or small, makes up the overall beautiful look of your home. Outdoor rugs are a big factor in keeping your outdoor home setting great and at its best.  Even though they are meant to be on the ground, something to be stepped on, outdoor rugs should be one of the top priorities when choosing what to add in your backyard or patio.

Outdoor rugs add sophistication and elegance in your outdoor home. They make your backyard or patio look and feel a lot more homey and welcoming to you and your guests. At All Backyard Fun store, different types and styles of outdoor rugs available in great deals and prices. The wide range of types and styles are catered to your needs and personal preference.  Most outdoor rugs at this store carry a mixture of traditional and contemporary designs along with long lasting quality of materials for you to appreciate and enjoy. When you have a beautiful backyard or patio to maintain, beautiful outdoor rugs are a must-have item to consider.

For more information on outdoor backyard furniture or to look for some of the finest and coolest outdoor and backyard furniture, check out All Backyard Fun store.