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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.

Giallo Fiorito Granite Fire Table http://www.allbackyardfun.com/fire-pit-tables/gas-fire-tables/oriflammer-fire-pit-table-octagon-45/

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.

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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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.
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5 Ways to Improve Your Patio for Fall

Football season is here, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are cooling down. Fall is here and at All Backyard Fun, we get  a lot of phone calls of people asking what to do with their patio for the fall and how to prepare for the winter.

Fall is still a great time to entertain guests, and often times one of the best times of the year to have guests over because of the temperate weather that the season brings. Pool parties may be winding down, but BBQs and gatherings for sports are still in full swing.

Here are 5 ways to improve your patio for fall!

Outdoor Rugs
Outdoor Rug

One of the simplest ways to improve your outdoor space is with an outdoor area rug to go underneath any existing patio furniture. These rugs are made from 100% recycled plastic and are UV protected, and fade proof. These rugs are handcrafted by local artisans in Thailand and come in beautiful patterns with vivid colors! They are very easy to maintain and will provide some protection to any deck surface from unwanted leaves and other things falling from trees.

Find these high-quality rugs here:  Our Website

Desert Steel Pumpkin Luminary

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Give your patio an update with this class fall icon, the pumpkin.

The Steel Pumpkin Luminary will light up autumn evenings for years to come. This versatile piece is maintenance free and rust resistant. The striking two-toned powder coat appears to glow from within when lit with a candle or light. Celebrate Fall with one of nature’s most iconic figures on your patio, path or as a centerpiece.

Additional Features:

  • Guaranteed Not To Rust
  • Uniquely handcrafted, maintenance free design requires no care or upkeep
  • Powder coated inside and out of pumpkin is durable and weather-resistant
  • Durable galvanized steel structure is guaranteed not to corrode

These gorgeous pumpkins have sold out the last 2 years in a row. Order your Desert Steel Pumpkin Luminary now, in orange or white, tall or squatty.

Terrace Collection Club ChairsTerrace Collection Club Chairs from All Backyard Fun

 

These high quality wicker club chairs is part of our Terrace Collection from All Backyard Fun. They are made from a polyresin synthetic wicker that resists UV rays and is mildew proof. All chairs feature premium Sunbrella fabric and all the color options you could want. Seriously, can go match just about any color and nearly every pattern. The chairs pictured are in Dupioni Latte and are around an Oriflamme fire table (more on that table below).

You can buy these chairs here:  Our Website

Terraflame Georgian Lanterns

Terraflame Georgian Lantern from All Backyard Fun

The Terraflame Georgian Lanterns are a smaller item, but create a powerful impact upon any space with their beautifully designed powder-coated aluminum exterior. These lanterns are great on any table or elevated setting and help create a warm environment in any setting. The lanterns feature a beautiful design that will quickly become a conversation piece and people love the ease of use that the SunJel canisters bring too.

You can buy these lanterns here:  Our Website

 Hammered Copper Fire Table from OriflammeHammered Copper Fire Table

Now THIS is how you relax in the cooler months! An Oriflamme fire table shown here in the 42″ Hammered Copper design is absolutely gorgeous and features real 18 gauge hand-hammered copper! These fire tables put out up to 75,000 BTUs on propane and that is more than enough to keep your warm on those crisp fall nights. If you look closely at the photo, they even have a hidden bottle opener! Additional information about these wonderful tables is available at the link below, but take it from us there is no better way to improve a patio or deck than an Oriflamme Hammered Copper fire table. 

Go here for more information and buying options: Our Website

Fire Glass and Fire Beads

sangria luster firebead fire glass_-3Say you’re are crafty or DIY and decided to build your own fire pit like many others have lately and want to improve upon your original design or just add a new flare (pun intended). Sangria Luster fire beads are beautiful glass beads that improve the look of a fireplace or fire pit with their vibrant maroon color. These fire beads are 1/2″ in diameter and can be purchased in 10 lb. or 25 lb. bags and can be shipped out many times same day as your order!

You can buy these here:  All Backyard Fun  |  Amazon

 

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!

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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.

Time for Family this Holiday

The 9-piece Barbados wicker dining set is elegant, and large enough for any family.

The 9-piece Barbados wicker dining set is elegant, and large enough for any family.

 

The Barbados Wicker Square Dining 5 Piece Set is luxury, modern dining set that will last for years and match all of your outdoor patio furniture. This Ebony colored resin wicker finish is hand woven over heavy duty commercial grade, rust proof powder coated aluminum frames. Seat Cushions and Glass Top included!

The Barbados Wicker Square Dining 5 Piece Set is luxury, modern dining set that will last for years and match all of your outdoor patio furniture. 

The Barbados Wicker Square Dining 5 Piece Set is luxury, modern dining set that will last for years and match all of your outdoor patio furniture. This Ebony colored resin wicker finish is hand woven over heavy duty commercial grade, rust proof powder coated aluminum frames. Seat Cushions and Glass Top included!

The holiday season is here- it’s the Friday before the madness starts and if you are like me then you are already in holiday mode. Even the drive to work had little to no traffic, and my email was clogged with automatic vacation responses! It’s time to wrap up you holiday shopping, dust off that light up Christmas tree sweater, and ring in the season with cheer!

Looking over the list you realize that you forgot the perfect gift for your family- each year your present the family with a wonderful end of the year celebratory gift. The pool was the gift of years past, and now it’s time to add to your luxury outdoor living space. This year give the gift of family by providing a space for all to gather night after night in summer of 2014! Bring the fun and unique style of Barbados to your backyard retreat with the Barbados Dinning Set . This beautiful set is available in a 9 or 5 piece set, able to accommodate any size family.  The set is beautiful, rust resistant, and come with cushions in a variety of color.

Get ready for summer 2014, give the gift of time spent with your family for the warm summer months are really are not too far into the future. Happy Holiday from All Backyard Fun!

Loving Colorado’s Sunny Solstice Week!

Starting back to work on Monday is always difficult, especially when you have a beautiful outdoor living space to spend all weekend! Usually, I like to entertain around my hammered copper fire table , the fire table keeps you so warm even on chilly December nights!   To me, it’s never too early to think about how to improve my backyard for next year, and already I found these great wicker planter boxes . Hope your December is as warm and sunny as it is today in Colorado!

Backyard fire tables for barbecue party food

Are you fond of barbecued food? Why don’t you plan a barbecue to make the most of your Holiday time? Look out for portable and fixed backyard fire tables to prepare scrumptious cuisines that leave a lasting taste on your tongue.

Just like the traditional fireplaces, these modern fire pits can help you easily combat the chilly breeze while sitting in your patio. You can play games, dance along the tunes of music, chit chat with your loved ones and enjoy the much desired privacy with your beloved; fire tables enliven their surroundings. And to further add to the fun, you can munch on freshly roasted goodies along with your glass of wine.

You can decorate your fire table with fancy  accessories for the perfect party mood. You may even use beautiful lighting effects to make your patio look more attractive. Reds, yellows, greens, etc. you can put colored lighting strips on your plants and trees to make your garden get the right party atmosphere.

Whether you buy wooden or gas fire pits, we have a large variety available that you can choose from. So don’t wait, just use your laptop and start ordering the perfect outdoor table for your home.