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4 reasons why

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.

Barbados 9 piece set from AllBackyardFun.com

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.

Recycle Christmas Tree

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.
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 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

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!

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Unique Patio and Backyard Ideas

One of the most common requests we get at All Backyard Fun is, “how can make my patio/backyard look unique?”. There are a variety of ways that can transform you backyard into a inviting place with lots of personality, which are the best backyards I feel. We have a variety of unique and artisan products that will add personality your backyard or patio and we want to highlight a few of those here.

Desert Steel Blue Agave Torch

_DSC5036-EditDesert Steel makes all of their sculptures from galvanized, weathered or powder coated steel and is made to be outside in the elements. Their website says that they can handle virtually any environment too. These durable products are built to last, look beautiful, and definitely add to the personality of a backyard. If you have a southwest themed house/backyard, you’ll want to check these Blue Agave Torches out and have it be the next conversation piece at your next gathering.

Find it on our Amazon storefront 

Sangria Luster Fire Beads

sangria luster firebead fire glass_-3If you have an outdoor fire place or just want to add some color to vases, you have to check out our line of Sangria Luster fire beads. These 1/2″ beads are almost disc shaped and add a very vibrant maroon color to any environment. Use them in the bottom of flower vases or in an outdoor fireplace or fire bowl. You can find these fire beads here on our Amazon storefront. 

 All Backyard Fun Elements 42″ Torch

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The new Elements 42″ Torch (furthest right) is a brand new product that we are offering and now is your chance to get this beautiful and unique torch for your patio or backyard. These torches have a beautiful natural rust finish and feature smokeless & odorless Sunjel fuel canisters for fuel. You’ll love the reaction you’ll get with one or two of these lining your deck or walk way! Order through our Amazon storefront today. 

Small Backyard- What is one to do?

So you moved into your dream house and realize that even though the indoor space is all you’ve ever wanted – the same cannot be said for your small backyard.  There’s a common misconception that the quality of a backyard can be measured purely by its square footage.  We, however, already know that the best things come in small packages – and your backyard is no exception to that rule.  The key is taking advantage of the space you do have, and knowing what to add to make the most of it.  Here are 4 easy things to add to your small backyard that are sure to bring big fun.

1) Outdoor Ottomans.  If your space is too small to accommodate traditional lawn chairs or a dining table & chair set, consider investing in 2-4 square all-weather ottomans.  The open design of these cubed-shaped seats encourages easy sharing, allowing even the smallest of spaces to fit all of your close friends and family.  Ottomans can be easily stacked out of the way when not being used, giving you the flexibility to use your small space for a variety of activities.  Many ottomans also come with removable tops, turning their hollow centers into ample storage space for garden tools or any of your outdoor items.

2) Outdoor speakers:  These days you don’t need turntables to play the party disk jockey – all you need is an iPod and some wireless speakers.  There are many affordable options for outdoor speakers, and with a small space you’ll be in top shape with just one or two.  Wireless outdoor speakers can be installed directly onto the side of your home, freeing up your already limited floor space.  Looking for an added bonus?  Attaching speakers to the side of your home ensures that these electronic devices are safely out of the way of spilled drinks and accidental kicks.

3) Gas Fire Pit Table:  While you might spend more time in your backyard than any room inside your house during the warm months, it’s “see you next spring” for most with the first gush of cool fall air.  Extend your backyard season by adding a Gas Fire Pit Table.  These tables don’t just add a unique and unexpected design element to your backyard; they provide a safe, clean, and effective way of keeping you and your loved ones cozy with their unique blue flames.  They don’t produce any ashes, embers or soot so there’s virtually no cleanup!  Certain brands also give you the option of using propane or natural gas.

4) Bistro Table: Bistro tables are a great compromise when there’s no room for a full dining table, but you’d still like to enjoy a sit down meal from time to time in your backyard.  These small bar-height tables provide just enough space for two full place settings, and generally come standard with two bar stools.  For larger parties store the stools out of the way and use your bistro table as a buffet for your hors d’oeuvres or bar area for cocktails and mixers. Bistro tables are generally light weight and can also be easily moved (along with the chairs) if the occasion calls for it.  If you decide to keep your table out at all times, the tall design also allows for easy storage underneath.

With the right pieces it’s easy to turn your small backyard into a magical oasis, whether you live in the country or have a small city yard.  These four unique additions will bring comfort, character and function to your space.  Make lasting memories with your friends and family – and not to mention a lasting impression on your neighbors – by adding these fun pieces to your backyard.