OW Lee Fire Pit Buying Guide (Infographic)

Posted by Doug Sanicola on Tue, Aug 02, 2016 @ 10:19 AM

I'm sure you'll agree with me when I say:

Fire is not just warm and comforting, it's completely mesmerizing...

Which is why the world's most inviting, relaxing outdoor spaces use fire and fire accessories to create more comfort and beauty.

One of our favorite ways to use fire in our clients' backyards is to use fire is OW Lee's fantastic line of gas fire pits. 

So we teamed up with our friend's at Patiolo to create this helpful fire pit buying guide infographic which will show you all of OW Lee's fire pit shapes, heights, styles, colors and more so you can find the perfect match.

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How-To Get Your Backyard Ready For Fall

Posted by Thomas Kay on Fri, Oct 16, 2015 @ 10:49 AM

A big thank you to Angela Ballachino for this guest post!

Doesn't it feel like it was just yesterday that you were firing up the grill for a 4th of July barbeque and enjoying the summer sun?

Well, as much as we all wish the summer was still here, the cooler temps, changing leaves and pumpkin craze has made its annual return!

As we embrace everything that the fall has to offer, it's time to take advantage of autumn's mild days to prep our backyards for the colder months ahead.

Check out these tips and tricks to ensure that your backyard is prepared to take on the season in full stride.

Clean the Gutters

While you want to get your backyard ready, you have to remember that your gutters could play a role in how well your yard handles water from the seasonal rains.

It's important to grab a ladder and clean out the gutter because there could be plenty of debris blocking the track.

Things like leaves, birds' nests and other things will need to be removed for optimal flow.

Also, be sure to check the roof for missing shingles or damage and repair it as necessary.

Mulch

Head to the local home improvement store and pick up a few bags of mulch.

You'll need to re-mulch around trees, shrubbery and other plants to help them survive the cooler temps ahead.

Plus, the mulch will keep them hydrated if you live in an area that doesn't get a lot of rain fall. 

Grass Care

Break out the lawn mower one more time so your lawn is trimmed and at a respectable height before it's too late to cut it again.

Sometimes homeowners tend to forget that the grass will be tough to evenly cut if there's a fair amount of dew on the lawn so be sure to have it complete before conditions get too chilly and wet.

Patio & Deck Care

Now that the summer is over, you've probably used your patio quite often which means it's in need of some TLC from its frequent use.

This is where you'll need to give it a good and thorough cleaning!

To start, grab a broom and sweep off any debris that may be nestled in corners and in-between floorboards.

Once you've cleared the surface (don't forget to remove patio furniture), give it a good and deep clean with a pressure washer or a garden hose and brush.

However, be cautious when using a pressure washer as you do not want to cause any damage to the surface. 

After the surface is clean, you'll want to seal or stain the patio after it is completely dry.

 

As a general rule of thumb for wooden patios, if the water soaks into the deck, it'll need to be sealed, but if it beads up, you can forego this type of prep. But, if the summer sun has caused the deck to fade, you may want to re-stain it to give it a boost in color.

At any rate, it's important to have the surface sealed because it'll prevent water from soaking into the wood.

If water soaks into it, it'll cause it to deteriorate and jeopardize the structure. Find a sealer at the home improvement store and grab all the supplies you'll need to do the job, it'll typically require a paint brush or roll and it's an easy application process.

Furniture Care

Just like the patio, you'll want to prep your outdoor furniture for the change in weather by taking care of it now.

Care for the furniture by cleaning its surface with a mild cleanser or follow the instructions listed by the manufacturer.

If applicable, repair spots of rust because they tend to get worse over time if they are subjected to unfavorable conditions and you won't like shelling out loads of cash new furniture in the spring.

Also, re-paint any surface if it was faded by the sun. When it comes to furniture cushions, clean stains and if possible, throw the covers into the washing machine. 

Consider storing the furniture indoors in a shed or garage if you have the space available, but if not, you may be able to use custom patio furniture covers that'll keep them protected.

 

Additionally, if you plan to use your grill during the fall, the Today Show recommends cleaning your grill with a light lubricating oil to condition the exterior and maintain proper function of the moving parts. 

Conclusion

Now that you've got the tips you need to prepare your backyard, you can now sit back, relax and wait for the warmer weather to return! 

 

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25 Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas To Transform Your Backyard

Posted by Thomas Kay on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 03:24 PM

 

Need a fresh idea to make a noticeable difference in the backyard?

This list of 25 Patio Decorating Tips will cover a variety of simple projects that will both attract attention & serve a useful purpose in any outdoor space.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas

We will explore some of the most popular outdoor trends & professional exterior design tips including:

-  Outdoor Arrangement Ideas

-  Creative Patio Lighting

-  Landscaping & Gardening Tips

-  Outdoor Entertaining Advice

-  And Much More

Related: Patio Decorating Ideas: 120 Best Awe-Inspiring Design Tips

 


 

Tip  # 1 :  Create Spot To Gather

Perhaps the best place to get started is by creating a space in the backyard with plenty of space for family & friends to sit & gather around.

This can be anything from a fire pit, a shady tree, fountain or sculpture, a favorite piece of artwork; whatever your favorite part of your backyard, arrange seating to attract attention & make a welcoming hangout spot.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Create A Spot To Gather

 

Tip # 2 :  Use Trees To Provide Light

Trees are rarely put to any use at night mainly because there is never enough light around them to attract attention.

From Christmas lights to candles, there are plenty of creative ways to make your trees a little brighter.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Use Trees To Provide Light 

 

Tip # 3 :  Patterns Help Everything Match 

No matter what furniture style or material you are using, one simple pattern (top right) can help everything come together.

If you have all the same material furniture (bottom), use similar colors & designs instead of identical ones to add some necessary variety.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Patterns Help Everything Match 

 

Tip # 4 :  Heaters Are Both Warm & Inviting

Chilly weather should not stop you from enjoying the beauty of your backyard.

Outdoor heaters are an easy addition & can help motivate guests to take that first step outside when weather can be questionable.

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Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Heaters Are Warm & Inviting  

 

Tip # 5 :  Design A Creative Space For Games 

Creating a dedicated spot in the backyard for your favorite game is sure to attract attention.

Organize a family DIY project to create the new, favorite place in the backyard.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Design A Creative Space For Games

 

Tip # 6 :  Ice Chest's Keep Drinks Cool & Inviting

Another creative DIY project to work on is making an ice chest for the warm months.

Whether there is alcohol or not, an outdoor ice chest is sure to grab a lot of attention; alcohol can usually help though.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: An Ice Chest Keeps Drinks Cool & Inviting

 

Tip # 7 :  A Mirror Can Make A Difference

Mirrors are an easy addition that can make a substantial & immediate impact to an outdoor space.

Big or small, use mirrors to expand any area & it is easy to find a design to match your style.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: A Mirror Can Make A Difference

 


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Tip # 8 :  Incorporate The Water Element

Adding the water element, such as a fountain or pond, is not the easiest of these backyard projects; but it does make the biggest splash.

Fountains can be used to be the center of attention or provide the perfect accent to your favorite outdoor spot.

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Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Incorporate The Water Element

 

Tip # 9 :  Grab A Lot Of Shade With A Giant Umbrella

Jumbo sized umbrellas are the best way to cover a large area of the patio; not to mention they are quite eye catching as well.

Normal umbrellas won't be able to protect larger furniture arrangements like a deep seating sectional or a trio of chaise lounges.

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Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Grab A Lot Of Shade With A Giant Umbrella

 

Tip # 10 :  Find Artwork To Accent The Look & Style

Hanging artwork & sculptures brings a distinctive look, while adding more life to the theme you are going for.

Consider using a cultural piece to make it your patio feel more like of a part of you.

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Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Find Artwork To Accent The Look & Style

 

Tip # 11 :  Use String Lights For Easy & Elegant Lighting

String lights are perfect for outdoor lighting because they are small enough to be difficult to see during the day & there are so many bulbs to spread the light out easily at night.

The best part about them is their versatility & variety; you will be surprised how easy it is to find a set to match any area of patio.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Use String Lights For Easy & Elegant Lighting

 

Tip # 12 :  Find A Place To Swing From

An outdoor swing can be one of the most enticing areas of the backyard.

They serve as a perfect oasis to escape by yourself; or perhaps enjoy your day outside swinging with someone special.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Find A Place To Swing From

 

Tip # 13 :  Large Rocks Are Easy To Add & Maintain

If you are looking for a little to no maintenance outdoor project, consider incorporating large rocks into your landscape.

Aside from putting them in, there is no work needed to keep these up; so they can keep on absorbing attention year after year.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Large Rocks Are Easy To Add & Maintain

 

Tip # 14 :  Incorporate The Fire Element

The only thing more attractive then water is fire; using fire anywhere in an outdoor space is sure to get some wow's.

Most fire pits use propane tanks, making them more portable & versatile than ever before.

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Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Incorporate The Fire Element

 

 


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Tip # 15 :  Archways Provide Nice Transitions

One of the most inviting outdoor pieces to use is an archway.

Archways are best used to set a transition from one outdoor area to another.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Archways Provide Nice Transitions

 

Tip # 16 :  Fill Wall Space & Attract Birds With A Bird House

Empty wall space is not necessarily a bad thing, but for some it might seem too vacant; if so consider inviting some graceful guests to spend time there.

One of the best ways to use wall is by making a home for local birds to spend their days, also creating a wonderful sight that can be enjoyed on a daily basis.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Fill Wall Space & Attract Birds With A Bird House

 

Tip # 17 :  Inconspicuous Bluetooth Speakers Are Convenient & Decorative

Music is a big part of outdoor entertaining, but hooking up just any old set of speakers outside is not usually an attractive looking sight.

There are a variety of outdoor Bluetooth speakers that make listening outside easy on the effort & on the eyes.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Inconspicuous Bluetooth Speakers Are Convenient & Decorative

 

Tip # 18 :  Dining Areas Should Have The Best View

If you enjoy eating outside then consider setting up the dining table to look upon the best view in the entire backyard.

Doesn't matter if that view is overlooking something as grand as an ocean, or something as small as a garden; just make sure it is your favorite place to spend time & make memories.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Dining Areas Should Have The Best View

 

Tip # 19 :  Hang Up A Hammock

Hanging a hammock is one of the simplest ways to add a new & personal area to the patio.

There used to be only one basic style but now you can find hammocks in more creative ways than you could imagine.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Hang Up A Hammock

 

Tip # 20 :  Repel Bugs With Citronella candles & Torches

Using candles & torches are usually pretty common to see in outdoor spaces; however most are not burning citronella.

Citronella will repel unwanted mosquito's & other bugs away while at the same time providing the gorgeous flame to set the mood.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Repel Bugs With Citronella Candels & Troches

 

Tip # 21 :  Create A Focal Point Of The Backyard

Every outdoor space should at least have one piece to act as a focal point that leaves a lasting impression & sets it apart from the rest.

This can be something as inspiring as a waterfall or a fire; this can also be something as basic as an unique piece of artwork or a small garden.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Create A Focal Point Of The Backyard

 

Tip # 22 :  The Cocktail Cart Is Always A Happy Sight

Cocktails are a large part of outdoor entertaining; cocktail carts & stands make preparing & mixing drinks outside easy to enjoy.

The carts add a nice portability to move & enjoy anywhere around the patio, but a stand can act a permanent attention magnet.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: The Cocktail Cart Is Always A Happy Sight

 

Tip # 23 :  Make A Place To Sit Under The Tree

The biggest shame of having a large, shady tree is not setting up a place to sit & relax underneath.

There are lots of creative ways to make a seating area perfect under your tree; could be a drinking hangout, a secluded reading spot, or a place to spend romantic nights.

 

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Make A Place To Sit Under The Tree

 

Tip # 24 :  Drapes & Curtains Are A Pretty Way To Block The Sun

Perhaps one of the most elegant patio design tips on the list, use curtains or drapes to add that special touch.

This unique look can completely transform the look & feel of an outdoor space.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Drapes & Curtains Are A Pretty Way To Block The Sun

 

Tip # 25 :  Living Walls Are Always Unique

Living walls have come back with a bang & are sprouting up all over social media.

Explore online for some inspiration or come up with a unique arrangement of your own.

Patio Decorating Tips & Design Ideas: Living Walls Are Always Unique

 



 

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6 Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

Posted by Thomas Kay on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 11:14 AM

 

 

These days it is getting harder and harder to argue that cooking inside gives you an advantage over cooking outside. With the fresh air, warm sun inviting and convenient outdoor kitchen features, cooking or entertaining outside has never been more fun.

The real debate is over the appliances and tools used to get the most out of your outdoor cooking experience.

6 Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

What is the one item or appliance in your outdoor kitchen you could not live with out?

We have put together this list of 6 Outdoor Kitchen Essentials, to show exactly which appliances and products we can't cook without.

From this list you will learn:

- The 6 "must-have's" for the crafting the perfect outdoor kitchen.

- Premium products from the most premier brands in outdoor cooking.

- 20+ outdoor kitchen photos of these amazing products in action.

If that all sounds good to you, let's get cooking! 




 

1) Fire Magic | Outdoor Refridgerator 

Outdoor Refrigerator Fire Magic | Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

2) Big Green Egg | Charcoal Grill

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Charcoal Grill Big Green Egg | Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

3) Alfresco | Pot Filler

Alfresco Pot Filler | Outdoor Kitchen Essentials

4) Fornetto Pizza Oven | Wood Grill

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5) Twin Eagles | Warming Trays

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6) Viking | Beer Tap

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12 Patio Design Ideas

Posted by Thomas Kay on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:01 PM

 

12 Patio Design Ideas

Featuring 12 outdoor patio design ideas you can apply to your own outdoor living areas. You will learn about top quality outdoor living products such as, high end outdoor furniture, outdoor kitchen designs, outdoor shade, garden statuary, fountains, fire chat pits & fireplaces designs. 

12 Patio Design Ideas

 

  

High End Outdoor Furniture

When we say "high end" outdoor furniture it does not automatically mean it will have a absurd price tag. High end outdoor furniture simply means that it is not going to fall apart or break in 2 to 3 years. Today high end outdoor furniture can be expected to last just as long as indoor casual living furniture, due to the quality materials used and technological advances in the outdoor furniture industry.  

High end outdoor furniture

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High End Outdoor Furniture For A Small Area

Not much outdoor space to work with? There are countless types & styles of luxury outdoor furniture collections made for small outdoor areas. Just because you don't have a huge outdoor living area doesn't mean you can't enjoy the outdoors! 

Outdoor Patio Furniture

 

High End Outdoor Furniture For Dining 

Take your next dinner party outside! Outdoor dining furniture gives you a comfortable and convenient outdoor enviroment to enjoy when entertaining friends & family. 

Outdoor Patio Furniture

 

High End Outdoor Furniture For Lounging

Never fight for a lounge chair in the sun again! Relax in your favorite outdoor area like your at your own private 5 star resort.

Outdoor Patio Furniture

  

High End Outdoor Furniture For Entertaining

Are you someone who loves to open up your home and host the annual neighborhood party or family reunion? With the constant use the furniture is sure to get, make sure it is "high end" quality outdoor furniture. 

Outdoor Patio Furniture

 

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Outdoor Shade

Creating a shaded area in an outdoor living area is essential to the comfort of anyone using it for extended periods of time. Modern day shade products are built with light weight strong metals & colorful fabrics made to stand up against even the harshest weather. Don't let the heat keep you from enjoying the great outdoors!

Outdoor Shade & Umbrellas

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Umbrellas

Outdoor umbrellas come in a range of sizes, colors & styles to match your outdoor furniture theme or fabric pattern. High end outdoor umbrellas are made of durable metals that hold steady through powerful wind bursts, but are light weight enough to be moved to around your patio. 

Outdoor Shade & Umbrellas

 

Awnings & Cabanas

Plan ahead to beat the heat! Make your outdoor patio more enjoyable with a quality patio shade awning or cabana! Just like a 5 star resort, cabanas create a private & comfortably shaded outdoor room while an awning will enable you to shade large outdoor areas. 

Outdoor Awning & Outdoor Cabana

 

 

Outdoor Fire Pit & Fireplace

It's no coincidence people always seem to naturally gather around the fire pit at backyard parties or events. In fact, humans have been sitting and socializing next to the fire for thousands of years. Thanks to a few advances in technology, today gas fire pits give you a blazing hot fire without making your clothes stink like a campfire

Outdoor Fire Pit & Fireplace

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Fire Chat Pit

Enjoy your outdoor patio during the all year long, even on the coldest months of the year with a fire chat pit. It even looks great even when you are not using it!

Outdoor Fire Pit & Fireplace Designs

 

Outdoor Fireplace

The very presence of a fireplace elevates the mood of an outdoor room. It becomes the focal point of your outdoor area and influences every decorating decision around it. A premium quality fireplace is like a frame around a masterwork of art. 

Outdoor Fireplace Designs

 

 

Outdoor Kitchen Designs

Outdoor kitchen designs are becoming more and more popular in new housing plans simply because people love them. Why? Cooking outside is just better! Having an outdoor kitchen gives you an extension from your home's living area or kitchen to cook and entertain guests.

Outdoor Kitchen Designs

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BBQ Grills

The center piece of your outdoor kitchen design, BBQ Grills are made with a variety of different performance levels and unique features. Before you choose the center piece of your ideal outdoor kitchen, make sure it fits your outdoor cooking style.

Outdoor Kitchen Designs

 

Grill Accessories & Counter Space

Customize your outdoor kitchen to fit how you like to cook outdoors. With grill accessories like, an outdoor refrigerator, stove counter top, cocktail making station, storage space to put cooking tools & many other outdoor kitchen accessories to make outdoor cooking more convenient. But don't get carried away with accessories and forget to leave yourself a little bit of counter space to set trays or dishes of food down.

Outdoor Kitchen Designs

 

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Garden Fountains & Statuary

Bring your garden to life with the soothing sound of water from an elegant fountain that provides a comforting backdrop for your patio or yard. Add statuary or metal art to decorate your garden with your own personal style or theme.

Garden Fountains & Statuary

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Fountains

Bring the peaceful sound of water running by your favorite outdoor area. Garden fountains are created in hundreds of sizes and shapes to fit even the smallest outdoor spaces. 

Outdoor Garden Fountains & Statuary

 

Statuary

Add a classic & elegant style to any corner of your garden or home. Garden statuary includes religious statues, planters, birdbaths, tables and decorative concrete benches designed from the industry’s leading manufacturers like Brandelli Arts, Fiore Stone, and many more.

Garden Statuary & Garden Pots

 

 

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50 Luxury Patio Furniture Collections

Posted by Thomas Kay on Sat, Mar 14, 2015 @ 02:16 PM
 
 

Temperatures are warming up and so is outdoor living. Now is the time you'll want to start spending more time enjoying the beautiful weather. Todays outdoor furniture collections combine modern style with long lasting comfort that rival many name brand indoor furniture sets.

As you flip through the next 50 Luxury Patio Furniture collections, you will find elegant lounge, dining and entertainment outdoor furniture sets designed for the residential or business space. We hope you find ideas and inspiration to create your dream outdoor living area. 

 

 

Patio Furniture Collections by Brown Jordan

Brown Jordan Patio Furniture

Coast by Brown Jordan

 

Brown Jordan Patio Furniture

Quantum Parabolic by Brown Jordan

 

Brown Jordan Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by Brown Jordan

 

Southampton by Brown Jordan

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Patio Furniture Collections by O.W. Lee

O.W. Lee Patio Furniture

San Cristobal by O.W. Lee

 

O.W. Lee Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by O.W. Lee

 

O.W. Lee Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by O.W. Lee

 

O.W. Lee Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by O.W. Lee

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Patio Furniture Collections by Gloster

Gloster Patio Furniture

Wedge | Oyster | Nomad by Gloster

 

Gloster Patio Furniture

Havana | Casa | Cloud by Gloster

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Patio Furniture Collections by Hanamint

Hanamint Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by Hanamint

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Outdoor Furniture Collections by Century

Century Outdoor Furniture

South Beach | Andalusia by Century

 

Century Outdoor Furniture

Denpasar | Kyoto by Century

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Outdoor Furniture Collections by Tropitone

Tropitone Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by Tropitone

 

Tropitone Patio Furniture

Lounge Chairs by Tropitone

 

Tropitone Patio Furniture

Outdoor Dining Tables & Chairs by Tropitone

 

Tropitone Patio Furniture

Outdoor Bar Stools by Tropitone

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Patio Furniture Collections by Jensen Leisure

Jensen Leisure Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by Jensen Leisure

 

Jensen Leisure Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by Jensen Leisure

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Patio Furniture Collections by Summer Classics

Summer Classics Patio Furniture

Outdoor Furniture by Summer Classics

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50 Outdoor Kitchens Designs

Posted by Thomas Kay on Wed, Feb 25, 2015 @ 06:06 PM

 

 

Outdoor Kitchens are becoming more and more popular in new housing designs simply because people love them. Why? Cooking outside is just better. Having an outdoor kitchen gives you an extension from your home's living area or kitchen to cook and entertain guests

This blog features a collection of modern outdoor kitchens with different designs, features and styles that make them a part of our top 50 incredible outdoor kitchens. 

 

Outdoor Kitchen & Grill Designs

 

Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

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Twin Eagles Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

 

Twin Eagles Outdoor Kitchen

Twin Eagles Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

Twin Eagles Outdoor Kitchens

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Fire Magic Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

 

Fire Magic Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

Fire Magic Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

Fire Magic Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

Fire Magic Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

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Lynx Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

  

Lynx Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

Lynx Outdoor Kitchens & Grills  

Lynx Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

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Alfresco Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

 

Alfresco Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

Alfresco Outdoor Kitchens & Grills

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Fireplace Designs & Fireside Luxury by R.H. Peterson

Posted by Thomas Kay on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 @ 09:51 PM

 

What do you have warming your home and outdoor space? 

It is not common to see extreme cold weather in Southern California, but when temperatures reach below 70 degrees it might be time to get a fire started. So what are you going to use to warm up your guests?

Join us as we explore the hearth & home world of R.H. Peterson as well as the many different types of outdoor fire products they have to offer. Hope you enjoy.

 

Fireplace Designs & Fireside Luxury by R.H. Peterson

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R.H. Peterson offers a complete range of high-end, casual fireside products.take a look at R.H. Peterson's:

  • Fireplace logs and glass that bring a unique and distinct atmosphere to a fireplace.

  • Outdoor hearth fire pits and fire tables that can transform any backyard into a luxurious outdoor space.

  • And their gorgeous, custom outdoor fireplaces and firewalls which are so distinguished and authentic, they truly can make an outdoor space one of a kind.

 

Fireplace Logs & Glass

Wood used to be the only thing you would see burning in a fireplace, but now thanks to gas burners we don't need wood to keep the fire going.

Take a look at R.H. Peterson's line of premium gas logs, Real Fyre. Real Fyre specializes in ceramic campfire arrangements, glass and stone fireplace inserts. These inserts last for years and protect natural resources to reduce pollution.

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Premium Fireplace Logs

Real Fyre by R.H. Peterson

  • Superior refractory ceramics ensure the logs retain their strength at high temperatures.

  • Burns efficiently while protecting natural resources and reducing pollution.

  • High definition bark and natural colors for an authentic wood look.

  • Steel rods inserted in each log provides maximum reinforcement.

  • Accessories available to enhance the look of your hearth.

Real Fyre Logs

 

Contemporary Fyre Glass & Stone

Real Fyre by R.H. Peterson

  • Made of high-temperature glass designed to withstand the heat of the fire.

  • Capture and reflect the flames throughout your hearth or patio setting.

  • Glass and stone are clean alternatives to wood burning.

  • 15 vibrant colors are available.

  • Radiant heat while in operation and after set has been turned off.

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Outdoor Hearth

R.H. Peterson also has a unique line of outdoor hearth products, American Fyre Designs.

American Fyre Designs have a great range products including fire table, fire pits, and firewalls that make it easy to make your favorite spot outside a little warmer.

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Casual Fire

American Fyre Designs by R.H. Peterson

  • American Fyre fire tables are produced with high grade stone, tempered glass and reinforced steel.

  • Fire table flame is adjustable for comfort.

  • Wood, glass, gems and stones are all available as fire options.

  • Wind guards are available to protect your flame from mild wind.

  • Accessories are available to enhance the look of your firetable. 

American Fyre Designs Firetables 

 

Fire Pits & Urns

American Fyre Designs by R.H. Peterson

  • Made from a combination of fiber reinforced concrete and high temperature refractory cement.

  • Fire pit flame is adjustable for comfort.

  • Wind guards are available to protect your flame from mild wind.

  • Wood, glass, gems and stones are all available as fire setting options.

  • More accessories are available to enhance the look of your fire table. 

American Fyre Designs Firepits 

American Fyre Designs Urns

 

Custom Fireplaces

American Fyre Designs by R.H. Peterson

  • Each fireplace is built custom to fit perfectly in the perfect spot in the backyard.

  • Made from a combination glass-fiber and reinforced concrete.

  • This tough material is lightweight yet strong enough to take on the elements.

  • Wood, glass, gems and stones are all available as fire setting options.

American Fyre Designs Custom Outdoor Fireplaces

 

Custom Fire falls

American Fyre Designs by R.H. Peterson

  • Every fire fall is custom made to fit any outdoor space.

  • Flowing waterfall in the back and a glowing fire front.

  • Fireplace flame is adjustable for comfort.

  • Wood, glass, gems and stones are all available as fire setting options.

  • More accessories are available to enhance the look of your fire fall.

American Fyre Designs Custom Firewalls

 

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21 Outdoor Fire Pits

Posted by Thomas Kay on Thu, Jan 08, 2015 @ 03:00 PM

 

It's no coincidence people always seem to naturally converge around the fire pit at backyard parties. In fact, humans have been sitting and socializing next to the fire for thousands of years. Thanks to a few advances in technology, today gas fire pits give you a roaring fire without making your clothes stink like a campfire. 

This short blog features 21 outdoor spaces centered around modern outdoor fire pits. We hope you discover a fire pit that inspires you to shape your dream fire pit lounge. Enjoy!

 

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High-Tech Grilling With The Big Green Egg

Posted by Thomas Kay on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 04:08 PM

 

What has your charcoal grill done for you lately?

Put your grill to the test and see if it can still keep up with the grill tech of today.

High-Tech Grilling With The Big Green Egg

If grilling with charcoal is a passion of yours, you more than likely have come across the Big Green Egg before. This versatile grill has become a very popular grill among charcoal enthusiasts and has become a common sight at competitions.

We are going to take a look at how the Big Green Egg works, some key features that make it unique and the variety of options to make the perfect grill for your needs. Let's get cooking.

How The Egg Cooks

The Big Green Egg is manufactured from high fiber ceramics developed for the Space Shuttle program designed to reflect heat. 

High-Tech Grilling With The Big Green Egg

The draft opening at the base is used to provide oxygen and ventalation to the grill.

High-Tech Grilling With The Big Green Egg

There is a daisy wheel damper on top which is used to allow air flow control and temperature regulation. The more air flow results in a higher temperature.

Between the base and lid there is a gasket made of felt that maximizes moisture retention during long cookouts.

The Big Green Egg Grill Technology

The sealed design of the grill is what delivers such a slow burn that uses much smaller amounts of charcoal compared to a regular grill. 

 

Features & Highlights

 

Easy To Start, Easier To Finish

Starting The Big Green Egg

Because of the design of the Egg allows air flow to work like a fireplace, lighting the charcoal is simple and safe. Once the fire is lit, the grill reaches cooking temperature and is ready for use in minutes. Cleanup is easy too, rresidual heat burns away any grease build-up inside the grill, just like a self-cleaning oven. 

Top-Tier Grill Tech

The Big Green Egg Grill Tech

What makes The Big Green Egg truly a one-of-a-kind grill are the patented components that have been implemented. These state of the art ceramic technologies provide improved insulation, shock tolerance and material strength to ensure they will not crack or deteriorate over time.

Complete Temperature Control

The Big Green Egg Temperature Control

Cooking at exact temperatures is easy with precise air flow control. Using the daisy wheel damper on the lid, the Egg can maintain accuracy within a few degrees.

Unmatched Versatility

The Big Green Egg Grill Tech

The Big Green Egg can be used in a variety of different ways. You can use it as a grill to make some smoky chicken and tri-tip, or use it as an oven and bake some delicious personal pizza's for the family, or use it as a smoker and give your ribs the flavor you always thought they should have.

Safety First

Because of it's unique ceramic surface, the lid of the Big Green Egg cannot reach as high of temperatures as a metal grill. Dealing with lighter fluid can be dangerous, using an electric starter from Big Green Egg can take lighter fluid out picture completely.

 

Customized For You

The Big Green Egg is so easy and fun to customize, you never know what you will be inspired to cook. With so many choices, making your grill fit to your cooking style and needs is a must.

Big Green Egg offers countless of ways to customize your grill and outdoor kitchen. There are a variety of interesting, helpful accessories to set your grill apart. Just about the only thing you can't customize is the color.

Size Options

The Big Green Egg is available in 6 different sizes, all have the same functionality and features. Please keep in mind that some of the smaller grills may not be compatible with all of the accessory options.

The Big Green Egg Size Options

XXLarge

This is the biggest Egg of them all, the XXLarge Big Green Egg can handle the largest family reunions or company cookouts. We are talking about a grill that is more than large enough to satisfy restaurant and catering needs. You will need to find quite a large crowd to tackle all of the ribs, steaks and burgers this monster can pump out.

XLarge

The cooking area of the XLarge Big Green Egg can easily accommodate meals for large families and can efficiently prepare several meals over the coals at once.

Large

The most popular size, the Large Big Green Egg is versatile enough to handle your weekend tri-tip cook-out or pizza party. Plus it is compatible with all EGGcessories.

Medium

The Medium Big Green Egg is the perfect size for smaller families and couples, plus it can still accommodate the most popular EGGcessories.

Small

The Small Big Green Egg is an easy fit for smaller patios and balconies, this little guy can still handle four burgers or chicken breasts at a time.

Mini

The Mini Big Green Egg is the perfect solution for tailgating and picnics, not to mention it is the perfect grill companion to take on the next camping or boating trip.

 

EGGcessories

The best way to customize the Big Green Egg and make it your own is by picking up some accessories to match your cooking style and dishes you like. There are a variety of cool and handy accessories that can help with any kind of cookout.

Starters & Charcoal

The Big Green Egg Starter Accessories

The days of using lighter fluid should be far behind you at this point there are now two much safer and easier solutions to getting the fire started

Charcoal Starters - These light easily and are odorless and tasteless, with no chemical aromas or residue.

Electric Charcoal Lighter - For like ignition at the click of a finger, this handy device will have you cooking in minutes without even striking a match.

Temperature Control

The Big Green Egg Temperature Control Accessories

The Big Green Egg comes equipped with an precise thermometer to measure the temperature inside the grill. However, for an accurate reading of the food getting cooked, there are some interesting accessories to help you get the perfect cook with absolute certainty.

infrared Thermometer - Safely measures the temperature of cooking surfaces without contact for precise heat control every time.

Wireless Thermometer - Monitor anything you are cooking and the internal Egg temperature at the same time. The wireless receiver displays both temperatures simultaneously so you are in control at all times.

Big Green Egg BBQ Guru - Designed to hold the desired temperature in your Big Green Egg for hours on end. This temperature control system is so advanced it will gradually lower the cooking temperature so foods won’t overcook.

 

Stones & Cookware

The Big Green Egg Cookware Accessories

Big Green Egg has an amazing selection of cookware that make grilling up your favorite foods easy and fun. Some cookware options include cast iron grids, v-racks for ribs, poultry roasters, drip and stir-fry pans, and dutch ovens to make some amazing stews, soups or chili. Adding some of these accessories will open up tons of tasty possibilities for your grill.

Tiered Racks - If you find yourself needing to cook several different foods at once or preparing meals for a large crowd, try increasing the amount of cooking space in your Egg by using tiered racks and add two to three more levels.

Griddles - Panini's, eggs, bacon, pancakes, or sautéing vegetables, having a griddle on the grill expands the menu of delicious treats you can make with your Big Green Egg and allows more freedom to cook that would not be possible with the standard grid on it's own.   

Pizza Tools

The Big Green Egg Pizza Accessories

Baking amazing personal pizza's has been a big part of the Big Green Egg's success. There are some really fun and helpful accessories like the rolling mat for dough, baking stones for regular crust or deep dish, or a calzone press. These will get the whole family excited for pizza night.   

Pizza Peel - Available in aluminum or wood, the pizza peel provides a convenient way to handle pizza, calzones and bread while keeping your hands away from the heat. 

Rockin' Pizza Cutter - Cut down on cutting time with a pizza cutter. Simply press down and rock blade back and forth for quick and easy slices.

Slice ServerServe up your tasty creations like a real Italian chef. Extra-wide blade is perfect for easy handling so you can serve up any impatient mouths in a hurry. 

Tables & Islands

The Big Green Egg Transport Accessories

Because the Big Green Egg is so mobile, there is always a spot for one in any outdoor space. Some of these accessories can make the Egg easier to move around the backyard.

Large Nest - Equipped with wheels, the Large Nest raises the Egg to a comfortable cooking height.

Table Nest - Provides air flow beneath the Egg and are most commonly used for custom tables and outdoor kitchens.

Tables & Islands - Set up your own grill space with an table or island built for Big Green Egg grills. Islands come with drawers and cabinets to store your favorite cooking tools and accessories.

 

Why The Big Green Egg Is An Amazing Grill

 

1. Versatility

The Big Green Egg Grill Tech

It is hard to match the versatility of the Big Green Egg when it can be used as a grill, an oven and even as a smoker. There are too many ways to use this all in one charcoal grill.

2. So Many EGGcessories

The Big Green Egg EGGcessories and Accessories

Big Green Egg offers so many handy, innovative accessories that can do everything from transporting your Egg, light up your grill space, and help get the most out of the Egg.

 

3. The Countless Delicious Possibilities

Take a look at some of the amazing creations "EGGheads" have grilled up with their favorite grill.

The Big Green Egg Recipes and Creations

 

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