Sunniland Patio Articles

Natural Wicker vs Synthetic Wicker vs Rattan

By Jeff on Tue - Dec 4, 2018

In the arena of wicker weave furniture, it’s very easy to confuse natural wicker, with synthetic resin wicker with rattan. Because these terms tend to be used interchangeably many of times (specially wicker and rattan), it’s difficult to know what’s what. To clear up the confusion, let’s take a look at what each of these terms means:

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How To Decorate Your Patio Area With A Rug

By Jeff on Tue - Dec 4, 2018

An outdoor rug can be the focal point of your patio set, the item that brings it all together. As such item, it takes a certain finesse and care to pick the right patio rug to go with your furniture. There are a few things to consider when choosing a patio rug: the material, the size, the shape and the pattern. Let’s take a look at each of these…

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Why We Love Sunbrella Fabrics

By Jeff on Tue - Dec 4, 2018

Sunbrella fabrics have been reviewed by experts as the best outdoor cushion fabric. It is used in outdoor furniture, indoor furniture, boat covers, and convertible automobile tops. It’s highly durable, resistant to fading and water plus extremely easy to wash- low maintenance and mold/mildew resistant.

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How to Distinguish Quality Wicker Furniture

By Jeff on Tue - Dec 4, 2018

When it comes to purchasing wicker furniture it may be tricky to tell better quality wicker apart from low quality. Wicker patio sets can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, so how can you tell a good wicker set from a bad one? We’re going to demystify this subject for you, so that you can distinguish quality wicker right in the spot.

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Eco-Friendly Patio Furniture

By Jeff on Wed - Nov 7, 2018

All inhabitants of planet earth affect the environment they live in by varying degrees. Humans in particular have perhaps the most profound impact, since we’ve established our way of living all across the globe. Thanks to the Global Footprint Network we can use the Ecological Footprint Calculator to determine the size of your footprint- or impact you have in your environment. The result reads something like this “If everyone lived like you, you would need X number of earths”, we were surprised to find that the average American’s footprint is “5 earths”, yikes! We really have a lot of work to do there!

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5 Ideas for Enhancing your Autumn Outdoor Dining Experience

By Jeff on Wed - Nov 7, 2018

Autumn is one of the most romantic seasons of the year, with the leaves changing colors, the cooler weather coming in and the spirit of the holidays around the corner- it’s quite a unique season. For patio furniture and staycation lovers, dining outside can be lovely way to enjoy the season. Especially in South Florida as the cooler weather begins, and the mosquitoes retreat, autumn is one of the best seasons to enjoy dining outside. Here are 5 ideas for enhancing your outdoor dining experience this fall!

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Top 5 Must Have Poolside Furniture For A True Staycation

By Jeff on Wed - Oct 31, 2018

When it comes to Florida, summer is almost a year round phenomenon, and this means that keeping the right poolside furniture is crucial. Whether you’re looking for the perfect tan or a spot to dry over, we’ve curated the top 5 poolside furnishings to lounge on this summer!

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4 Easy Breezy Patio DIYs Decorations to Celebrate Fall

By Jeff on Mon - Oct 29, 2018

With summer season over, and most of the year gone, we’ve come into our favorite season: Fall. Filled with pumpkin spice lattes, turkey and mash-potatoes dinners, costume parties, and super sales at your local stores it’s hard not to love Fall. Particularly down in South Florida, we’re grateful for Fall because it means hurricane season is over (sigh!), and the excruciating heat is giving way towards a fresh 75 degree backyard relaxation weather. So, to celebrate this, we’ve picked the most creative and simple do it yourself projects to decorate your patio for fall.

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How to Child Proof your Backyard

By Jeff on Wed - Oct 3, 2018

As a parent, one of the most important things to consider when building your patio is child safety. We love our children even when they draw on the walls, jump on the furniture, or get close to the pool to get a toy that fell in, and as a result we should strive to create the safest backyard where they can comfortably play in, and you can have peace of mind.

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Should You Buy Low-End Big Box Retailer Patio Furniture or High End Quality Patio Furniture?

By Jeff on Fri - Sep 28, 2018

When homeowners are deciding what kind of patio furniture to buy, there are two clear options: buy inexpensive furniture at Target and Costco, or opt for quality and style furniture at your local patio store. This is the dilemma on most customer’s minds when they do price shopping “Do I save on low-quality patio furniture, or invest on high- quality patio furniture?” It’s such a hot topic that there’s a thread on this subject hosted on the famous website Houzz (LINK), that spans 13 years! And people are still commenting with their experiences. So we decided to rank the furniture types and give you the details on where to shop, prices, customization, materials, replacement parts, and warranties. 

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Top 5 Patio Furniture Brands

By Jeff on Tue - Sep 25, 2018

When it’s time to shop for patio furniture at our local patio furniture store we may become overwhelmed by the varied offerings from distinct brands. Each store may stock a variety of designs from one brand or many, so it can get tricky to identify the best brands to shop from. This is why we’ve written this short guide outlining our opinion for the top 5 brands for patio furniture, that way you are prepared when you go shopping.

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A Guide To Patio Furniture Materials

By Jeff on Mon - Sep 24, 2018

When it comes to patio furniture, there’s many materials to choose from depending on what type of style and function you seek to create in your backyard. We’ve created this short guide on furniture materials to give you an idea of what type of materials to shop for.

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