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5 Benefits of Marine Grade Polymer for Patio Furniture

By Jeff on Mon - Jan 14, 2019

Marine grade polymer or (MGP), made of High Density Polyethylene is one of the best options for patio furniture because it’s a durable material that’s 100% recyclable and made in the USA. Since many patio furniture shoppers are looking to invest in a high quality patio furniture set, we wanted to give you a quick guide to the 10 benefits of marine grade polymer furniture.

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Types of Hammocks

By Jeff on Mon - Jan 14, 2019

If there is one furniture item that we all love the most, the hammock has to rate very close to the top, if not number one on the list. Just the thought of swinging in the breeze suspended between two trees in your backyard, while you read a book or take a nape is reminiscent of those laid back summer vacations when we were in school and had time to spend hours relaxing on the hammock. So for those of you looking to replicate that feeling by buying a hammock, we bring you a list of all the types of hammocks available, this way it’s easy to decide which one is best for you.

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How To Winterize Your Patio Furniture

By Jeff on Mon - Jan 14, 2019

Winter is here! And even though Florida doesn’t get a lot of cold days, for the folks who live in states with really cold temperatures its important to “winterize” your patio furniture to protect it from hail, snow, cold weather, high winds etc. Here are 3 easy steps to take in order to winterize your furniture for the cold months ahead.

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Ottoman Ergonomics- Good For Your Back

By Jeff on Fri - Dec 21, 2018

Most of us spend the majority of our days sitting down, wether it’s in front of a computer, a desk, a table, or on a sofa. Due to this statistic, the field of ergonomics has blended design with utility to support our human bodies in a way that is healthy. Think of the ergonomic office chair, designed to support lumbar and spinal areas in an employee that works all day sitting down, or the driver’s seat designed to protect your neck in case of an accident. However, when it comes to the furniture ergonomics inside our homes, we forget to implement and opt for sofas and chairs that lack spinal support or worse yet, that encourage slouching.

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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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