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Smoke-free Fireplaces

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company’s Sapphire

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company’s Sapphire

Going green has become easier to achieve for many homeowners. From recycled materials to cleaner fuels, today’s hearth-related products help consumers feel better about leaving behind a smaller carbon footprint. Ethanol and gel fireplaces are a great alternative to wood, gas or coal fireplaces. They don’t require venting and they have long burn times due to their ability to store a large supply of fuel. They also are available in a variety of fun, contemporary designs and are well suited for tight spaces in smaller homes and condos. Customers also like the fact that many of these products are portable.

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company’s Sapphire (a smaller version of the company’s popular Inspiration fireplace) is the most portable, easy-to-hang fireplace on the market today. This wall-mounted fireplace runs on clean burning gel fuel and looks stunning on any wall of a home – indoors or out.

Napoleon’s ethanol wall-mounted fireplace

Napoleon’s ethanol wall-mounted fireplace

Napoleon’s new Ethanol Fireplace Collection consists of four models – Linear, Convex, Square and Corner. The Linear, Convex and Square models feature easy to fuel, built-in linear burners that provide a luxurious flame pattern. The Corner model features three burner pots that have a large fuel capacity for an extended burn time. All models are easy to light, are environmentally friendly, are CSA approved and produce a warm, radiating heat with plenty of fire elegance.

 

Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Napoleon


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Weather-permitting Wicker

NorthCape's Regatta Collection

NorthCape’s Regatta Collection

Wicker outdoor furniture is a comfortable alternative for customers who don’t want wood or cast iron patio furniture. Wicker comes in a variety of colors and styles to fit any outdoor space. Made of synthetic materials and fade-resistant finishes, wicker collections are easy to maintain and hold up well against the elements. Versatile and sturdy, wicker furniture will bring years of enjoyment to your customers.

The Regatta collection, from NorthCape, features a low-slung profile generous scale and luxurious 15mm Driftwood thick weave. Regatta is a full line collection, which includes seating, sectional, dining and chat pieces, and offers distinctive dining pieces with alternative tops, including tough, yet beautiful Durawood tabletop options. The collection features a lightweight, yet sturdy commercial-grade aluminum frame, durable UV protected PE woven resin, and enhanced cushion upgrades including premium fill for superior bounce-back, Sunbrella® fabrics, and virtually indestructible Gore Tenara thread.

Patio Renaissance’s Monterey Crescent Sofa

Patio Renaissance’s Monterey Crescent Sofa

Patio Renaissance’s durable (and stylish) Monterey Crescent Sofa, shown in Bark finish, with cushions in Sunbrella® Mainstreet Wren fabric, and pillows in Outdura®’s Whitney Timber fabric. This grouping is accented with Patio Renaissance’s new elegant firepit, with a dark bronze base and Durban solid marble top.

 

NorthCape

Patio Renaissance


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Outdoor Kitchens That Add Value to Homes

Bartending Center from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Bartending Center from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Homeowners are looking for ways to duplicate their kitchens outdoors. Whether it’s for entertaining family or friends, a fully equipped outdoor kitchen (located near the action) makes sure that nobody feels left out. With today’s stronger housing market, many home sellers and buyers are adding outdoor kitchens to increase the value of their homes. The good news is that there’s now a wide selection of outdoor kitchen products in the marketplace, so even homeowners with small backyards and patios can find products that are suited to their space. Manufacturers have also produced fabulous accessories to ensure that outdoor entertaining is fun and easy.

If backyard entertaining starts with delicious beverages, appeal to the mixologist side of your personality and create perfect drinks with the help of a professional bartending center from Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens. These bartending stations are must-have items for enhancing gracious entertaining and are a great way to welcome guests.

Cooler Drawer from Capital

Cooler Drawer from Capital

Complete the outdoor-kitchen experience with Capital built-in grills and a variety of well-designed accessories. Choose from double side burners, access doors, accessory drawers, trash or propane drawers, and unique cooler drawers for perfect cooking results and convenient organization.

 

Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens

Capital Cooking


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Firepits for Cool Spring Nights

Heritage Gas Firepit Chat Group from Agio

Heritage Gas Firepit Chat Group from Agio

While spring is in the air for some of the country, there are still a few areas that are experiencing an unusually chilly spring. One may not be able to enjoy the nights in just shorts and a shirt, but having a firepit can help make one feel cozy within seconds. Firepits provide warmth and ambience for those who want to enjoy their outdoor space during this season transition.

Classic warmth is what your customers want year round, and the Heritage outdoor gas firepit chat group, from Agio, is the perfect blend of innovation with a classic look. With the portability factor that allows customers to move to different areas of their outdoor spaces, Heritage is the ideal collection for the discerning customer. Watch your sales and profits take off when you add Agio’s firepit chat collections to your product mix.

The Monterey fire table by California Outdoor Concepts

The Monterey fire table by California Outdoor Concepts

The Monterey fire table by California Outdoor Concepts is a dashing addition to a backyard landscape. Your first impression is of dark mahogany footings, but run your hand along the realistic basketweave of its unique design, feel the warmth of the fire, and you will instantly be transported to the winding, rugged coastline of the Monterey Peninsula. The Monterey combines aesthetic beauty with practical function. You can easily put your feet up or put down your glass, while your friends admire your style, around a lively fire.

 

Agio

California Outdoor Concepts


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Durable Cast Aluminum

Grand Terrace from Gensun Casual

Grand Terrace from Gensun Casual

For consumers who want something other than wood or wicker furniture, cast aluminum furniture can be the perfect alternative. Lightweight and easy to clean, cast aluminum pieces blend well into outdoor spaces. Many manufacturers now treat their cast aluminum furniture so they can withstand any weather situation. Cast aluminum pieces often look brand new after many years of use.

The Grand Terrace collection, from Gensun Casual, features rich detailing and superb comfort, with seating options in cushion, sling, padded sling, and woven versions. Matching dining, bar, balcony, and chat pieces, along with accessory tables, complete this elegant collection. The Grand Terrace collection enhances any outdoor room.

Wilshire from Outdoor Lifestyle

Wilshire from Outdoor Lifestyle

Wilshire, from Outdoor Lifestyle, delivers both strength that meets or exceeds ANSI/BIFMA X5.1-2002 requirements and classic style to customers searching for solid value. Offered in armchair, swivel rocker, swivel barstool, stationary barstool (with balcony height stacking up to five high), and loveseat selections, Wilshire complements formal and casual settings. Each piece comes with Outdoor Lifestyle’s 15-year limited warranty on frames and five-year limited warranty on painted finishes in residential use.

 

Gensun Casual

Outdoor Lifestyle


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Braving the Elements

Phifer Fabrics

Phifer Fabrics

Intricate patterns and bold color fabrics will turn any outdoor umbrella or chaise into an eye-catching conversation piece. But while it’s important that customers get the look they want, it’s also imperative that they get a fabric that will hold up to the elements. These tough fabrics described below not only will make outdoor spaces pop, they also will stay bright for years to come–in rain or shine.

Phifertex from Phifer is a sleek, high-performance fabric that is ideal for sling applications and can be used in awning, umbrella, pillow and new and unusual exterior fabric applications. For additional peace of mind, Phifertex fabrics are also infused with Microban® antimicrobial product protection to help prevent the growth of stain-and odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew that can damage the fabric.

Twitchell’s new dual-sided fabric

Twitchell’s new dual-sided fabric

Twitchell’s new dual-sided fabric is formulated with a clear-coated PVC over colored core yarn that is ideal for an array of shade applications. Featuring a metallic sheen and developed from Twitchell’s premier brand Textilene®, the fabric is designed to withstand many years of indoor and outdoor use.

 

Phifer

Twitchell


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The Outdoor Man Cave

The Napa Flex Fire Collection by the Outdoor GreatRoom Company

The Napa Flex Fire Collection by the Outdoor GreatRoom Company

The man cave is typically seen as a room or even the garage of the house where guys congregate over a few beers and watch ESPN. With more and more entertaining happening outside, it’s not surprising that the man cave has moved outdoors too. With such a wide array of top-notch grills, built-in refrigerators, firepits, and even outdoor televisions, guys can have everything they need out on their patios and decks.

The Napa Flex Fire Collection by the Outdoor GreatRoom Company is perfect for the man who wants to include a dramatic fire feature in his backyard. The base, burner shape, top, and finishing materials can all be customized. It’s also possible to mix and match the materials to create a personalized style. With dozens of options to choose from, the possibilities are endless.

Galaxy Outdoor

Galaxy Outdoor

Galaxy Outdoor offers everything needed to make outside entertaining an experience that your male customers will love. With a selection of over 40 different built-in stainless-steel components, they can incorporate everything they need for the ideal man cave. All cabinets, bars, and firepits are constructed of 12-gauge, #120 galvanized tubing and are welded together. No screws are used in assembly of the frames. Each section is designed to be bolted together and self-aligning for easy installation. There is a lifetime warranty on all built-in stainless-steel components and a 10-year warranty on the galvanized frame and all PermaBase® cement board.

 

Outdoor GreatRoom Company

Galaxy Outdoor