Summer Pet Safety: Hot Weather Tips for Pets

The dog days of summer are here, and as you’ve probably noticed, the weather’s getting pretty ruff. Puns aside, the extreme heat affects our four-legged friends as much as it does us. Giving your fur baby plenty of H2O is key, but there are other ways to make sure your pets stay safe this season. Check out these valuable safety tips on how to keep … Continue reading Summer Pet Safety: Hot Weather Tips for Pets

7 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Outdoor Space This Summer

Are you ready to upgrade your outdoor space? A backyard makeover doesn’t have to mean taking on overwhelming projects like building a swimming pool or installing an outdoor kitchen. It can be as simple as stringing lights together or adding new Adirondack chairs to your patio or deck. Explore our seven easy ways to refresh your outdoor space this summer. 1. Find a Vibrant Outdoor … Continue reading 7 Easy Ways to Refresh Your Outdoor Space This Summer

Waterfront Deck Makeover

We partnered with Lynn Armstrong, interior designer and lifestyle blogger, to help her turn her waterfront outdoor space into a stylish setting that she and her family can enjoy for years to come. “Making the most of this space became really important to me. Vacations have become staycations and I wanted that vacation feeling right in my own backyard!” A good before and after makeover … Continue reading Waterfront Deck Makeover

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Adirondack Chair History: The Complete Timeline

The Adirondack chair is an iconic piece of outdoor furniture that graces patios, decks, and beaches all across America. But have you ever wondered how this chair came to be or where it originated? Keep reading to learn the history of the Adirondack chair and a few fun facts about how it became so iconic. What is an Adirondack Chair? An Adirondack chair is a … Continue reading Adirondack Chair History: The Complete Timeline

Style Guide: Adirondack Chair Colors

POLYWOOD® Adirondack chairs are constructed using HDPE lumber — a weather-resistant, low-maintenance, and recyclable material made from high-density polyethylene. Unlike other materials such as teak and aluminum, HDPE lumber comes in a wide array of colors. With so many options to choose from, it can be tough to pick your favorite color for your Adirondack chairs. In this guide, we’ll help you figure out which … Continue reading Style Guide: Adirondack Chair Colors

9 Backyard Date Night Ideas

We get it, it can be tough to squeeze in a date night. By the time the weekend arrives, both of you are probably too exhausted to dress up and head out for the night. But a date night doesn’t have to mean dinner reservations and valet parking. You can have a memorable night in with your sweetheart just by stepping into your backyard. We … Continue reading 9 Backyard Date Night Ideas

20 Exciting Outdoor Hobbies to Try This Year

If you’re looking for something to do outside, consider taking up an outdoor hobby. It’ll allow you to unplug from electronics, connect with nature, and bring joy to your daily life. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits to choose from, but these 20 activities are among the most popular.  The Benefits of Having a Hobby Hobbies can improve the overall quality of your life. If … Continue reading 20 Exciting Outdoor Hobbies to Try This Year

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The 20 Best Backyard Bar Ideas

No matter if it’s a standalone area or part of your outdoor kitchen, a backyard bar is an excellent centerpiece for your outdoor-entertaining efforts. The possibilities for your dream backyard bar are endless. Fortunately, we’ve narrowed it down to 20 ideas to help inspire you. 1. Tiki Bar Love Hawaii? With this backyard bar idea, you’ll always have a piece of the Pacific Islands right … Continue reading The 20 Best Backyard Bar Ideas

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4th of July Party Ideas: How to Prepare for Your Backyard Celebration

A 4th of July backyard party is always a great time. You get to fill your plate with delicious food, play fun games, and kick back under the sun with the people you love the most. But if you’re hosting, there’s a lot of planning and preparation you need to do. Plus, you want your outdoor celebration to be memorable, from the setup to the … Continue reading 4th of July Party Ideas: How to Prepare for Your Backyard Celebration

How to Transform Your Backyard into an Oasis

A backyard should be a fun, relaxing place where you and your family can spend time together and enjoy the outdoors. If you’re looking for ways to transform your backyard into an oasis, these 25 ideas can help inspire you to bring your vision to life. 1. Include a Backyard Bar Cocktails, great conversation, and a starry night? Sounds like a wonderful evening! The only … Continue reading How to Transform Your Backyard into an Oasis