Bar Height vs. Counter Heights for Stools and Tables: What’s the Difference?

When choosing tables and stools for your outdoor oasis, it can sometimes be tricky deciding which style and heights fit your setup best. Your goals for your outdoor space will ultimately determine the style of set you choose.  In this blog, we go over the three standard heights for tables and stools, the uses for counter and bar heights, and offer a few furniture suggestions … Continue reading Bar Height vs. Counter Heights for Stools and Tables: What’s the Difference?

How to Recycle Plastic (& Which Plastics Can Be Recycled)

Americans are recycling more and more plastic every year, and that’s great! We know recycling is good for the environment, so we fill our curbside bins with everything we think can be recycled… without checking first to see if we guessed correctly. Someone else will sort it out at the recycling facility, right? Wrong. Recycling or “Wishcycling”? The practice of tossing any items in the … Continue reading How to Recycle Plastic (& Which Plastics Can Be Recycled)

Great Gifts for Grandma: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, do you have an idea of what you’re going to do for the moms in your life – specifically the grandmothers? Grandmas are extremely special. They have endless amounts of patience, incredible cooking skills that no one can beat, and they always light up when you stop by or call. Your grandma (and your kid’s grandma) certainly deserve … Continue reading Great Gifts for Grandma: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Facts About Plastic in the Ocean: 2020 Update

Whether you’re marveling at its beauty from the comfort of your deck or exploring the waters during a day at the beach, the ocean is one of nature’s most beautiful sights. But the sea isn’t indestructible. Each year, eight million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean, wreaking havoc on the oceanic ecosystem. Here are four astonishing facts about how much plastic is … Continue reading Facts About Plastic in the Ocean: 2020 Update

How Does Plastic Get into the Ocean?

There’s just no way of getting around it — plastic is nearly everywhere in our daily lives. Whether you’re picking up a take-and-bake family meal from the grocery store or squirting out the last bit of toothpaste, the chances are pretty high that plastic is involved. Plastic does have its benefits, especially when it comes to food packaging. Plastic is not only durable and lightweight, … Continue reading How Does Plastic Get into the Ocean?

The Final Touch: Outdoor Lighting Ideas

You have carefully constructed a DIY fire pit with the help of friends and family. You picked the right combination of dining sets, deep seating furniture, and decorations to bring your porch, deck, yard, and walkways to life. Your lawn is manicured, your stone paths are sanded. But there’s one final step before your outdoor remodeling project is complete: installing outdoor lighting. This task sounds … Continue reading The Final Touch: Outdoor Lighting Ideas

The Complete Guide to Buying a Fire Pit

Transforming your backyard with the inclusion of a fire pit will create a gathering place for drinks, for meals, for heartfelt chats, and casual hangouts after a long day. Deciding to add a fire pit to your outdoor space is the easy part — now, you need to make many quick decisions and narrow down options to ensure you’re satisfied with your fire pit for … Continue reading The Complete Guide to Buying a Fire Pit

Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

What’s on your remodeling or construction wishlist? Many families pine for a pool in the sun. Others dream of a sprawling deck for barbecues and sunbathing. Regardless of the size of your backyard, most homeowners share one dream in common: that of a roaring fire pit. Fire pits create a rustic, relaxed focal point for your backyard. Orienting furniture, outdoor lighting, and elements like lattice … Continue reading Fire Pit Ideas to Transform Your Backyard

Eco-Friendly Outdoor Decorating Tips

As the general public becomes more knowledgeable about pollution, climate change, and the ways they can personally make a difference, options for eco-friendly alternatives multiply every year. This is true for most industries, including outdoor decor and furniture. Are you convinced you can’t find eco-conscious furnishings and decorations for your outdoor spaces and must choose between conservation and style? Think again! The foundation of eco-friendly … Continue reading Eco-Friendly Outdoor Decorating Tips