July 4th Independence Day family and friends with sparklers at backyard party

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

Choosing Wine for Holiday Meals

The holiday season is one of the best opportunities to spend quality time with your family and enjoy indulgent meals together. Plus, you might have some time off from your busy work schedule to get in the kitchen and whip up a recipe you’ve always wanted to try. Do you know what makes holiday feasts even better? Wine! Keep reading to learn more about the … Continue reading Choosing Wine for Holiday Meals

7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

When you find yourself needing to stay home instead of traveling for the warmer months, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! In this post, I’m sharing seven tips for a backyard staycation that will create long-lasting memories and a sense of escape. With the right patio sets, you can increase your home’s “square footage” with additional living spaces. Your backyard … Continue reading 7 Tips for a Backyard Staycation

Entertaining at Your New Cabin

You’ve finally achieved your dream of creating a cozy, secluded corner of the woods just for you and your family. Owning and maintaining a rustic cabin is well worth the investment, providing an idyllic place to connect with nature and unwind with loved ones to create lasting memories. Many mountainside or lake-adjacent cabins are, for practical purposes, smaller in square-footage than a beach house or … Continue reading Entertaining at Your New Cabin

Creating a Multi-Use Outdoor Room

When you move into a home with a small backyard or patio the limited space demands creativity and clarity. When you must stick to one use for a space, the task of designing your outdoor area is straightforward.But if you’ve relocated to a home with a sprawling back deck or a sizeable outdoor room the freedom to choose more than one furniture set can be … Continue reading Creating a Multi-Use Outdoor Room

Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

A fresh batch of buttery popcorn rests in your lap. You stretch back in supportive cushions of a spacious armchair. The lighting dims and the movie screen glows in the darkness. No, you’re not squeezed into the back row of your neighborhood cineplex — you and your family are sprawled in the comfort of your own backyard, enjoying your favorite comedy under a cozy canopy … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Home Theater

Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

The days are getting warmer and the nights are getting longer. Summer is here, and with that comes all the patriotic summer holidays and decor. The colors red, white, and blue seem straightforward enough to decorate with any time of year, but they can easily be overdone.  Below are some tips on how you can add touches of one of our favorite looks — rustic Americana … Continue reading Subtle Ways to Decorate Your Outdoor Space with Red, White, and Blue

3 Simple Cocktails for Your Next Outdoor Gathering

There’s something magical about sharing a meal or diving into a conversation in the natural retreat of your own backyard. Outdoor patios, poolside cabanas, and garden deep seating sets are perfect locations for boundless storytelling and making new memories with friends, neighbors, and family. Add a signature cocktail to the mix and your POLYWOOD® outdoor furniture becomes more than just a place to sit or … Continue reading 3 Simple Cocktails for Your Next Outdoor Gathering

Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

You’ve cleared out the creaky plastic furniture, planted fresh new landscaping, and transformed your patio into a breathtaking beauty of stone and granite. It’s time for a full-on backyard remodeling project, but a blank slate can prove one of the most intimidating challenges in home design. Once you map out your outdoor space you may find several zones where you can choose to put outdoor … Continue reading Potential Uses for Your Outdoor Space

Planning an Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is approaching, and your dream of hosting the entire family for a July 4th barbecue or evening dinner party in the comfort of your own backyard is about to become a reality. You’re ready to upgrade your lone charcoal grill into a full-fledged outdoor kitchen, but where do you begin? Outdoor kitchen planning means you will expose your appliances, cooking zones, and outdoor dining … Continue reading Planning an Outdoor Kitchen