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Swimming Pool Maintenance: Spring Cleaning

  
  
  
  
SeaKlear - Free And Klear

As the weather is encouraging us to be outside we tend to look at our pools more than we do in the winter. Now that your pool has your attention there are some steps you need to take to ensure that is ready for the busy months ahead. Here are some things to make spring maintenance a breeze and help you to get in a routine for summer maintenance. 

Outdoor Designs - A Slice of Paradise

  
  
  
  
Outdoor Designs Paradise

 

Designing Outdoor Spaces

Paradise Valley, Arizona is a much-desired community east of Phoenix tucked in between Mummy Mountain and Camelback Mountain. Its beauty is so legendary that many celebrities and sports stars like Muhammad Ali, Shaquille O’Neal, Stevie Nicks, and Dan Quayle call it home. For one Paradise Valley couple though, they just wanted to create their very own slice of paradise.

Commercial Outdoor Furniture – Woodard

  
  
  
  
Albion Bistro Furniture

Previously we discussed how Woodard patio furniture is building on their 140-year history. Now we would like to highlight their line of commercial grade outdoor furniture. In fact, Woodard offers so many different types of collections of commercial grade patio furniture that they have created a whole division to encompass them all. Their “In-Stock” furniture is where you’ll find their aluminum, wrought iron and wicker commercial collections. All of these collections are built to be able to withstand the demanding life of catering to thousands of guest every season. These pieces are lightweight yet durable which makes moving them around easy and most of the pieces are stackable. As well, these collections are massed produced to be able to fill a high volume order at any given time and will ship in two to four weeks.

New Year’s Resolutions For Your Outdoor Areas

  
  
  
  
New Year's Resolutions For Your Outdoor Areas

New Year’s Eve is that special time of the year where you reflect upon the year that was. Depending on how you think your year went it’s either a cause of celebration or a cold reality check. We hope that you’re planning on celebrating your many accomplishments and that we have somehow played a part in it. For those that feel their life is need of some change, finding direction can be a challenge. If the improvement lies within unfortunately I fear this piece will not be of much use to you. If the improvement involves your backyard and outdoor areas, then you have definitely come to the right place. Below you will find some ideas on how to improve your yard this year with links to articles we previously wrote with much more detail.

Christmas Fantasy at Today’s Patio – 2013

  
  
  
  
Christmas Fantasy at Todays Patio 2013

With Halloween behind us and November well underway it is officially Christmas season at Today’s Patio. All of our showrooms have moved outdoor furniture to the side to make way for more than 70 artificial Christmas trees and hundreds of ornaments. To find out what we can expect to see and some trends that are emerging we sat down with our two Christmas tree, ornaments and décor experts; Jeff Connit formally of the original Marshall Fields of Chicago and Dalon Faulstick formally of Paddock’s Magic of Christmas.

Recent Outdoor Furniture Trends At Today's Patio

  
  
  
  
Lanai High Back Wing Chairs

Synthetic wicker furniture remains a strong category for the new season. Today’s Patio will be adding Laurent by Ebel in driftwood weave and Coronado by Sunset West in congnac weave. Look for the Tommy Bahama Lanai high back wing chair this fall in our Scottsdale store (Pictured to the right).

Outdoor Throw Pillows – Time To Get Cozy & Colorful

  
  
  
  
Santa Monica deep seating furniture with outdoor throw pillows

Ever notice how some of the best things in life get even better with the addition of something simple? For instance, how the remote control transformed the TV, how coffee improved mornings or what parachutes did for airplanes? Outdoor furniture by itself is a wonderful thing as it brings indoor comforts to a beautiful outdoor setting. But by adding something simple like outdoor throw pillows you can personalize your patio furniture and increase its comfort.

Outdoor Accessories - Trends For 2014

  
  
  
  
Outdoor Accessories Trends

Dallas recently played host to the Total Home & Gift Market show this last June. At this event indoor and outdoor furniture and accessories vendors from around the world showcase their latest products. Industry buyers then make their selections of new products that they are going to purchase and carry in their stores. We sent our two outdoor accessory product experts who combined have over 60 years of experience and have been with Today's Patio for over 10 years. Jeff Connit formally of the original Marshall Fields of Chicago and Dalon Faulstick formally of Paddock’s Magic of Christmas made selections that will be available for purchase at your favorite Today’s Patio locations next year. Below are a few insights they came home with.

Protecting Your Patio Umbrella

  
  
  
  
Protecting Your Patio Umbrella

In owning a patio umbrella you have made a wise decision that will protect you, your family and your outdoor furniture from the Sun’s UV rays. More than likely you probably want to get the most out of your investment and keep that umbrella casting a shadow for many days. To aid you in your quest of un-ending shade, we have provided you with a few useful tips.

Outdoor Bar Stools: Measuring Up To Your Built-in Bar

  
  
  
  
How to measure your built-in bar outdoor bar stools.

A custom built-in outdoor bar does wondrous things for a backyard. It provides a natural gathering spot that blends seamlessly with the exterior of your home. Unfortunately custom built-in bars seldom come with the matching bar stools. Finding the right look and size of an outdoor barstool for your built-in bar can be challenging if a little research isn’t done first.

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