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May 16, 2022

How to Prevent Sun Fading for Outdoor Furniture

Imagine you’ve prepared everything you need for your next neighbourhood BBQ. The meat is marinating, the salads are being tossed, and the only thing left to do is set up your outdoor furniture. But when you pull out your cushions, they aren’t as bright as last summer. The colour is uneven and spotty in many […]

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A St. Lucia outdoor patio furniture set including a two and three-seat sofa with navy cushions around a small table in the middle, all placed poolside

February 18, 2022

What Kind of Patio Furniture Is Most Durable?

When you’re looking for a beautiful patio set to match your home and garden, what are the things you’re thinking about? Is it the colour of the set? Is it the number of pieces the set includes? Is it the size? No matter what you may be looking for, we know there is always one […]

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What to Look for When Buying Patio Furniture

So, you’re in the market for some new patio furniture? That’s fantastic!  Furniture is the best way to make the most of your patio space. But it’s essential to know that not all patio furniture is made equal, especially when you’re outfitting your particular patio area. Patio furniture comes in so many brands, materials, colours, […]

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Patio Furniture Trends for 2022

We have all felt it before: walking into a friend or family member’s backyard, looking around and thinking, “I think my mom had that table when I was a little kid,” or, “I remember when my uncle was so proud of that lawn chair.” While there’s nothing wrong with a little blast from the past, […]

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A person wearing blue rubber gloves using a sponge with soapy water to clean their dirty, wooden outdoor patio furniture

January 14, 2022

How Do You Clean Patio Furniture?

You’ve put the meat on the BBQ, made the potato salad, put ice in the cooler, and invited your friends over for some outdoor entertainment. But, when you go to set the table, you discover the patio furniture is filthy. What now? Well, you wouldn’t invite friends over for dinner to have them sit at […]

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Patio furniture left outside during the winter months

September 15, 2021

Can I Leave My Patio Furniture Outside in the Winter?

Whether you’ve had your patio furniture for years or you’re just wrapping up your first season with your set, you’re probably wondering how you can keep your patio furniture looking and feeling great for many years to come. From throw pillows and cushions to your favourite lounger, all of your patio furniture deserves a high […]

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Uncovered patio furniture getting damaged from winter weather

July 29, 2021

The Best Ways to Cover Your Outdoor Furniture

We get all kinds of winter weather in Calgary: cold temperatures, warm Chinook winds, months of dry air, slush, and deep snow. While your outdoor furniture may be designed to last an incredibly long time, it’s a good idea to protect it from the winter weather.  From patio sets, dining tables, coffee tables, and lounge […]

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June 25, 2021

The Best Outdoor Lighting Solutions

Building your perfect patio takes time and is not completed by adding just one piece. Whether you have patio furniture or an umbrella, there is one detail that always seems to take a patio to the next level, outdoor lighting.  Not only do outdoor lights allow you to stay outside longer on those warm summer […]

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How to Make Your Outdoor Furniture Cushions Last Longer

We all want to be able to spend time outside comfortably. Enjoying the nice weather with friends or family makes for a pretty nice weekend! When enjoying time outdoors, there’s nothing more important than having the right patio cushions for you and your guests.  Many people hold back on buying patio furniture because they think […]

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April 30, 2021

Gazebo vs. Canopy: What’s the Difference?

If you’re looking for quality protection from sun, rain, or hail, gazebos and canopies are great investments. Both offer quality shade and protection, but what is the difference between a gazebo and a canopy? An expert can help you find the best option for your backyard if you’re stuck, but let’s identify the various strengths […]

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