Small-Space Outdoor Ideas

In this “everyone glued to their smartphone screens” world, we all need a good dose of sunlight every now and again. Don’t have a backyard? No problem. At Trex® Outdoor Furniture,™ we want to get you outside year-round whether your outdoor space is a small balcony in the middle of New York City, a large deck in Santa Barbara, California, or a 4-foot-wide front porch … Continue reading Small-Space Outdoor Ideas

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Bring the Movies to Your Backyard Space

Want to create some backyard family fun this summer? Below is a simple DIY on how to make your own outdoor movie screen. Whether you invite the next-door neighbors, a group of kids, or you just want an intimate date night with your other half, grab a bowl of popcorn, a large Coke, and curl up in front of your very own “silver screen.” Here’s what you’ll need … Continue reading Bring the Movies to Your Backyard Space

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Backyard Privacy Tips

When I step out onto my backyard deck, I can see into all the surrounding yards—five, in fact. That’s the downside of living in a hilly area; my deck sits about 9 feet off the ground—way above my 6-foot-high privacy fence. Thus, I’m privy to all my neighbors’ habits—the woman who drinks her coffee while smoking a cigarette across the fence, the elderly Hindu man to the right … Continue reading Backyard Privacy Tips

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Warm Up With a DIY Fire Pit

There’s nothing like roasting hot dogs or marshmallows over a crackling fire as bright specks of ember rise into the night air. A backyard fire pit is the perfect gathering spot for friends and family—a place to enjoy an impromptu cookout, a few drinks, and plenty of conversation. Don’t have a fire pit? No problem. Here’s our ultimate do-it-yourself pit, which you can create in a weekend (actually…start … Continue reading Warm Up With a DIY Fire Pit