Heat Things Up! How to Keep Warm, in the Cold

The chill is on … well, not quite, but it’s coming … and you’ll need to make preparations now so you can continue to enjoy your outdoor living space through the fall and (maybe snow of) winter. Below are some of our favorite ways at Trex® Outdoor Furniture™ to create a toasty atmosphere throughout the cold weather seasons. Light a Traditional Fireplace or Fire Pit … Continue reading Heat Things Up! How to Keep Warm, in the Cold

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How to Purchase Patio Furniture

How much time do you take searching for the perfect living room sofa or the right style chair for a space? Usually, you don’t just run to the store and pick one up along with your groceries. Think of your outdoor furniture as an investment in your outdoor living space. Patio furniture is still furniture, and making the right investment will ensure you love your deck … Continue reading How to Purchase Patio Furniture

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DIY Outdoor Fun & Games for the Family

With the Fourth of July fast approaching, we’ll all soon be busy gathering hot dogs, hamburgers, sparklers, and outdoor entertainment for guests. While setting up a sprinkler for the kids is always a great go-to, here are just a few DIY game/activity ideas to consider (and with plenty of time to get them ready for the 4th!). Ladder and Bean Bag Toss You’ll need: A standard height … Continue reading DIY Outdoor Fun & Games for the Family

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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