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Style Guide: Designer Sunroom

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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It’s never too early to think about spring renovations. The future designer sunroom may seem cold now, but once you close it in you can quickly warm it up with a few simple additions.


Holly & Martin Walton Portable Indoor/Outdoor Gel Fireplace in Black w/ Cooper Accent
Holly & Martin Walton Portable Indoor/Outdoor Gel Fireplace in Black w/ Cooper Accent

This is the perfect place to start. You want something that is going to keep the room warm on cool spring nights, but you are in the city so a wood fireplace is out of the question. This indoor/outdoor gel fireplace is going to be a great way to keep the warmth inside the room, without breaking your bank account with the electric bill. Holly & Martin has designed a beautifully portable fireplace that can sit on your back patio, in the sunroom on the floor, or even on a table top. Even better, when you don’t need the heat of the fireplace, you can use the gel burner covers and light the room with candles instead. It creates a nice warm ambiance on a warm summer night.


Home Styles Cabana Banana Cocoa Love Seat and Two Chairs
Home Styles Cabana Banana Cocoa Love Seat and Two Chairs

Comfort is paramount when you create a four-season getaway within your home. This set by Home Styles is casual, yet provides a very warm summer-beachfront-cottage kind of comfort. This is a very contemporary look, but also adds a hint of island paradise to your new space. Place the fireplace in the center for a true outdoors feel.


Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Fiji Drum Table
Tommy Bahama Home Ocean Club Fiji Drum Table

When you use the fireplace as the center piece of the sunroom, all you need is a couple of smaller side tables to rest the evening’s drink of choice upon. Tommy Bahama has the perfect solution with the Ocean Club Fiji drum table. It brings some island sophistication to the room, without taking away from the casual, contemporary look. Keep your favorite book and reading glasses on the shelf inside the table for those quieter evenings. A floor in bamboo or cork adds that finishing touch to the room. If you prefer something softer on your feet, go for a durable low-pile carpet that while adds some earth-tone color to the room.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Our friends at Cymax have some great selections that are just right for Dad.

Top 10 Fathers Day Gift Guide


1 – Uniflame Endless Summer Commercial Propane Patio Heater

South Shore Karbon Wall Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

2 – South Shore Karbon Wall Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

Outdoor GreatRoom Company Bistro 36

3 – Outdoor GreatRoom Company Bistro 36″ Granite Top/Glass Doors Cabinet

Trademark Global Trademark Tools Bench Top Parts Rack

4 – Trademark Global Trademark Tools Bench Top Parts Rack

International Caravan Foldable Game Chair in Sage

5 - International Caravan Foldable Game Chair in Sage

Atlantic Furniture Montego Bay Cappuccino Fabric Pub Chair (Set of 2)

6 – Atlantic Furniture Montego Bay Cappuccino Fabric Pub Chair

Home Styles The Real Shooter 6-Foot Pool Table

7 – Home Styles The Real Shooter 6-Foot Pool Table

South Shore Karbon Base Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

8 -South Shore Karbon Base Storage Cabinet in Pure Black and Charcoal

Trademark Miller Lite Dart Cabinet Includes Darts and Board

9 – Trademark Miller Lite Dart Cabinet Includes Darts and Board

Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar in Espresso Finish

10 – Home Styles Rio Vista Home Bar in Espresso Finish

The Elusive ‘Gold’ Weber Grill

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

If you’ve been looking for gold Weber Grills, we can help point you in the right direction. Gold Weber grills are actually copper Weber grills.

This copper-gold color is one of the most popular finishes Weber offers, but the name confusion can make it hard to find.

Although grills from Weber’s Genesis Collection also come in black, green, and stainless steel, the copper Weber Grills are in highest demand.

Weber Genesis Copper Gas Grills E-310, E-320 & E-330

 Weber Genesis E-310 Liquid Propane (LP) Gas Grill in Copper

 Weber Genesis E-330 Liquid Propane (LP) Gas Grill in Copper

 Weber Genesis E-320 Liquid Propane (LP) Gas Grill in Copper


 


 


 

Practical & Stylish Greenhouses

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Has the arrival of summer inspired your green thumb to get to work? If you’re making your garden a renovation project this summer, you should absolutely consider a the addition of a greenhouse.

Unlike a shed, a greenhouse adds warmth and brightness to your yard. Powered by solar energy, they are an energy-efficient alternative to indoor hydroponics and herb gardens.


Solexx Garden Master 8′ x 8′ Twin Walled Greenhouse

Solexx Garden Master 8' x 8' Twin Walled Greenhouse

Solexx Lit’l Propagator Twin Walled Greenhouse

Solexx Lit'l Propagator Twin Walled Greenhouse

 

Even if you haven’t got a large outdoor living space, there are smaller products like the Solexx Lit’l Propagator Twin Walled Greenhouse (shown above) which can tuck into the back yards of townhomes and ground-level condominiums.

 

Solexx Deluxe Cold Frame at Cymax
Solexx Deluxe Cold Frame at Cymax

 

Having a greenhouse in your back yard is handy whether you enjoy creating flower beds, honing your landscaping, or giving your vegetable garden a head start.
Serious gardeners will save money in the long run, cultivating seedlings at home, as opposed to purchasing seedlings from a garden store. The capacity to hand-craft seedlings also means that your selection of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and shrubs will increase dramatically.

Solexx material in particular is ideal for greenhouses, creating light-filled spaces that retain just the right amount of heat. Here’s a short video that describes how their siding is used:

 

Versatile Grills for Stylish, Yet Practical Patios

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

 Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven and 2 Burner Stove This summer, enhance the atmosphere of your back yard or patio with a stylish new grill and get a practical product at the same time.

We’re excited to share a selection of portable grills that will look great in your yard, but also pack up and go with ease.

We love the look of the Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven (shown top right) that captures the feeling of a full-size stainless steel range, sized right for portability. Just imagine how nice it would be to bake in the summer without heating your indoor kitchen? Or how about fresh muffins on your next camping trip?

 Fire Sense HotSpot Notebook Charcoal Portable Grill Other portable products – like the Weber gas grills on sale at CS Grills – are a great choice if you’re looking for a budget-friendly grill that delivers the quality of a brand you trust. Selection ranges from the more economical Go-Anywhere model up to the Q 220 with extra shelving either side.

Back in April, we shared our picks for charcoal grills, including the Fire Sense HotSpot Notebook Charcoal Portable Grill (shown bottom right) which also happens to be a very attractive, highly portable grill.

Get Grilling this Memorial Day Weekend

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Weber Genesis E-310 Liquid Propane (LP) Gas Grill in Copper Will you be starting your summer with a backyard barbecue this year? If your first foray into grilling this season leaves you longing for a brand new grill, you might be thinking about one of Weber’s popular gold grills.

But did you know that gold Weber grills are actually copper Weber grills? Either way, we love the finish!

Read more and browse the selection of copper Weber grills at CS Grills.

Stay-cations Still in Style

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

If you’ve heard of the term stay-cation, you know that it’s a new idea, sparked by thrifty vacationers wanting to save money by taking their annual holiday break at (or close to) their own home.

It’s a great idea, enjoying what you already own. But if your home or back yard doesn’t have the relaxing space you need to really take advantage of your break time, the stay-cation can fall short in the fulfillment category.

So this summer, we’ve got a new twist on stay-cations. We’re sharing design ideas that bring the resort to your home, full-time. Invest in a new back yard sanctuary and have a mini stay-cation anytime weather permits.

These popular pieces from Padma’s Plantation can turn even the most bland back yard into a lavish resort in a few quick steps.

Padma’s Plantation Outdoor Haven Lounge in Bark


Padma’s Plantation Outdoor Bay Harbor Bar in Bark

Charcoal Grills for Dedicated Chefs

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Many ‘seasoned’ barbecue chefs swear by charcoal for its flavor and cooking consistency. Choosing the right charcoal grill can help you ensure clean cooking with minimal waste.


Landmann USA Black Dog 42XT Charcoal Grill with Offset Firebox in Black
 Landmann USA Black Dog 42XT Charcoal Grill with Offset Firebox in Black


Landmann USA Round Rock 36 Inch Charcoal Grill with Rotisserie in Black
 Regal Landmann USA Round Rock 36 Inch Charcoal Grill with Rotisserie in Black


RV enthusiasts and campers may prefer the portability of smaller grills, as well as the rich flavor of charcoal. Enjoy barbecued meals your way, even while you travel.


Fire Sense HotSpot Notebook Charcoal Portable Grill
 Fire Sense HotSpot Notebook Charcoal Portable Grill


Sunshine & Patio Living

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Here in Vancouver, the sun is starting to peek out from behind the clouds more often. We’re getting warmer days and even though it’s still raining from time to time, the back patio is starting to look pretty good. Could it be time for new patio furniture?

The options are many, from adding a few patio chairs to a totally new outdoor room. Choose a contemporary piece or two. Or look for distinctive themed designs.


Outdoor Great Room Company Ebony Chair
 Outdoor Great Room Company Ebony Chair with 2 Piece Ivory Cushions


Poly-Wood SeaShell Adirondack Chair
 Poly-Wood SeaShell Adirondack Chair


If you decide on a bigger change, outdoor dining sets vary in size and can really recreate your space.


Zuo Myrtle Outdoor Table and Bench Set
 Zuo Myrtle Outdoor Table and Bench Set


Vifah Vista 7 Piece Dining Set
 Vifah Vista 7 Piece Dining Set with 6 Armchairs


Looking for a Fresh Way to Accessorize Your Backyard? Try an Outdoor Bar!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The warm weather is approaching, and the time to spend outdoors with friends and family will soon be upon us. Ah yes, it’ll soon be time for you take out the BBQ, patio furniture and gardening tools to create the perfect background atmosphere for your family and close friends.

If you’re looking for a different, trendy background accessory this new season, why not consider getting an outdoor bar. Nothing quite says ultimate luxury like having your own personal backyard bar, not to mention the convenience of entertaining guests. Having an outside bar makes it easier to host, even if you’re serving something as simple as lemonade.

Surprisingly, there are durable stools, such has Howard Miller bar stools, that are available specifically to surpass Mother Nature’s hardships. Weather proof, modern, bar stools can add a whole new contemporary look to your backyard and give it that tropical, relaxing, resort environment that puts everyone in awe. If you have a pool, even better! Your bar can overlook your whole yard and the crystal blue water for a great view. Your bar stool can also be used as a spot to watch over your kids as they swim.

You can get outdoor bar stools that match your current patio furniture or go with neutral, all black bar stools that match everything. If unsure of what color to get, you can always rely on black, especially when it comes to outside messes and spillage that can happen to your furniture. Nevertheless, a bar is the perfect piece for getting the most out of the great outdoors.

 

Outdoor Great Room Company Woven Resin Wicker Swivel Bar stool (Set of 2)

Outdoor Great Room Company Woven Resin Wicker Swivel Bar Stool Set of 2