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OUTDOOR LIVING SHOPPING GUIDES

Answers to common questions about outdoor living products and materials - including buying guides for patio umbrellas, fire pits, and all types of outdoor furniture.

  • Guide to Outdoor Furniture Materials

    Guide to Outdoor Furniture Materials

    This guide answers the most frequently asked questions about outdoor furniture materials – including the different types of metals, plastics, natural materials and fabrics.

  • Guide to Patio Umbrella & Base Sizes

    Guide to Patio Umbrella & Base Sizes

    Determining the best size patio umbrella and base for an outdoor space is an important part of the buying process. This guide will ensure the umbrella you select suits your needs.

  • Fire Pit Buying Guide

    Fire Pit Buying Guide

    Gas or wood burning? Which material is best? Get the all the fire pit answers and explanations you need with out Fire Pit Buying Guide.

  • Fire Pit FAQ

    Fire Pit FAQ

    Check out our list of frequently asked questions regarding fire pits, installation, burners, and more!

  • Wood vs Gas Fire Pit Comparison

    Wood vs. Gas Fire Pit Comparison

    This helpful guide lists the pros and cons of wood and gas fire pits so you can make the best decision for your outdoor space.

  • Patio Heater Buying Guide

    Patio Heater Buying Guide

    From explaining the benefits and advantages of each style to providing free design services, we're here to simplify patio heater shopping.

  • How To Buy a Gas Grill

    How to Buy a Gas Grill

    An outdoor patio isn't complete without a place to cook. Check out these things to consider when buying a gas grill.

  • Outdoor TV Buying Guide

    Outdoor TV Buying Guides

    Discover different types, brands, and styles of outdoor TVs. Use this guide to help you find the perfect addition to your outdoor space!

  • Outdoor Speaker Buying Guide

    Outdoor Speaker Buying Guide

    Purchasing speakers involves a lot of technical terms. Take a look at our simplified buying guide to help make your buying decision a little easier.

  • Patio Furniture Sets Buying Guide

    Patio Furniture Sets Buying Guide

    The Patio Furniture Sets Guide outlines the most popular types of patio sets - from bistro sets (perfect for small patios) to fire pit conversation sets (best for big backyards).

  • Outdoor Table & Chair Height Buying Guide

    Outdoor Table & Chair Height Guide

    What's the difference between bistro height and bar height tables, and what size chair is needed? This guide covers the standard sizes of outdoor tables and chairs, plus more!

  • How to Buy Outdoor Bar Stools

    How to Buy Outdoor Bar Stools

    Height, material, and whether or not you want cushions are just a few factors to consider when buying bar stools. Check out our video for more info!

  • DIY Fire Pit

    DIY Fire Pit Guide

    Looking to build your own fire pit? We've put together a step-by-step guide to make your building process easier.

  • Patio Heater Learning Center

    Patio Heater Learning Center

    Learn all about patio heaters. See photos, read guides, and find out how to choose the right outdoor heater for your needs.

  • Ice Maker Buying Guide

    Ice Maker Buying Guide

    Explore top rated ice makers, the differences between portable and built in ice makers, types of ice cubes, and more!

  • Wine Cooler Resource Center

    Wine Cooler Resource Center

    View our helpful wine cooler buying guide, see the top rated wine coolers, and check out our list of frequently asked questions.

  • Ideas and Advice

    Ideas and Advice

    Our outdoor living inspiration guides will give you all the helpful hints and tips you need to design and entertain in your outdoor space.

  • Expert Reviews

    Expert Reviews

    Our expert reviews give you the information you need to make the best purchasing decisions for your outdoor space.

  • Design to the Trade

    Design to the Trade

    Our trade program for business and commercial buyers is a service for designers, architects, builders and other professionals to obtain trade discounts on our brands.

  • How to Measure Patio Cushions

    How to Measure Patio Cushions

    This helpful guide will teach you the correct way to measure your patio furniture and determine what size replacement outdoor cushions you’ll need.

  • Fire Glass Calculator

    Fire Glass Calculator

    Use our fire glass calculator to determine how much fire glass you will need to fill your fire pit.