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OGC 4th of July Hours

July 2nd, 2015

The OGC corporate office will be closed Friday July 3rd and resume regular business hours Monday, July 6th at 8 am. Have a great 4th of July!

Custom Fire Pits, Burners, & Outdoor Kitchens

June 30th, 2015

Did you know The Outdoor GreatRoom Company creates custom fire pits, outdoor gas fireplaces, outdoor kitchens, and UL listed burners? Whether you’re having a hard time finding something to fit your outdoor space or just want something unique, OGC has you covered. We have successfully helped many of our customers create the outdoor room of their dreams including many homeowners, businesses, apartment buildings, hotels, and more.

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The custom process starts with a simple discussion on what your vision for the space is. What purpose will the space have- entertaining, relaxing, dining, etc.? Is there any landscaping to include? If it is an outdoor kitchen, will there be a grill or any special appliances? Once the finishes and materials are decided our engineering team will work with the customer to get a finished sketch done.

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Some of the custom features that OGC can add include custom fire pit burner sizes and lengths up to 10 feet long, fiber optic lighting, LED backlighting, sound systems, appliances, special finishes, adding a name or logo to the fire pit or kitchen, and much more! If you can dream it, we can do it.

For more custom outdoor inspiration, head over to our photo gallery!

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New Products: Stonefire 32 & Saturn 16 Fire Pit Tables

June 22nd, 2015

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly designed Stonefire 32 and Saturn 16 Gas Fire Pit Tables. These fire pit tables were designed to bring function and style in a compact size to the outdoors as both a fire pit and as a table. Both fire pit tables use a 16” stainless steel, UL listed Crystal Fire™ burner for safety and are made out of durable, outdoor rated materials.

Stonefire 32 gas fire pit table

Stonefire 32 features include:

  • Compact design with 32” diameter stonefire composite top and an enclosed Dora Brown mesh base to hide the propane tank
  • Matching burner cover included
  • Easy to maintain powder coated Dora Brown metal and mesh base
  • 16” Stainless Steel Burner- UL Listed
  • Stores 20 lb. LP Tank in base
  • Can convert to Natural Gas

Saturn 16 gas fire pit table

Saturn 16 features include:

  • Compact design with 32” diameter stonefire composite top with an open base
  • Matching burner cover included
  • Easy to maintain Dora Brown powder coated metal base
  • 16” Stainless Steel Burner- UL Listed
  • Can convert to Natural Gas

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, grills, outdoor patio furniture and accessories.

New Product: Monte Carlo Gas Fire Pit Table

June 11th, 2015

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly designed Monte Carlo Gas Fire Pit Table. This fire pit table was designed to bring modern elegance to the outdoors as both a fire pit and as a table. The fire pit table uses a stainless steel, UL listed Crystal Fire™ burner for safety and made of durable, outdoor rated materials.

Monte Carlo Gas Fire Pit Table

The black glass top coordinated with an easy to care for black powder coated metal base will withstand all of the elements. Whether you are entertaining a small or large group, the Monte Carlo Fire Pit Table will be the center of attention!

Monte Carlo features include:

  • Modern linear design
  • Black Glass top with matching burner cover included
  • Easy to maintain powder coated metal base
  • 12×42” Stainless Steel Burner- UL Listed
  • Burners produce up to 100,000 BTU’s
  • Stores 20 lb. LP Tank in base
  • Can convert to Natural Gas

ABOUT THE OUTDOOR GREATROOM COMPANY
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ (OGC) manufactures unique, upscale products with design appeal for indoor and outdoor living spaces. Products include gas fire pits and gas fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, grills, outdoor patio furniture and accessories.

Follow The Outdoor GreatRoom Company for updates and design inspirations at www.twitter.com/OutdoorRooms and www.facebook.com/OutdoorGreatrooms

 

 

Top 10 Reasons to Buy a Gas Fire Pit

June 4th, 2015

Start your outdoor season early this spring with a gas fire pit table from OGC

1.       Gas fire pits can be burning at full capacity in less than 5 seconds and be turned off whenever you want– have a flame instantly with no hassle or wait time to extinguish.

2.       Safe to use in city limits and next to houses where wood burning fire pits may not be allowed.

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3.       Variety of looks, designs and burner sizes available with OGC gas fire pit tables.

4.       No sparks or hot embers in the wind with gas fire pits means no mess!

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5.       Safe to use with your patio furniture, next to your pool, or on a wooden deck where a wood burning fire pit couldn’t go.

6.       Chat, dining or pub height available.

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7.       2 for 1– Gas fire pit and a table– Cover the burner when not using and use as a table

8.       Provides both heat and ambience with an adjustable flame– control the temperature and flame height (OGC fire pits are 60K or 90K BTUs).

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9.       Change the look with OGC glass guards and colored glass gems

10.     UL listed for safety– very important!

New Product: Hudson Stone™ Gas Fire Pit Kit

May 28th, 2015

The spring and summer seasons are a busy time for homeowners interested in remodeling and home improvement projects. Whether the purpose is to add value to a home, create an ideal space for entertaining or to spruce up an old look, launching a home improvement project can be a daunting task. The Outdoor GreatRoom Company, the leader in the outdoor living industry, now offers a DIY “Do it Yourself” solution for those looking to build a unique space outside of the home. OGC’s line of Hardscape Gas Fire Pit Kits, including the Hudson Stone™ Gas Fire Pit Kit, makes creating a uniquely designed custom fire pit table easy, fast, and affordable.

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The round Hudson Stone™ hardscape DIY fire pit kit is easy to assemble and set up in your own backyard. The Hudson Stone™ Gas Fire Pit Kit includes a DIY-38 Crystal Fire Burner, Hudson Stone™ units (manufactured by Anchor Block), control panel, venting block, lava rock, manual and assembly instructions. The Hudson Stone™ units are durable and will last for years to come.

Hudson Features:

  • 59 Hudson Stone™ Units, 1 Metal Vent Block
  • UL listed DIY 38 Burner Kit includes: Piezo electronic ignition, flex line, ball valve, DIY burner supports, NG orifice, control panel with grounding wire
  •  1.5 cubic ft Black Lava Rock
  • Faux-wood log set optional accessory
  • DIY-38 Burner produces up to 90,000 BTU’s
  • Comes set up for natural gas but can be converted to LP ($59 DIY-LPK)
  • Customer must buy separately – Block Adhesive – LOCTITE®  – PL®500 Landscape Construction Adhesive or equivalent
  • Made in USA
  • Assembly required

OGC’s other DIY hardscape fire pit kits accommodate virtually every design criteria and are available in round, rectangular, square, and linear. Fueled by Crystal Fire™ Technology, the stainless steel burner units run on either an LP tank or a natural gas line and generate a safe, clean-burning fire with an adjustable flame for a beautiful finished result. Products are available now for shipment throughout North America. Take the guesswork out of DIY with a gas fire pit kit from The Outdoor GreatRoom Company.

 

The Benefits of Electric Grills

May 21st, 2015

Every home needs a grill. There are many options out there depending on the space you have and the type of grill you’re looking for. Our favorite type of grill is an electric grill. Benefits of electric grills include:

  1. Quickly reaches temperatures to sear or grill
  2. Safe to use inside (need venting hood) or out- can be used in small spaces and on apartment or condo balconies!
  3. Portable and lightweight- great for tailgating, camping, and more!
  4. Cleaner grilling- no smoke or char
  5. Easy to clean
  6. Save money- no propane tanks to replace
  7. Make restaurant quality food with the dual sear and grill feature
  8. Price- much more affordable than similar quality gas grills

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The Legacy 2 Electric Cook Number™ Grill can sear, roast and even comes with the patented Cook Number System™, taking the guess work out of grilling. It is compact in size, perfect for smaller balconies, and can also be used traveling with an RV, camping, tailgating, and more! The real point is you can still have all the amenities found in a large back yard without actually having the extra outdoor space!

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Should I Buy or DIY My Pergola?

May 14th, 2015

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When planning an outdoor room a pergola is an important part of the overall design. Beyond choosing the style of what you want, it is important to consider your overall cost and time spent. Whether you are a dealer looking to provide Pergolas to your customers, or a retail consumer looking to DIY a pergola yourself, the Outdoor GreatRoom Company wants to help you figure that out. Below is a comparison of what it would cost, both time and dollars, to DIY build a Sonoma 12 foot Pergola or purchase from The Outdoor GreatRoom Company.

Do It Yourself Construction

ACTION ITEM                                                                                   ESTIMATED TIME

Putting together a plan for constructing                                              1 days

Constructing each column of pergola                                                   2 days

Constructing each arched rafter (8 rafters)                                          3 days

Constructing each straight rafter (10 rafters)                                      2 days

Detailing, sanding, routing edges, grooves, etc.                                   3 days

Staining and drying                                                                                  2 days

Buying hardware, miscellaneous                                                            1 days

Delivery, installation                                                                                 1 day

   Total Time To Construct Pergola                     15 days         

ESTIMATED COST

Estimated cost of lumber                                                                       $1350

Estimated cost of hardware                                                                   $450

Estimated cost of stain                                                                          $175

Estimated tool rental, other materials needed                                    $350

15 days labor, 10 hours per day, 1 person @ $15 per hour                $2,250

   Total Estimated Cost                                          $4,575

These would be estimated costs for a landscaper building a 12’ arched wood pergola by themselves.  This would involve 15 working days and $4,575 worth of materials/labor.  This is also assuming this landscaper can get down to the fine details of the pergola and have the exact look that you get when you see a Sonoma 12 Pergola from The Outdoor GreatRoom Company.

 

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ACTION ITEMS                                                                              ESTIMATED TIME   

Order Sonoma 12 Pergola from OGC                                                 1 minute

Ship and deliver pergola                                                                       5 days

Install Pergola                                                                                        4 hours

           Total Time                                                                     5 days, 4 hours, 1 minute

                                                                                                          ESTIMATED COST

Sonoma 12 Redwood Pergola                                             Retail Value                 $3,799

                                                                                         

Savings by purchasing an engineered, pre-finished, ready to install pergola versus building one:  10 ½ days and $776. 

 

 

Accessorizing your Outdoor Room

May 7th, 2015

Like any room of the home, finding the right accessories is important when designing your outdoor room. Whether it is for your fire pit, furniture, outdoor kitchen, or pergola, the Outdoor GreatRoom Company can help make your outdoor room your own.

Fire Pits

Optional accessories for fire pit tables include a glass wind guard, variety of colored glass fire gems, colored burners (custom order), burner covers, and vinyl covers.

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[Glass Wind Guard] [Glass Gems] [Burner Cover] [Vinyl Cover]

Pergolas

Optional accessories for pergolas include roof structures, lattice, and privacy wall. To give your outdoor room a personal touch we also suggest adding rugs, lanterns, candles, plants, and stringing twinkle lights from the top that can be found at a local department store (we found ours at Target.)

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[Lattice Roof] [Privacy Wall]

Outdoor Kitchen Islands

OGC makes custom outdoor kitchens that customers can add any accessory they would like. We can create custom kitchen islands for most grills, storage systems, even add a gas fire burner to the top or a matching fire pit. The possibilities are endless!

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3 Outdoor Rooms to Recreate

April 30th, 2015

Spring has sprung and it is time to get your outdoor space ready for the season! Whether you have already started planning your outdoor room or you are starting from scratch here are three outdoor rooms to recreate and make your own.

Traditional and Relaxing

This outdoor room is a classic customer favorite that is easy to recreate in any backyard!

Sonoma Pergola outdoor room

[Sonoma Pergola] [Balsam Wicker Furniture] [Montego Fire Pit Table]

Tuscan Elegance

Host a dinner party any time in this beautiful and sophisticated outdoor room!

Tuscany Pergola

[Tuscany Pergola] [Colonial Dining Fire Pit Table] [Empire Dining Chairs]

Rustic Comfort

Relax in your own outdoor room like you would in a mountain retreat!

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[Lodge II Pergola] [Sierra Fire Pit Table] [Balsam Wicker Furniture]

Now just add some plants, some twinkle lights, and great company to begin making memories in your very own outdoor room!