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UPDATE: The Colonial Collection

August 7th, 2014

A Customer Favorite Reaches New Heights

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The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly updated Colonial Collection Gas Fire Pit Tables, featuring the brand new Pub Height gas fire pit tables. This collection features 3 different bases: chat height, dining height, and pub height and 3 unique tops to mix and match. Each fire pit table is UL listed for safety and made of durable, yet beautiful materials. The collection will be featured at upcoming trade shows including the Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago, Illinois.

The Dining and Pub Height bases were added to the original Colonial Fire Pit Table to give new life to entertaining and dining outdoors. This collection is perfect for people who enjoy living their life outdoors and want functional, yet attractive products to do so. The 48” tops are made of durable granite or Supercast concrete in 2 color options. The popularity of the dining and pub heights has grown rapidly as consumers are looking to upgrade their outdoor living spaces for more versatile entertaining.

Colonial Collection Gas Fire Pit Table Height Comparison

Colonial Collection features include:

  • 48” Tops: British Granite, Mocha Supercast, or Marbleized Noche Supercast
  • Bases: Chat (26” tall), Dining (30” tall), Pub (43” tall)
  • Easy Set Up
  • Optional Vinyl cover
  • Optional Round Glass Wind Guard
  • Stores 20 lb. LP tank in base
  • Creates beautiful ambience for entertaining year round
  • UL listed 20” Round Stainless Steel Crystal Fire™ Burner

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.

 

UPDATE! Providence Fire Pit Collection

July 17th, 2014

Affordable Ambience

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™, the leader in outdoor living products and design, is pleased to announce the Providence Gas Fire Pit Table, newly designed for 2014. This gas fire pit features a compact, modern design for smaller outdoor living spaces.

The Providence Fire Pit Table features 2 color choices. A sleek modern design with a Black outdoor-rated metal base and Stainless Steel (SS) top or a Marbleized Noche (MNB) Supercast Top with an Architectural Bronze metal base. Perfect for use in small outdoor spaces like patios or balconies, as well as modern and commercial settings.

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The Providence features include:

  • 20 lb. LP Tank fits and hides under base of fire pit—no gas lines to see or trip over
  • Pair with optional glass guard for safety and enhanced flame
  • Can be converted to Natural gas (NG orifice included)
  • Battery operated igniter system
  • UL Listed for safety
  • Made In USA
  • Dimensions: Height: 23 in.    Width: 32(SS)/36(MNB) in.    Depth: 20(SS)/25(MNB) in.

 

 

4th of July Company Hours

July 1st, 2014

OGC will be closed Thursday, July 3rd & Friday, July 4th to celebrate the holiday. We will reopen Monday, July 7th at 8 am. Enjoy this time with family and friends!

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Summer Wellness Challenge

June 19th, 2014

OGC started our Summer Wellness Challenge last week. We split into 3 teams and are keeping track of points based on healthier lifestyle options. The three teams will compete in other various challenges throughout the summer such as healthy recipe contests, group exercise challenges, and more!

One of the hardest parts about leading a healthy lifestyle is staying active, especially if your job entails you to sit at a desk. Simple tasks like going for a walk on your lunch break or parking your car farther away from the door so you have to walk farther are easy to achieve goals that anyone can do. Some in our office go the extra mile and increase their daily movement with gardening or team sports and some participate in added cardiovascular exercise and strength training.

Another thing everyone can be better about no matter your age or physical condition is healthy eating habits. We’ve been sharing healthy recipes with each other and encouraging healthy eating habits such as eating more fruits, veggies, lean meats, and trying new healthier foods. Of course at OGC we love to grill and our Legacy 2 Electric Grill is great for grilling healthy meals and snacks. It’s also portable so whether you’re grilling in your backyard, camping, or tailgating, healthy and tasty recipes are easy to achieve. Here are some of our favorite recipes below.

Main Dish: Grilled Salmon & Scallop Skewers

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Salmon has great health benefits such as high quality protien and Omega-3 fatty acids.

 

Side Dish: Packet-Grilled Balsamic Green Beans & Peppers

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Peppers have been linked to weight-loss, pain reduction, and contain antioxidants.

 

Dessert: Grilled Balsamic Peaches & Frozen Yogurt

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Just because you are trying to eat healthy doesn’t mean you need to cut out dessert. Substitute regular ice cream for frozen yogurt and get sweetness from fruit instead of added sugar or artificial flavoring.

 

Hottest Outdoor Living Trends for 2014

June 12th, 2014

The hottest outdoor design trends are landscape features for relaxing and entertaining, the 2014 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey found. Sustainable and low-maintenance designs are in demand. The landscape architects surveyed rated gardens and designed landscapes as most popular, outdoor living spaces such as kitchens and entertainment spaces a close second, and outdoor recreation in third.

Landscaping features like lighting, gas fire pits, grills, decorative water features and installed seating are all desirable, as are low-maintenance landscapes and food and vegetable gardens.

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Low Maintenance Landscapes and Gardens

The landscape design elements people want most include drought-tolerant and native plants. They also want fruit and vegetable gardens to reduce environmental impact and do double duty as food sources. Plants that can both withstand and compliment the local climate without much attention are key, while edible plantings are a bonus. The trend of residential agriculture is also part of the growing homesteading movement.

Fruit and vegetable gardens, orchards, xeriscaping (landscaping that reduces the need for additional water), and rain gardens that help divert runoff and overflow water are also popular. Landscape professionals across the country agree that water use is a big trend for 2014 — whether creating water features or to save water in drought-prone areas.

Even limited budgets can accommodate some of the hottest new trends, according to Mary McCoy of MoneyCrashers. Easy-maintenance ground covers and perennials offer low cost and low maintenance landscape design without a big cash outlay.

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Quality, natural materials and sustainable design with elements of relaxation are hot trends in landscaping, too. Lighting, seated dining areas, gas fire pits and fireplaces were the most popular features for outdoor living spaces, including outdoor kitchen and dining areas and outdoor rooms for specific purposes.

With more consumers staying close to home, National Hardware Show predicted at the end of 2013 that outdoor living spaces would be popular in 2014 as people slowly start spending again on landscaping. Fire pits, comfortable seating, high-end and portable grills and outdoor kitchen spaces for dining and entertaining are trends this year.

Outdoor Recreation Amenities

Popular decorative water elements include ornamental pools, splash pools, waterfalls, grottos, water runnels and bubblers. Recreational water features such as spas and hot tubs, as well as whirlpools, saunas, and swimming pools are trendy as homeowners try to get double duty out of any investment in outdoor improvements. Part of this trend, according to TurfDesignBuild.com’s Tom Crain is that Millennials want to get as much out of their backyards and landscapes as possible.

Redesigned Tuscany Pergola

June 12th, 2014

Reimagined Elegance

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The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™, the leader in outdoor living products and design, is pleased to announce the newly redesigned Tuscany Pergola with real-wood beams. The main feature of the redesign is the real-wood beam design from salvaged ponderosa pine from the black forest. A green and sustainable product, that is also beautiful.

Each beam is rough-cut, resulting in a beautiful, rustic finish unique to each beam. A dark Mocha wood stain is then applied for striking contrast. The Tuscany Pergola does much more than bring all of your outdoor elements together; it brings families and friends together as well. This elegant classic column-and-beam style pergola is designed for long lasting outdoor use.

Tuscany Pergola features include:

  • Long lasting outdoor use
  • Reinforced concrete columns and ponderosa pine beams
  • 3 year warranty on structure, 1 year warranty on finish
  • Each column needs to be firmly secured to your deck, patio, or the ground.
  • Beams are rough cut, detail and edge are unique to each beam
  • Dimensions: Height: 98 ¼ in.    Width: 171 in.    Depth: 171 in.

 

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 outdoor fire pits and fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, indoor/outdoor fireplaces (gas, electric, gel), grills (gas and electric), outdoor patio furniture, and accessories. Visit www.outdoorrooms.com for more information.

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

 

Father’s Day

June 10th, 2014

Father’s day is right around the corner and we know just what dad wants– an Electric Cook Number Grill! Not only will dad love this grill, but it’s a gift for the whole family! Just think of all the tasty food that will come off of this grill and all of the quality time family and friends will have while enjoying a meal together. Also great for tailgating, camping, RV’s, boat docks and more! Just plug it in and get grilling!LG20_IE2 2013 Holiday Bow_WEB

Does Dad already have his dream grill? Get him his dream gas fire pit table and watch his face light up! It’s not too late to buy, find a dealer near you or shop online now!

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Memorial Day: Grill up some fun!

May 22nd, 2014

Memorial Day is just around the corner and outdoor entertaining is a must. Our favorite part of entertaining is always the food! Summer is a great time to gather with friends and family and bring out the grill.

LG20ie2We love using our Cook Number Legacy Electric Grill to cook anything from steaks to veggies to pizza. They’re not only efficient but portable too! From backyards to balconies–RVs to boat docks– just plug in one of our electric grills to grill, sear, roast or bake anywhere you go. Here are some delicious grilling recipes (both from the great state of Minnesota) to get your party started!

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and hey, you can’t forget about the burgers: Jucy Lucy Burger (a Minnesota favorite!)

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New Product: Providence Fire Pit Table

May 15th, 2014

Affordable Ambience

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™, the leader in outdoor living products and design, is pleased to announce the Providence Gas Fire Pit Table, newly designed for 2014. This gas fire pit features a compact, modern design for smaller outdoor living spaces.

The Providence Fire Pit Table features a sleek modern design with a black outdoor-rated metal base and stainless steel top. Perfect for use in small outdoor spaces like patios or balconies, as well as modern and commercial settings. At the low price of just $999 this design is durable, beautiful, and affordable.

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The Providence features include:

  • 20 lb. LP Tank fits and hides under base of fire pit—no gas lines to see or trip over
  • Pair with optional glass guard for safety and enhanced flame
  • Can be converted to Natural gas (NG orifice included)
  • Battery operated igniter system
  • Ships in one box—no assembly (LP tank not included)
  • UL Listed for safety
  • Made In USA
  • Dimensions: Height: 23 in.    Width: 32 in.    Depth: 20 in.

 

 

New Product: The Pointe

May 2nd, 2014

Fire With an Edge

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™, the leader in outdoor living products and design, is pleased to announce The Pointe Fire Pit Table, newly designed for 2014. This unique gas fire pit is designed in an “L” shape with two Crystal Fire™ Burners meeting at a 90-degree angle—the first of its kind.

The Pointe Fire Pit Table features a sleek modern design with a black stucco base and Midnight Mist Supercast Top. Perfect for use in: corners, with modern “L” shaped outdoor sofas, around pools, defining space outdoors, and in commercial settings. This design is both durable and beautiful.
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The Pointe features include:

  • Dark Grey Midnight Mist Supercast Top
  • Outdoor rated black stucco base
  • Pair with optional glass guard to enhance flame
  • Many colors and shapes of Crystal Fire™ Gems to add sparkle and glimmer
  • Stores 20 lb. LP tank in base
  • Can be converted to Natural gas (NG orifice included)
  • Battery operated igniter system
  • Height: 23.75”   Length: 52.75”(each section)  Depth: 25.5”

 

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 outdoor fire pits and fire pit tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, indoor/outdoor fireplaces (gas, electric, gel), grills (gas and electric), outdoor patio furniture, and accessories.