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New Product Release: Brooks Fire Table

July 21st, 2016

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The Outdoor GreatRoom Company™ is pleased to announce the newly designed Brooks Fire Table. The Brooks Fire Table features a unique, elevated 12×24” Crystal Fire™ Burner. The burner is made from stainless steel and is UL listed for safety

The table top and base are made from an easy to care for composite decking in a warm grey tone. The modern and rich look coordinates with almost any color furniture. The table is lightweight, but sturdy and durable for outdoor use. It also conceals a 20 lb. LP tank in the base or can be hooked up to natural gas.

FEATURES:

  • Available now for pre sale to Platinum level dealers, full release September 1, 2016
  • Stainless steel Crystal Fire™ Burner
  • Includes clear fire glass, optional glass guard and glass burner cover sold separately
  • Burner produces up to 60,000 BTU’s
  • Graphite Grey powder coated aluminum frame
  • UL Listed

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 tables, pergolas, outdoor kitchen islands, outdoor gas fireplaces, indoor electric fireplaces, grills, outdoor patio furniture and accessories. Visit www.outdoorrooms.com for more information.

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

Perfect Pergola For Your Home

July 14th, 2016

Pergolas are a sophisticated focal piece for your deck or backyard that create an atmosphere of ambiance and style. If you’re looking for a way to tie together the elements of your outdoor room, take a look at the Tuscany Pergola, Lodge II and Sonoma Collection Pergolas. We’re sure one of these pergolas is an excellent fit for your home.

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Tuscany Pergola

The Tuscany Pergola is an elegant addition to your outdoor room. With wood beams made from salvaged Ponderosa Pine found in the Black Forest, the Tuscany Pergola is the perfect private oasis to relax under with family and friends. Not only is it visually appealing, but functional and durable; made to withstand weather and age.

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Sonoma Pergola shown with optional lattice roof.

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Sonoma Pergola used over an outdoor kitchen island.

Sonoma Collection

The Sonoma Collection is simple and beautifully crafted. The Sonoma Pergola is available in three sizes and two colors, Redwood and Mocha, complimenting most architectural looks. The optional lattice roof will add a unique element to your pergola, creating the perfect outdoor room and extension to your home. Take it a step further by using the Sonoma Pergola as a cover for your outdoor kitchen island!

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 Lodge II Pergola shown with optional roof.

Lodge II

Constructed from premium appearance Douglas Fir, the Lodge II Pergola has an authentic lodge feel that gives you a great space to relax and enjoy the nice weather. This pergola is also available with an optional roof. Simply add some comfortable patio furniture and a fire pit to your outdoor room to create a cozy gathering space that’s perfect for hosting and entertaining guests.

 

For more details on these three beautiful Pergolas, check out our website!

 

We’re Moving!

July 7th, 2016

OGC is moving our office, production, warehouse, and shipping facilities this summer! We will be unable to ship any orders July 15-18. Any orders placed July 12-14 will be shipped July 19. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

New address starting July 19 for the Warehouse and August 15 for the office:

14400 Southcross Drive West 

Suite 100

Burnsville, MN  55306

Office Closed July 4-5

July 4th, 2016

OGC offices will be closed for the holiday weekend July 4-5. We will resume regular business hours Wednesday July 6. Happy 4th of July!

4th of July Party Tips

June 30th, 2016

The 4th of July is right around the corner and a big celebration is in order! We’ve put together a list of tips to throwing a fun party, ensuring that both you and your guests have an amazing Independence Day.

Gourmet Grub:

In order to have a great party you must have great food. Check out these easy to make, yet delicious recipes that are perfect for any celebration.

Grilling Recipes and Tips:
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Grilling 101: Tips and Tricks
30 Best BBQ Recipes
How to Grill Vegetables

Creative Decorations!

Add to the celebration by decorating your home and backyard in red, white, and blue. These simple ideas will give you guidance to adding a little color and a little 4th of July spirit to your party.

Add a few center pieces to brighten up your tables:
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American Flag Mason Jar Votive
Red, White and Blue Flower Vases
Patriotic Soda Bottles

Outdoor Décor:
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America Yarn String Lights
Painted Pallet Flag
DIY Lawn Stars

When the food is gone, the drinks have been served, and the fireworks are about to begin, gather around the fire pit with your family and friends for one final treat before the night ends. No 4th of July celebration is complete without some delicious S’mores!

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8 Creative S’mores Ideas
S’more Campfire Cones
S’mores in a Bag

Check out our Pinterest page for more fun tips and ideas for throwing a great 4th of July party!

 

Custom Fire Tables, Outdoor Kitchens, and Burners

June 23rd, 2016

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, restaurants, and more.

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The 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.

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!

How To Choose a Gas Fire Burner

June 16th, 2016

There are many factors that go into selecting an outdoor gas fire pit; one of the most central features is the burner. There are several key items to look for in your burner selection, one of the most important is that it is UL Listed and safety tested. This helps to ensure that the burner will light properly, burn cleanly and be safe to operate. Additionally, it is important to select a burner that is a high-grade stainless steel. This helps for operation and longevity and minimizes any rust options—something you definitely want to do on a gas burner that is exposed to the outside elements. The third item is to have an ignition system that is dependable and easy to operate.

While the above are some of the primary things to look for, there are also some secondary but still very important items to consider. Having a recessed or sunken burner can provide some significant advantages. This helps to protect the fire from the wind while providing some extra safety distance from the fire. To keep the edges of the pan from overheating, having a tapered pan design can significantly help. Additionally, if the metal is a high gloss stainless steel, the mirror affect creates multiple fires and can really enhance the flame, especially after dusk.  For some added safety and reflectivity, it is recommended that the optional tempered glass guards be considered.  They not only help with protection from wind, but also really increase the reflection of the flame.

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One final thought, for clean burning, the best choice for material on top of the burner is the tempered glass beads. It is suggested to only use the recommended amount, as piling up this material will likely cause soot to occur and also make ignition more difficult. The tempered glass beads also look beautiful and can add to the ambience of your fire pit table.

While there may be several burners that meet the above criteria, The Outdoor GreatRoom Company guarantees our Crystal Fire Burners to be safe, burn clean, and look great.

It is worth the time to select the right product as you will get many years of gathering around the fire and creating memories with family and friends in your outdoor room—not to mention warmth!

Host a Backyard BBQ

June 2nd, 2016

The backyard is the perfect place to gather friends and family for an afternoon get-together. Grill hotdogs and hamburgers on the revolutionary Cook Number Grills or at your very own custom outdoor kitchen for the ultimate backyard-cookout experience. Gas and electric models are available and all come with built-in temperature sensors to let you know when your food is done, allowing you to entertain and enjoy your company while still assuring perfect results every time. No more worrying about overcooking!

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Another option is an outdoor kitchen island. Customize your outdoor dining experience by adding music and other kitchen accessories like sinks, refrigerators, side burners, gas fire burner feature, or maybe even a kegerator! All islands are custom made and can be personalized to fit your outdoor space and style. Visit this page to find out more about our custom outdoor kitchen islands.

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Office Closed for Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

The OGC offices will be closed Monday, May 30, to observe Memorial Day. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday, May 31 at 8 am.

Memorial Day Memories

May 26th, 2016

One day closer to Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer. A great way to enjoy your weekend is spending time outside. A time to share with friends and family, and sitting by a fire table is a great way to catch up, relax, and make more memories with those you love. And at the end of the evening, when everyone is staring at the fire remember how lucky we are to be together. We thank all of those who have served or are serving our country!

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