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Replacing Your Mesh Slings? Choose a Fabric That Will Stand the Test of Time

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Even the best quality patio furniture breaks down over time. The effects of the sun, weather, chlorine, sunscreen, and everyday use mean that your mesh slings will eventually need to be replaced. You should expect that your mesh slings will last eight to ten years before they need replacement, but variables like the amount of use they get and their winter storage location will have an effect. Maybe you’re starting to notice that your slings are becoming faded or discolored, or maybe the fabric is starting to fray. The Southern Company can replace your slings with the most durable and cost effective options so you can get the most out of your patio furniture. We have an exciting range of… Read more

Exciting Vinyl Strap Colors for Summer 2016

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With fall in full swing, your patio furniture might not be the first thing on your mind. But even while the light is fading and you’re putting pumpkins on the front porch, there may be a fun project to do that you haven’t considered: planning next year’s patio look. Color is one of your best tools for creating an outdoor look that makes everyone want to spend time in your backyard. And when chairs made by Brown Jordan, Tropitone, and more give you so many color options and combinations to play with, you will need to start now if you want time to decide on next spring’s perfect look! How many times have you bought a new set of sheets… Read more

Let the Experts Tackle Sling Replacement of Your Patio Furniture

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Patio furniture made using a mesh sling has been popular for years. Its linear, elegant look integrates seamlessly into several different types of decor, from modern to traditional. Not only is it comfortable, lightweight and easy to maintain, it can be significantly more affordable than other types of patio furniture such as wood or wrought iron. Eventually you will need to think about sling replacement for these beautiful chairs. While sling patio furniture is quite durable, the sling itself typically lasts about 10 years.  After all those years of use and exposure to the sun, it may become brittle and tear, or become loose or discolored. When this happens you have two options: purchase new patio furniture or repair the… Read more

How to Clean and Care for Your Tropitone Outdoor Furniture

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The development of the Tropitone brand is one fascinating example of a post-war American success story. After the harshness of World War II, in the early 1950’s families across the United States were establishing settled households and becoming more affluent. One of the major boom industries was in making people mobile. Cars were becoming affordable and air travel was transitioning from servicing mostly the wealthy to something any middle class suburban family could do. During this period 46,000 miles of US Interstate Highway were also built to connect the major urban centers of the North American continent together. In conjunction with the rapid expansion of paid vacation and leisure time, faster travel helped huge quantities of hotels, motels, clubs and… Read more

A Guide to Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens and Patio Furniture

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Having an outdoor kitchen is becoming more popular across the country as people look to combine their love of cooking with spending time outside. If you’re thinking about how an outdoor kitchen could help you enjoy time with family and friends while also basking in your beautiful outdoor space, there’s never been a better time than now to start designing your dream kitchen. Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens is the leader for all your needs when it comes to a lovely outdoor space to cook in and relax in. Whether you need stainless steel cabinets built to last around your home’s exterior or a bartending center, Brown Jordan is committed to providing you with the best in the industry. The company… Read more

Restrapping Patio Furniture – Let The Professionals Help!

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Now that the weather has finally warmed up and summer is fast approaching, it is time to think about sitting on the patio, catching some rays, and grilling with family and friends. However, the comfortable vinyl strap patio furniture that you purchased many years back may be starting to show its age. The professionals at The Southern Company are experts at Restrapping Patio Furniture. After much use and years of sitting in the sun, the vinyl straps may be loose and the color may have faded, while the metal frame structurally remains in very good shape. The question is whether to replace the furniture or repair it. Repair or Replace Your Patio Furniture? Vinyl patio furniture has been popular for… Read more

Preparing Your Outdoor Space for Spring

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After a long, cold winter, it’s a good idea to spend a weekend or two sprucing up your outdoor space so that you’re ready to enjoy it all spring and summer long. There are three main areas you can use to divide your attention: the patio, the yard, and the pool. Here are some helpful tips to help you get on top of your spring cleaning and summer preparation. Cleaning Up Your Patio and Patio Furniture Even if you don’t live in a location with a notoriously painful winter, it’s a good plan to freshen up your outdoor space regardless. Making this effort now will help your patio and patio furniture furniture stand the test of time, and it also… Read more

New Year’s Resolutions for Your Patio Space

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After the endless shopping, including the frenzy of Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and then New Year’s celebrations, most of us are secretly thankful to get back to routine and normality. But a new year always brings new aspirations and resolutions. On top of that, most of us can’t wait for the summer to arrive so that we can make the most of our outdoor space and entertain family and friends. So our thoughts inevitably turn towards how we can improve and make the most of our patio area in the coming months. Perhaps you’ve had the same style and design of your outdoor space for years, or maybe you like to change something every year to create a talking point… Read more

Lighting Up Your Outdoor Space

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A very important aspect of creating a beautiful and inviting outdoor space is having the right lighting. From the patio, to the paths, to the borders of the garden, the focus is often on furniture, shapes and plants, without much thought being given to how lighting can enhance the area once the sun goes down. Many of you will have experienced this situation: You have put much effort into creating a welcoming area to entertain outside your home. You are hosting a special evening and have poured your heart into everything from the food to the decorations to the landscaping, only to find that when you switch on the lights at dusk the mood is somewhat dampened. Flexible lighting is… Read more

Decorating Your Outdoor Space For The Holidays

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Whatever the weather is like over the Christmas season, you will want your home to look just as good on the outside as it does on the inside. This can be especially important if you intend to do any of your entertaining outside. Obviously this will depend considerably on where you live, but even if it’s cold, patio heating equipment or an outside portable stove or wood burner can be used for your guests’ comfort. So there are options for most climates to extend your entertaining space beyond the confines of your house. Even if you are not intending to entertain outside, making sure that your patio, porch and/or the entrance to your home feels like a seasonal wonderland can… Read more