All American Outdoor Living Memorial Day Sale-ebration

Experience more than just casual outdoor living with up to 70% off our entire catalog 

The month of May is upon us, and with it comes a calendar chock full of reasons to party. May marks the beginning of the end of the Spring season. Star Wars fans will greet you with the customary “May the 4th be with you” on Star Wars Day; Cinco de Mayo is the next day, followed shortly by Mother’s Day, then The Preakness, and Memorial Day wraps up the month in style. No matter where you’re from, there are plenty of excuses to get out in the yard and celebrate! 

People are beginning to gather socially again as our world slowly reopens due to the success of the nationwide vaccine rollout. If you are among the many longing for a return to normalcy, this might be the perfect month to consider hosting a get-together with your fully vaccinated family and friends. The timing couldn’t be better either; it’s never been safer (in the last year) to visit with distant loved ones; there are plenty of holidays to choose from, we have spent over a year in relative isolation. We are all going slightly insane, and the weather is beautiful!

Here at All American Outdoor Living, we see this as a recipe for some long overdue outdoor fun and festivities. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor living space for maximum comfort and style. To help with your upgrading project, we have a Memorial Day Sale where you can save up to 70% on our entire catalog of elegant outdoor products.

Elegance in the Outdoors

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, All American Outdoor Living has perfected the formula. We offer a diverse line of patio furniture suited to encapsulate your imagination. From rustic to modern, we are proud to present our customers with a broad, colorful selection allowing your unique ideas to flourish. Need a Fire Pit to complete that patio oasis? Need a Patio Umbrella to save yourself from that pesky sun? All American has got you covered – literally.

Meet Some of Our Partners

We pride ourselves on offering a selection of the finest brands in the outdoor furniture business. We, along with our partners, offer the highest quality products alongside top-tier service. Whether you are simply shopping online or required hands-on assistance upgrading your space, All American Outdoor Living is standing by to help with our premiere White Glove Service. We think it is a service that is second to none. 

Sunset West: An upscale line of outdoor products that include various modern and luxurious pieces that will make you and your family finally make proper use of and enjoy the external areas next to your home. These carefully designed pieces are produced to appeal to your sense of style and fashion so that your body and eyes can relax when immersed within the Sunset West patio furniture collection.

They create a beautiful contrast between the outdoor living area and your outdoor space’s vibrant natural colors and are available in tan, gray, and white. You can place any Sunset West outdoor furniture piece in a covered or open area and integrate it within a modern, traditional, or transitional style to accentuate the beauty of your patio or garden. You can even use these pieces in a commercial area such as a bar or lounge to attract more customers and offer an unforgettable and relaxing experience.

Cane-Line: The Cane-Line outdoor furniture includes some of our most inspiring and modern patio furniture in our collection. Cane-Line chairs are sleek and elegant. The Cane-Line outdoor sofas feature an utterly relaxing piece of furniture that will make your patio or garden seem considerably more beautiful and curated.

Our Cane-Line garden furniture comes in brown or other contemporary colors and can be matched with any design style, from modern to casual, rustic, or artisan. In addition, you can place any Cane-Line lounge chair or sofa in an open space without worrying whether you need to anchor it to something else. The captivating design of these chairs and sofas allow them to become accent pieces in any outdoor environment. The Cane-Line patio furniture can seat two people and is made of an aluminum, teak, or wicker frame, combined with a cushion, teak, or wicker seating material.

Ratana: The name Ratana signifies elegance in timeless design and exceptional quality of outdoor furniture, ranging from traditional to transitional and contemporary. Ratana outdoor furniture caters to any style and setting that truly enhances your home and casual living experiences. Our comprehensive line of contract and hospitality specification furniture can be seen worldwide, from 5-star luxury hotels to top-ranked restaurants, from international golf courses to global Olympic venues. Ratana patio furniture pieces are poised to create the ideal setting with premier comfort and prestige to achieve the ultimate relaxation for your luxury lifestyle.

Ratana outdoor furniture pieces are characterized by unique and modern colors such as pink, black, brown, purple, and gray. You can place them in both covered and open spaces to make your outdoor living room more comfortable and extra luxurious. Their sleek and elegant aluminum frames, combined with soft cushions, appeal to your sense of style and allows you to relax in your private oasis.

Fire Pits

Gathering around a fire with friends and family is an unquestionably enjoyable and social outdoor activity. The warmth and light of fire are incredibly soothing, whether you’re making s’mores and sharing ghost stories with the kids, catching up with neighbors over a few drinks, or simply stargazing with a partner.

These types of activities have become so commonplace that purchasing a fire pit has almost become a requirement for homeowners. However, with so many choices to choose from, it can be challenging to know which ones are a worthy investment.

Our line of fire pits is among the most adaptable, well-built, elegant, and efficient models available on the market today. The 42-inch Alumi-Crete Round Firepit is our top seller, and a great example of the high-quality pits open in our catalog. This line of fire pits is powder-coated in aluminum with a Teflon-coated clear finish for a look that is indeed the definition of a modern sheik design. Each model comes with optional fiberglass in an array of colors and reflections to truly elevate the style of your outdoor space. These pits are fitted with stainless steel burners powered by propane tanks, making them easy to maintain and incredibly affordable to operate. Make time this summer to gather with family and friends around your new fire pit and enjoy the best homemade s’mores in town. Just don’t let the marshmallows burn!

Outdoor Couches and Seating

Designed to offer proper outdoor luxury seating, our line of outdoor couches, love seats, and sofa chairs take on proportions and scale usually reserved for indoor upholstery. The collection’s styling is timeless; the comfort is unsurpassed, the only thing missing is the environment in which to place it.

Your patio is supposed to be a place where you can unwind and relax, so some kind of seating is needed. If you have a small yard, luxury comfort chairs are a great choice. Garden chairs come in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, wicker, and aluminum. You should choose the material based on your budget and needs. If your space is small, two chairs will suffice, but if your garden is more extensive, a collection of four or six chairs is suggested.

Loveseats: Our most popular loveseat combines modern and industrial design elements into one eye-catching piece. Its open silhouette and elegant, angular lines are thoughtfully enhanced by details like beveled extrusion edges and subtle soft curves. The Redondo range, which is made of the highest quality materials for comfort and longevity, will last a long time with little upkeep. It has a powder-coated aluminum frame with a polished burnished slate finish and resin feet to protect the foundation.

Large Sofas: Sofa sets are possibly the best choice for garden furniture if you have a large yard. They provide the utmost relaxation. Your garden will look attractive, classy, and decent with sofa sets. What could be better than sitting outside with your guests and talking while enjoying the cool breeze and the fragrance of fresh plants?

All of our large sofas are handcrafted, fully welded into a heat-resistant aluminum frame, durable, architectural grade, and come with a powder-coated finish. The cushions are made of quick-dry foam and come in a wide variety of colors to match your home’s style. They are also UV and weather resistant. Our Coronado Large Sofa is a popular choice and a great place to start your search for the perfect outdoor couch.

If you have ample outdoor space, consider a more oversized couch to fill the space and expand your hosting abilities. Consider our popular Redondo 3-Piece Sectional for the ultimate lounging experience. 

Chairs: If you’re working with a smaller space or budget, consider one or two small comfortable chairs for outdoor relaxing. The Coronado Club Swivel Rocker is an elegant choice that can add a natural boost of class and comfort to your yard.

Don’t wait; the deals are going fast! Visit our showroom for the best deals and be sure to ask about our new ROMA collection. 

America Gets Ready for Backyard Celebrations Again

After more than a year of lockdown and quarantine, people are anxious to enjoy outdoor living again and experience their first tastes of normalcy as vaccination rates climb across the nation. Movie theaters have available showtimes, concert venues are beginning to sell tickets for future shows, and best of all, restaurants are beginning to reopen and offer indoor dining once again. Businesses are still employing safety protection protocols to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19, but it feels like we are on the path to real life again!

The most exciting part about returning to a new normal is the ability to see our friends and hug our loved ones. Now is the perfect time to start planning your next backyard celebration. While we don’t think you need a reason to get together and celebrate (especially after this last year), we’ve got plenty of good excuses to kick up your heels and be merry. Let’s look at an exciting upcoming event and how you can use your outdoor furnishings to have a backyard celebration that the whole neighborhood will want to attend.

Arizona Restaurant Week 2021

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate our progress than enjoying a meal (or seven) during Arizona’s Restaurant Week 2021! Put on yearly by the Arizona Restaurant Association, this statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So, prepare your taste buds and dig in.

Join the Celebration of Arizona’s Restaurant Week 2021

Let us introduce you to some of the restaurants we are excited to try out this year.

Ajo Al’s Mexican Cafe:

Ajo Al’s is a family-owned and operated restaurant business serving Sonoran-style Mexican food since 1986. All of their menu items are prepared fresh daily, featuring the freshest and finest local ingredients available. Their specialties include smoked street tacos, Mexican pizzas, and their famous frozen margaritas! Visit any one of their four valley locations and find out why Ajo Al’s is no ordinary Mexican Cafe. They also claim to be Arizona’s original Mexican Cafe.

We are excited to try a Mexican pizza not made by a fast-food chain and wash it down with a frozen margarita – which sounds like a perfect meal for a Sunday afternoon get-together.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill:

Thirsty Lion’s culinary commitment is to provide an eclectic variety of multi-cultural cuisines, emphasizing local ingredients, bold flavors, and scratch recipes. Their fresh sheet specials focus on the changing seasons with unique ingredients, including fresh seafood, quality meats, artisan cheeses, and local vegetables & fruits. Their menu selections represent popular and culturally relevant recipe creation, including the infusion of craft beer into the food. They have three locations across Arizona and are offering a special 3-course prix fixe meal for $33.

This eclectic menu has something for everyone and features many trendy offerings. We are particularly intrigued by the Scotch Eggs and Gochujang BBQ Pork and Kimchi Fried Rice – quite the cultural, culinary mash-up!

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar:

Quality, comfort, and value are three key ingredients that make The Keg Steakhouse & Bar experience unlike any other. Highlighted by exceptional service and mouthwatering steaks, The Keg creates an atmosphere that encourages guests to enjoy, relax and be themselves. Whether you’re getting together with friends or celebrating with family, you’ll always be welcomed with a smile.

This classic upscale steak house calls to the carnivore in us. From the Bleu Cheese Filet Mignon to the surf and turf Sirloin and Lobster, there are almost too many decadent options to choose from. Just make sure to practice eating with your pinky fully extended before you arrive.

The Sicilian Butcher:

The Sicilian Butcher is centered upon a build-your-own meal experience featuring gourmet meatballs and charcuterie boards with casual dine-in and to-go services. This modern-casual meatball and butchery-inspired concept are the first of its kind to launch in Arizona. They have three locations across Arizona and offer a special 3-course prix fixe meal that looks out of this world. If you’ve been craving high-quality authentic Italian food, look no further than the Sicilian Butcher.

Dine Out at Home

If you are unable or not ready yet to dine out, consider supporting your local restaurants by ordering take-out from their establishments. This year has been challenging for every American, but restaurant owners and workers suffered by closing up shop. Not only can you celebrate some of the best cuisines that Arizona has to offer, at the same time you can enjoy your fine outdoor furniture while helping your fellow Arizonan business stay open.

Restaurant Week is the perfect excuse to have people over and try some exciting new local foods. Here at All American Outdoor Living, we have plans to host a big backyard party catered by some of these participating restaurants. If this sounds like a good time, consider doing the same with your family and friends! Lucky for you, we have all the information and equipment you’ll need to pull off a successful Restaurant Week backyard celebration. Let’s cover the basics for throwing the best backyard bash.

Get Your Backyard Party Ready

Hosting a memorable backyard party is all about providing comfort for your guests. Comfortable furniture, fire pits, good food, and proper protection from the elements are the foundation of your event. Here are some essential items you can add to your backyard to bring the party to life.

Fire Pits

Gather around your fire pit with a delicious Restaurant Week Fire meal and finish it off with freshly roasted s’mores. Fire pits can be custom designed to match most styles using marble, cast aluminum, concrete, and slate. They can also be customized to your gas preferences, whether it’s natural gas, ethanol, propane, or an actual wood-burning pit. 

We suggest getting one that sits above the ground for the first-time fire pit owner instead of committing to a full dug-out pit. Think of it as getting the fire pit equivalent of an above-ground pool; it will do the job and requires a smaller upfront investment and long-term commitment. Concrete fire pits are a great place to start your search. The Round Moderno Concrete Fire Pit is an affordable starting pit and comes with fifty pounds of stunning blue volcanic rock that will make your entire patio pop visually. 

Round Moderno Concrete Fire Pit

If you are looking for a fire pit that is less about functionality and more about decoration, check out the Tavola Concrete Fire Pit below. This pit is perfect for covering large areas of your patio and adding a really elegant ambiance to the environment.

Tavola Concrete Fire Pit

If your fire pit desires are purely about decoration, see the Pentola Concrete Fire Pit below. A few of these strategically placed around your yard will warm your space and make it feel exquisite.

Pentola Concrete Fire Pit

Fire Tables

Fire pits are not for everyone as they can be a big commitment for your patio space and tend to be pricey; if this sounds like you, consider an alternative such as a fire table. Fire tables are functional pieces of furniture that feature a live burning centerpiece. These tables come in various shapes, sizes, and finishes and are usually powered by gas or gel canisters. 

If your family enjoys dinners outside, consider the Trinidad Octagonal Gas Dining Firepit. Its sturdy aluminum frame and powder-coated finish make it ideal for fall weather and are big enough to fit most large families. For those who enjoy a hot beverage in the morning or cozying up and watching the sunset, consider one of our favorite options: The Icon Rectangular Fire Pit Coffee Table. This table can fill your patio space in both form and function, perfect for coffee and snacks.

Patio Covers

Patio covers are essential all year round, but especially so during the hot Summer months. Protect your furniture patio investment by covering your pieces with patio covers. Rain, persistent dew, falling leaves and branches, and wind are all factors that could damage your property in the long term. It is a good rule of thumb to be preventive about your protection practices instead of reactive. Some damage can’t be undone. 

Our outdoor patio covers are constructed of top-grade fabrics and fibers, made of solution-dyed acrylic and nylon fabrics. Our outdoor patio furniture covers are durable and breathable, water-resistant, and will not crack or peel like vinyl. The patio covers are beige and have various sizes that fit table and chair covers, individual covers like an outdoor sofa or loveseat. We also offer fire pit covers, chaise lounge, and umbrella covers too. Our outdoor patio covers will fit aluminum furniture companies such as Tropitone, Mallin, Brown Jordan, or Castelle, as well wicker manufacturers like Ebel, NorthCape International, and Lloyd Flanders, along with outdoor wrought iron companies like O.W. Lee and Meadowcraft. 

Spring into Summer with All American Outdoor Living, Arizona Restaurant Week, and your long-lost friends and family members.

Winter Patio Heating Solutions

After this unrelenting year of the coronavirus lockdown, many people have taken their personal outdoor spaces as a refuge from always being inside. With the home now serving as your residence and place of business, upgrades and remodels to maximize space have become a top priority. If you happen to live in a climate with colder weather, using your outdoor space year-round is not always an option. However, with proper equipment, furniture, and decor, you can turn even the coldest backyard into a warm and inviting space. Let’s look at how to furnish and warm your outdoor space properly.

Before You Buy

There are many considerations to take into account before making a purchase or commitment to an outdoor heating source. As with any investment, it is essential to do your research and then discuss it with a professional. This is a type of purchase that you’ll want to put the thought in n and get right the first time.

Before you buy, consider the location of the heat source. Ask yourself if there is enough space for the device you want and if it can be operated safely. Make sure to look up and check for what is above your potential heat source to avoid potential fire hazards. Also, consider the weather and if you’ll need to store your heating device during inclement weather. Lastly, factor your budget upfront to have a realistic idea of what you are getting into financially.

Fire Up the Backyard

One of the most idyllic and affordable ways to heat your backyard is using a fire source. It could be a fire pit, a built-in fireplace, or even something less traditional like a pizza oven. Your fuel choice can also impact how much your outdoor heating costs you and should be determined not only by local laws and codes. Check with your city or county for any ordinances you need to be mindful of, such as wood-burning laws and performance standards (the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also provides information and links to many regional ordinances and regulations). Generally, though, the most environmentally-friendly choices are butane or gas, which both need to be hooked up by a professional.

Fire Pits: Arguably the most popular modern fire-based heating source, fire pits earn their reputation by being easy to use, affordable, and in some cases, portable. Fire pits come in a wide variety of styles and can be simple or very complex, even decorative if you desire. Fire pits are highly customizable and can be made to fit any decor or available space in your yard. A popular trend in modern design has been to use concrete for outdoor features, and this has translated very well to the world of fire pits.

Fire Tables: If your yard is not large enough or a permanent pit doesn’t appeal to you, consider an alternative option in a fire table. These outdoor tables come in all shapes and sizes, from coffee tables to full-sized dining tables, and feature a gas-lit fire pit in the center. These options are practical in more than one way and are very aesthetically pleasing, not to mention a great way to make s’mores with family and friends. Fire pits and fire tables are also made in nearly all common outdoor materials, so you can get one that matches your needs and home decor.

Traditional Fireplace: A more permanent solution to outdoor heating is to have a custom fireplace built. As with any construction project, this can be simple or too elaborate, depending on your goals and budget. Even a simple fireplace will add value to your property and is a safe way to experience a traditional fire for warmth. Fireplaces can be fueled traditionally with wood or built with a gas-line for easy and quick use. Make sure to consider all exterior surroundings for potential fire hazards when installing your fireplace. Avoid areas with low-hanging trees, wooden structures above, large shrubbery, or plants. If you want to be considerate, consider the wind and airflow’s expected direction so that you don’t end up blowing smoke into your neighbor’s homes.

Chimineas: Also known as a portable fireplace, chimineas are a hot item as of late. Popularity for these items has surged due to the combination of the pandemic and social media. The good news is that these are the most affordable option on the market in terms of fireplaces. Stylish looking and functional, chimineas are a great way to heat even the smallest of outdoor spaces. These are also great options for homeowners who want a longer-term solution but don’t want to invest in a full fireplace because they blend in and look more permanent than they are.

Cooking Appliances: If you are willing to think outside the box about how you heat your patio, consider installing a pizza oven or large grill in your backyard. Not only will these appliances put off a ton of excess heat (especially the pizza oven), but you get to warm your outdoor space and cook delicious food at the same time! As they say, “two birds, one stone.” These appliances are also great for causing social gatherings and can be built to match and elevate your outdoor decor.

Alternative Outdoor Heating Sources

If messing with live fire is not for you, consider a safer option in an electrically-powered heating source.

Propane Lamp Patio Heaters: Commonly found on restaurant patios or in hotel common- areas, propane patio heaters are a popular and affordable solution for heating your backyard. A few strategically placed heaters could provide heat for your whole backyard social gathering. These perform well on porches, patios, and decks alike. Often equipped with wheels, these lamp-like devices are portable and easily stored in the warmer months.

The most significant benefit of these heat lamps is their immediate effect on the environment. Often activated with a one-button push, these heaters can quickly come up to temperature and directly impact the cold. These devices are not recommended for outdoor spaces that are covered or have low airflow.

Space Heaters: A more personal solution to outdoor heating is to use a personal space heater. More commonly used indoors, these devices are still functional outdoors. While significantly less efficient, a personal space heater placed in front of you can be the perfect companion while you read a book or enjoy a cup of tea on a cold evening.

Luxurious Heating Solutions

While these might not be options for everyone, they are significant considerations for those who have room in their budget to splurge on a luxurious heating source.

Heated Floors: Typically seen in a bathroom, heated floors are gaining popularity in modern home designs. What’s trending now is the implementation and use of heated floors for outdoor patios. Not only are heated floors great for warming up your backyard environment, but they are also great for melting snow and keeping surfaces from becoming icy. If your budget allows, these radiant heating solutions are the pinnacle of luxury and function.

Spas and Hot Tubs: Allow me to paint a romantic picture for you. It’s a cold winter or spring evening, and the stars are shining above as you relax in a perfectly heated hot tub. Of course, there is champagne and caviar next to you as classical music plays, with your butler standing by to refill your drink. Well, the butler and champagne part might be a dream, but the rest could very much be your life if you invest in a spa or hot tub for your backyard. Traditional pools or hot tubs can be a large construction project, but a simple above-ground spa is simple to install. Just make sure to have a warm robe and slippers to wear out of the hot tub, or it will be a cold journey back inside.

Simple Outdoor Heating Solutions

Not all outdoor heating options have to be fire or electricity-based. Sometimes, simple solutions are the best for your needs.

Outdoor Rugs: Give your outdoor space an added comfort underfoot, all while standing up to cold weather. At All American Outdoor Living, we feature incredibly durable, low maintenance, and beautiful, all-weather outdoor rugs that are the perfect addition for any patio, deck, or porch. The simple addition of a carpet can dramatically reduce the cold from the ground and create a

much more comfortable and enjoyable outdoor environment. Rugs are also a great way to improve your exterior decor or express yourself creatively. Avoid rugs that are shag-like or have too many long fibers, or cleaning it will be a nightmare.

Blankets and Throws: Maybe the most straightforward solution on our list is the humble blanket. Blankets and fancy throws can be used to spruce up the look of outdoor furniture and can keep you warm while enjoying your patio all year long.

Pro Tip: Toss your blankets and throws into the dryer for a few minutes before going outside for bonus warmth and comfort.

5 Clever Additions for Your Backyard Patio This Fall

One of the most enjoyable parts of the Summer season is being able to relish the great outdoors from the comfort of your home’s backyard patio space. Nothing is more picturesque and idyllic of Summer than grilling some delicious food in your yard while spending time with family and friends. 

If you are like most Americans who have been sheltering inside for the last seven months, you have probably spent quite a bit more time enjoying your home and backyard more than usual. For a lot of people, upgrading and then enjoying their patio space has kept them sane during these uncertain times of the pandemic. 

Now that the sun is setting on the Summer season, people all across the country are beginning to prepare for the changing weather. For backyard lounging enthusiasts, this means either packing up the patio furniture for storage, buying a new set of weather-resistant furniture, or making weatherproof adjustments to your current set. 

Whatever your specific situation might be, one thing is certain for everyone: now is the time to prepare your patio space for the cooling weather ahead. But you don’t have to let the cold weather stop your outdoor family dinners or cancel backyard movie night. 

To help you adjust with the changing seasons, we have gathered a list of the top 5 clever additions for your backyard this fall. Use these ideas to build or upgrade to the perfect patio space and keep your loved ones comfy and cozy as we head into the holidays. 

Patio Umbrellas

While it might seem counterintuitive to install a large patio umbrella right after the Summer sun has gone, remember that umbrellas do more than just provide shade. A large patio umbrella can be the perfect solution to keep you dry during the rainy weather that fall brings. 

Protect yourself from the sun and rain with an umbrella made of sturdy materials and sun-resistant fabrics. As you begin to shop around for the right umbrella for you, consider the types and styles of umbrellas on the market. Here is a breakdown of the common choices you will find.

Cantilever Umbrellas: Cantilever umbrellas provide versatility, form, and function to your outdoor living space. A cantilever umbrella is different from a typical umbrella. This umbrella is suspended in the air and supported by a freestanding pole on the side, instead of in the middle. The standard size for cantilever umbrellas is between 9′ -13′ in diameter, which happens to be the perfect size for many patio seating and dining areas. 

The best designed units are capable of rotating forward, backward and a full 360 degrees. This versatile shade structure comes in a variety of sizes and fabrics. The fabric choices are important as it will determine the lifespan of your umbrella. Look for brands that offer the patented Sunbrella fabrics as an option. 

Automatic Tilt Umbrellas: Also known as “auto tilt,” these umbrellas are a great innovation that has quickly grown into one of the most popular features in any outdoor umbrella. Standard umbrellas usually open by turning a crank, but the automatic tilt umbrella does that and more. After you have cranked the handle to fully open the shade, you can continue to turn an auto tilt umbrella in order to adjust its tilt relative to the sun (or rain). 

These umbrellas work by a series of mechanical levers and joints inside the umbrella pole. And because the tilting feature in automatic tilt umbrellas, the tilting positions run the full range. Generally speaking, you can tilt your umbrella to any direction or angle you see fit.

Wood Market Umbrellas: Looking for something a little more affordable? Look no further than a wood market umbrellas if you are out to cut costs. These umbrellas are made of a simple wooden pole, often with a basic pulley system for the shade. 

These units are much more cost friendly and fit the decor of most environments. These umbrellas also can come in the recommended Sunbrella fabric and are highly recommended for entry level backyard enthusiasts. 

Outdoor Rugs

You can really add a new level of comfort and luxury to your outdoor space by bringing a touch of the indoors outside. It might seem strange to think about putting a rug outside, but it is actually a practical and eye-pleasing choice. During the Summer, a rug can keep your feet off the hot ground; In the winter it will keep your toes from freezing to the ground. Outdoor rugs can add a pop of color or a vibrant pattern to really liven up your patio space.

When selecting an outdoor rug for your space, you’ll need to purchase a rug made to stand up against mother nature. The rugs in your house most likely won’t be suitable for outdoor conditions, so look for ones that are durable, low maintenance, and ties the room together. 

At All American Outdoor Living, we have a selection of rugs to meet your preferred style. All of our designs are weather resistant, 100% recyclable, and made of a UV stable polypropylene construction. For a classic fall feel, try the Birmingham Almond Outdoor Rug, and if you’re on a budget, check out the Tuscan Birch Outdoor Rug.

Fire Pits

Nothing will help you prepare for the cold weather better than a backyard fire pit. Roasting s’mores over the fire, telling ghost stories for Halloween, and snuggling up with a good book are just a few of the fun activities a fire pit will allow you and your family. Fire pits can be custom designed to match most styles using materials like marble, cast aluminum, concrete, and slate. They can also be customized to your gas preferences, whether its natural gas, ethanol, propane or a true wood burning pit. 

For the first-time, fire-pit owner, we suggest getting one that sits above the ground instead of committing to a fully dug-out pit. Think of it as getting the fire pit equivalent of an above-ground pool; it will do the job and requires a smaller upfront investment and long-term commitment. Concrete fire pits are a great place to start your search. 

The Round Moderno Concrete Fire Pit is an affordable starting pit and comes with fifty pounds of stunning blue volcanic rock that will make your entire patio pop visually. This style pit is perfect as a functional pit for gathering around or roasting s’mores with friends and family. 

If you are looking for a fire pit that is less about functionality and more about decoration, check out the Tavola Concrete Fire Pit. This pit is perfect for covering large areas of your patio and adding a really elegant ambiance to the environment. If your fire pit desires are purely about decoration, see the Pentola Concrete Fire Pit. A few of these strategically placed around your yard will warm your space and make it feel truly elegant.

Fire Tables

Fire pits are not for everyone as they can be a big commitment for your patio space and tend to be pricey. If this sounds like you, consider an alternative such as a fire table. Fire tables are functional pieces of furniture that feature a live burning centerpiece. These tables come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and finishes and are usually powered by gas or gel canisters. 

If your family enjoys dinners outside, consider the Trinidad Octagonal Gas Dining Firepit. It’s sturdy aluminum frame and powder coated finish make it ideal for the fall weather and is big enough to fit most large families. For those who enjoy a hot beverage in the morning or cozying up and watching the sunset, consider one of our favorite options: The Icon Rectangular Fire Pit Coffee Table. Perfect for coffee and snacks, this table can fill out your patio space in both form and function.

Patio Covers

Patio covers are important all year round, but especially so during the fall and winter months. Protect your furniture patio investment by covering your pieces with patio covers. Rain, persistent dew, falling leaves and branches, and wind are all factors that could damage your property in the long term. It is a good rule of thumb to be preventive about your protection practices instead of reactive. Some damage can’t be undone. 

At All American Outdoor Living, our outdoor patio covers are constructed of top-grade fabrics and fibers, made of solution dyed acrylic and nylon fabrics. Our outdoor patio furniture covers are durable and breathable, water resistant, and will not crack or peel like vinyl. The patio covers are beige in color and have a variety of sizes that fit table and chair covers, individual covers like an outdoor sofa, or loveseat. We also offer fire pit covers, chaise lounge, and umbrella covers too. Our outdoor patio covers will fit aluminum furniture companies such as Tropitone, Mallin, Brown Jordan or Castelle, as well wicker manufacturers like Ebel, NorthCape International, and Lloyd Flanders, along with outdoor wrought iron companies like O.W. Lee and Meadowcraft. 

Fall Designs for Comfort and Style in Your Backyard Patio

Deep Seating Collections are all the Rage for This Season

Summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye this year. This unprecedented pandemic and subsequent lockdown have made the once glorious months of summer fly by. While we will long for the warm days playing at the beach or camping in nature, we can take comfort in knowing that an even better season has arrived to fill the void. Fall is here in full force and is changing everything in its path (especially the trees).

Fall weather is emblematic of comfort and coziness. The days are beautiful and the evenings are lovely to enjoy in your backyard patio. It is the perfect time to grab a cozy warm blanket, a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and a good book to read while you take in an autumn sunset. The only thing missing from this romantic image of fall is an inviting patio space and comfortable, deep seating furniture collections to enjoy it on. That’s where we come in. Here are a handful of ideas you can use to spruce up your patio and make the most of the changing season.

Deep Seating Outdoor Furniture

There is something so relaxing about lounging outdoors in a comfortable chair. The idea of a hammock has always seemed fun, but they never are quite as comfortable as you hope they’d be. Instead of trying to figure out how to tie a string between two trees, consider investing in an outdoor furniture set that has deep seated comfort built in. There are several options for deep seating, from sofas, to love seats and lounge chairs. These pair nicely with outdoor accessories like ottomans and coffee tables to really tie your outdoor room together.

The Best Bang for Your Buck: Wicker Weave Furniture Sets

Starting our list off strong is the best all-around value set for your backyard. The Frances 5- Piece Wicker Weave Seating Set is not only affordable, it also is made of a weather resistant resin wicker that can stand up to the toughest of mother nature’s elements. The color scheme and design are elegant and neutral, making it perfect for a wide variety of patio designs and decor. The couch offers an incredibly deep-seated comfort and is a great place to entertain guests or relax with your loved ones.

Frances 5- Piece Wicker Weave Seating Set

If you are looking for something that is just a tad more upscale in design and offers the same durability and comfort, check out the Antigua Wicker Deep Seating Set. The PVC-Resin material has an elegance about it that regular plastic lacks. Both come with a 5-year warranty for your peace of mind.

Antigua Wicker Deep Seating Set

Class Meets Comfort: Handcrafted Aluminum Furniture Sets

When it comes to class, quality, and comfort, these handcrafted aluminum furniture sets do not disappoint. The Madrid Cushion 7-Piece Seating Set is the perfect set for backyards set in a hotter climate (or themed decoratively as such). Dark and neutral tones bring out the earthy and outdoor feel of this set. This furniture would feel right at home in a Tuscan or Ranch style patio.

For a more modern approach, take a look at the Trento Cushion 6-Piece Deep Seating Collection. This handcrafted collection features lines and colors that are much more modern. They pop in a beach setting, garden or extremely modern home design and are handcrafted with spectacular style and a modern aesthetic for any patio, terrace or pool side deck.

Trento Cushion 6-Piece Deep Seating Collection

If comfort is more important to you, look no further than the Belle Epoque 5-Piece Crescent Deep Seating Collection or the Madrid 4-Piece Crescent Deep Seating Collection. Madrid is a collection of style, quality, and value for the Old World design.

Versatile Designs: Powder Coated Aluminum Furniture Sets

The furniture sets in this category are the definition of value, versatility, and comfort. These powder coated aluminum structures support a wide variety of comfortable cushions that can be tailored to match the design of your outdoor space. If you are looking for an all-around solution for your patio, check out the Kenzo Seating, Corsica Seating, Lucia Seating, or Lakeside Cushion Deep Seating Collection furniture sets.

Kenzo Seating

One of the more unique and homey-looking sets in this category is the Seattle Deep Seating Collection. The powder coating on this set has been shaped and stained to look like weather faux driftwood and is so kitsch it could be straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie.

If you are going to be entertaining a large number of guests, you will likely need a couch that is big enough to accommodate the extra seating needs. The Urban Retreat 4 Piece Sectional is ready to serve with an extra-long couch and connecting loveseats to ottomans. This is the perfect couch for watching a movie outdoors.

Urban Retreat 4 Piece Sectional

The best part is that all of these furniture sets come with a 15-year warranty, so there is no safer place to invest your patio furniture money for the long term.

Warmed by the Hearth: Furniture Sets for Fire Pits

An ever-popular trend for backyard patios is the fire pit. Making s’mores and telling ghost stories are just some of the fun things you can enjoy when you install a backyard fire pit. There are options for both gas and wood burning pits and you can’t really go wrong with either. The price and construction requirements will likely determine what set up is best for your patio.

Once you have your pit, you’ll need a good hearty patio furniture set that can stand up to high temperatures. The Park Place 7-Piece Cushion Seating Collection is a great set for a patio fire pit. Its handcrafted aluminum frame has been treated to be heat resistant so it’s not only durable, but also resistant to heating up to an uncomfortable temperature. Several fabrics are available which are naturally flame retardant in case of a runaway ember.

Dining in Nature: Outdoor Kitchen Furniture Sets

One of the best parts of having an outdoor patio is the idea of an outdoor kitchen. They come in all shapes and sizes, with varying functions based on your culinary preferences. Barbecues, smokers, grills, cocktail bars; the possibilities are endless. Focusing on the cooking aspect of your outdoor patio kitchen is only half the battle; you also need to consider where you’ll be eating your delicious food.

If you love to cook and enjoy your meals while taking in a breath of fresh air, you’ll need a set of patio furniture that is centered around traditional tables and chairs. Look for a furniture set like The MAD Fusion 5-Piece Lounge Collection to keep you comfortable during your outdoor dining experiences. The stainless-steel frame is heavy and comfortable, improved by the high-density polyethylene lumbar support seating. It has a central table for a focus on food and drink along with a set of chairs that bring the whole group together. Best of all, this product has the longest warranty of all at an astonishing 20 years.

Tying Your Whole Outdoor Room Together

After you have chosen the perfect outdoor patio furniture set for your home, it is time to begin filling in the decorative gaps between the other elements of your yard. Here are some hot design trends for this fall season.

Outdoor Lighting: Proper lighting can really make your outdoor space feel inviting. If you are looking for a more traditional lighting set up, try a ceramic outdoor light. They are affordable, durable, and most importantly, portable. These lights are aesthetically pleasing and can illuminate a large space.

For a more elegant approach, try string lighting. The medium sized round bulbs are a popular trend this year and can make your backyard patio feel magical. The light is also soft and nonintrusive to neighbors.

Breakfast Patio: People are working from home in larger numbers than ever before because of the pandemic. As a result, less people are having to eat breakfast on the way to work or grab a doughnut at the office and can actually enjoy eating a nice meal. Why not enjoy your breakfast and coffee from your own outdoor breakfast nook? A small table, a few comfortable chairs, maybe an umbrella, and you have a cozy little place to start your day off on the right foot.

Unique Seating: Another hot trend right now is adding unique or funky pieces of furniture to your patio. Hammocks are always in for people who enjoy them, but porch swings have seen a recent uptick in popularity. Traditional porch swings are easy to use and pretty affordable, but people have gotten quite creative with what can be used as a swing. While it may not be for your average backyard dweller, swinging sofas have become a thing amongst those who have the proper space for it. It sounds strange, but also incredibly comfortable.

However, you do it, take the time to spruce up your outdoor patio this year. We are all spending more time at home but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Let All American Outdoor Patio help you build your ideal patio space for this fall season and don’t forget to ask about of free custom design assistance.

Tips for Designing a Relaxing and Productive Outdoor Work Environment

How to Make Your Patio the Perfect Workplace of the Future

One of the silver linings about our current need to shelter in place for our collective safety is the opportunity to create a workspace at home. More and more people are working from home and companies all over are starting to see how cost effective and safe it can be to cut the commute to the office. 

As a result, more people than ever are pursuing the idea of extending their living environment into their home patio and backyard in order to have the space and freedom to work in a peaceful and open-air environment.

An outdoor office helps home-based workers separate their work space from their living space. Research studies show that spending time outdoors helps us think more clearly and be more productive. Employees with views of nature also report they like their jobs more.

Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your patio into an outdoor office. Let’s look at the things you should consider as you establish your outdoor work space. 

Protection from the Elements 

The outdoor elements need to be carefully considered in order to establish a productive workflow that won’t be continuously interrupted by mother nature. You’ll want to put in a work surface that is both comfortable and resistant to the outdoor elements. 

An outdoor granite countertop or table is a perfect solution for an outdoor work surface. If you’re more inclined to a traditional set up, consider an outdoor patio table, preferably one that is designed for comfort if you plan to work or hang out for long periods of time.

Shade is the most critical element when it comes to being able to work productively outside. You have to be able to easily see your computer monitor and glare on your screen can make it impossible to work and can actually hurt your vision.  Be sure to situate yourself and your equipment to take full advantage of shady protection from the sun. 

You can also conserve energy and lower your carbon footprint by working outdoors with the help of awnings, umbrellas and blinds. 

Patio Awning for Your Backyard 

Your patio awning provides the majority of your shade during the day. If you plan to be outdoors in the evening, you might be better served with an awning that is retractable for when the sun goes down. There are models that are manually retractable and some that are controlled with electronics. Consider your lifestyle when choosing between the two options.

You want to choose an awning that compliments your current design style and can span up to 20 feet. We also recommend looking for one with a 16-foot drop and that employs a magnet at the base of the cable guidance system to allow your fabric to hang flatter. This will keep your awning more stable on a windy day.  

Patio Umbrellas 

Patio umbrellas can be used for cover from shade all year round, but they are critical when it comes to being able to work outside.  

Of course, you want your umbrella to look elegant and match your current patio design style, but also consider that you need a quality, outdoor fabric (such as Sunbrella) that will last a long time and stand up to the sun’s powerful rays. It won’t do you any good to get a fancy umbrella if it doesn’t effectively cover you and your work space. 

Look for an umbrella with the ability to tilt so you can get a good angle of shade any time of the day. Don’t forget to get an umbrella stand that can support the weight of the umbrella.

Patio Blinds 

When it comes to patio blinds, looks are important, but functionality is key. Look for blinds that fit your design style, but also ones which feature an HD magnetic lock system that uses magnets to hold the fabric in place. This will reduce movement in windy conditions and keep your blinds from flapping all over the place.

Another extremely important detail to remember when picking out patio blinds is the fabric retention track shade. A fabric retention track shade holds fabric on the inside of the track and will create a seal, keeping out insects, critters, dirt and weather. 

Outdoor Fire Pits 

Here’s your chance to live the dream of having an outdoor firepit. You may not have it going all day, but what a wonderful and relaxing element to have as the sun starts to set and you are still working.  

You can choose from a vast array of fire pits made from marble, slate, concrete and cast aluminum. Fire pits come in all different shapes and styles.  

Outdoor fire pits are available with natural gas, propane and ethanol to complement any patio furniture setting. They are an amazing conversation piece and a place where your family can join you at the end of a long work day.  

Outdoor Kitchens 

Outdoor kitchens are all the rage right now. Why not incorporate one into your outdoor office so you can cook lunch and do your video conferences at the same time. Add an outdoor bar and happy hour can start early every day!

There are some practical and affordable all-in-one outdoor kitchen units that can create a luxury outdoor space without the need for a large construction project. They come in designer colors, stainless steel, and realistic wood grains. With a BBQ and bar in your outdoor office, you will have everything you need to create a premier outdoor dining and work space.  

Outdoor Lighting 

Outdoor lighting is available in many contemporary and modern designs. Look for options that are durable and water-resistant to hold up in all climates. Lighting needs to be reliable so interruptions don’t break up your workflow. If you are working around dusk time, you will need extra lighting for your outdoor office. Ceramic outdoor lights are a great choice for this as they are practical and add a “wow” factor to your outdoor office.

Noise or No Noise? 

Do you work better with music and ambient noise or are you better with silence? 

For those who prefer relaxing noise in the background, the easiest way to create a relaxing environment outside is to buy a high-quality portable loudspeaker system with a weatherproof design. 

For those who need a quiet work space, there is no better place to be than outside. Just make sure you can close the patio door and white out the noise from inside the house. If you have noisy neighbors, you may need to consider some noise cancelling headphones.

More Practical Elements 

WIFI is essential for today’s digital work environment. You need to make sure you have a strong signal to the area you will be working in. Range extenders can be useful if your patio is far away from the router.

Plan for your need to access electrical outlets.  Avoid grass areas where landscaping features require regular irrigation. You may need to invest in some extension cords and surge protectors.

Will you use existing outdoor furniture or possibly create an area where you can have a standing desk? Why not plan for both so you can move around every few hours and give your body a chance to stand and sit? 

You will need storage for files that can be portable or you could invest in a cabinet that can be outdoors but covered from the elements. Don’t forget to create a system for yourself where you plan to put away your work at the end of the day. 

How much equipment besides your computer and phone will you need? Maybe your outdoor office needs a printer/scanner. Can you find a safe space to have this outside, or maybe you can keep this equipment just inside the home close enough to access remotely? This design gives you a chance to stand up and move a few times a day which is great for your body.  

Don’t forget to get a small waste basket so you don’t have to keep going inside or create a mess outside.  

Create a Space to be Productive and Relaxed 

Being close to nature is rejuvenating. It makes us happier and healthier and is definitely one of the highlights of having an outdoor home office. If you already have a beautiful landscape in your backyard, you may not have to add anything. 

If nature isn’t nearby, there are always ways to add plants, trees and other decor to bring nature to your outdoor space. You can either create a permanent workspace in your backyard, or an outdoor getaway from the office when quarantine life gets too hectic.

Being able to relax, focus and be productive while connecting with nature is a truly life-changing experience. Once you build your outdoor office, it might be hard to ever go back and work in an indoor office again! However, you choose to design your backyard office environment, your work and health are sure to benefit. 

Choosing the Best Barbecue Smoker for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Summer is here and that means it is time once again to bust out the barbecue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people will be spending the majority of the summer safely at home. As a result, there has never been a better time or excuse to upgrade your grilling station and expand your barbecue horizons.

Since we’ve no place to go, why not learn to cook low and slow? Smokers are becoming more popular these days and are the perfect companion to your standard grill setup. Smokers come in all shapes and sizes, so we are here to help break them down so you can find the device that is perfect for your outdoor space. Let’s dive in!

What’s the Difference Between a Grill and a Smoker?

First and foremost, it is important to understand the difference between a smoker and a standard grill. As the name implies, smokers use smoke to cook the food (an indirect heat source), as opposed to a grill which uses an open flame (a direct heat source). Smokers are more suited to a low and slow style of cooking, while a grill can bring a piece of meat up to temperature much quicker.

Smokers and grills can both be fueled by electricity, gas, wood or charcoal, but the flavor results will vary greatly between each method. Electric and gas devices are much easier to use, but they lack the punch of flavor that charcoal or wood can produce in your food. Smokers are slightly less flexible than a standard grill as they really only have one mode of cooking: low and slow with internal temperatures ranging from 160 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Backyard grills are capable of using a combination of direct heat and indirect heat with internal temperatures up and above 400 degrees Fahrenheit, but they certainly cannot attain the rich flavor that a smoker produces.

So, what type of smoker is right for you?

The Four Main Types of Smokers

When considering purchasing a smoker, it’s important to know what options and features are available to you so you end up with the right unit. There are four main types of smokers and each has their advantages and disadvantages. The four types of smokers are:

  1. Pellet Smoker (Wood)
  2. Charcoal Smoker
  3. Gas Smoker
  4. Electric Smoker

Pellet Smokers

There is a lot to consider for each type of smoker, so let’s break each of them down.

A pellet smoker is one of the easiest smokers to operate as the entire smoking process is almost automatic. The wooden pellets used in these smokers are made from natural materials and do not contain any filler or additives, adding a mild and smoky flavor to your meat. Pellet smokers provide superior control over smoke production and temperature.

Pros and Cons of Pellet Smokers

Pros: The best part of a pellet smoker is that it is pretty easy to use, even for an amateur. Pellet smokers are extremely efficient, achieving high-efficiency rates of nearly 90%. The pellets used in these smokers are made of natural woods and are carbon neutral, making them incredibly environmentally friendly. The pellets can be easily ordered off the internet and stored for long periods of time.

Cons: While pellet smokers are easier to use, they are a little high maintenance. These smokers need to be regularly vacuumed and cleaned once every three months and most manufacturers recommend having your smoker serviced by a professional on a yearly basis. Another downside is that you pay for the convenience of this smoker in higher upfront costs.

Charcoal Smokers

For many people, when you say “barbecue,” you associate it with the tastes that come from charcoal grills and smokers. While slightly more labor intensive than a pellet smoker, the flavors produced from these devices are second to none. This classic style smoker is sure to be a winner with the whole family if you can learn to master the coals.

Pros and Cons of Charcoal Smokers

Pros: The flavor of your final product is far superior to any other smoker. The coal and/or wood used in a charcoal smoker will define how your food tastes. If you want to experiment, you can use different types of woods to change the flavor of the cooked meat. It is also easier to control the heat in a charcoal smoker as you can add or remove coals as desired.

Charcoal smokers are much simpler in design and don’t contain the small parts you generally find in pellet and electric smokers. As a result, these smokers are pretty easy to maintain. Most are built with a can for catching ash which means that cleaning a charcoal smoker is a breeze.

Cons: While we did just mention that temperature control is a pro, it can also be a con if you are not paying attention. Overcooked meat is a big risk if you aren’t dedicating your attention to the cooking process at all times with a charcoal smoker.

If you plan to use your smoker all year round, you will want to invest in a higher quality charcoal smoker. These smokers can be very affordable, but the cheaper models are often made with thinner layers of metal which causes the internal heat to dissipate quicker. Overall costs for the device and fuel will be higher if you plan to use your charcoal smoker during colder climates.

Gas Smokers

If you are looking for a smoker that is more convenient and healthier for you, look no further than a gas smoker. Gas smokers are perfect for a busy lifestyle as they don’t require your ongoing attention. Food cooked in a gas smoker often has a more natural flavor, as the heat source doesn’t impart its odor into your food.

Pros and Cons of Gas Smokers

Pros: The big advantage of using a gas smoker is it is extremely easy to use. Just set the desired temperature and wait for the food to be cooked. These smokers will maintain the internal temperature without needing any constant adjustments. Speaking of temperature, gas smokers can reach incredibly high temperatures and as a result, can double as an outdoor oven should you need.

Cons: As the name implies, these barbecue smokers run on gas. Committing to a gas smoker means that you will have to refill the canister regularly or keep spare canisters on hand. You may also want to invest in a gas meter to make sure you never run out, but this will increase your upfront costs.

Gas smokers also contain lots of small parts that have a tendency to break, especially if you don’t invest in a high-end smoker. Repair costs for these devices are slightly higher on average when compared to other smokers.

Electric Smokers

If you have used a charcoal grill for years and are considering an upgrade, an electric smoker might be the perfect option for you. Electric smokers are powered by electricity and are incredibly easy to use. An electric smoker is the most effortless smoker available as all you have to do is plug it in, set the temperature and let the food cook. You will never have to worry about fuel or canisters as long as you are near an electrical outlet.

Pros and Cons of Electric Smokers

Pros: Electric smokers are extremely user-friendly, especially when compared to a charcoal smoker. With an electric smoker, even an amateur can get perfect cooking results. While electric smokers are expensive up front than other smokers, they prove to be a lot more cost-efficient in the long run. Electric smokers are also much safer than other smokers and are highly recommended for families with lots of pets and kids running around.

Cons: Most people believe that barbecue meat cooked in an electric smoker is not as flavorful as the meat prepared in a more traditional smoker. This is doubly true if you purchase a cheap electric smoker. These smokers are often slightly more complicated when it comes to initial setup and often require you read the entire manual to figure out how to operate them properly. Overall, you will invest more time and money up front for an electric smoker.


If you love barbecue and are looking to take your grilling game to the next level, investing in a smoker is one of the best choices you can make for you and your family. Make sure to consider all factors when choosing the type of smoker to purchase. Consider your available outdoor space, account for where the smoke will flow, consider up front and ongoing fuel costs, plan for storage space, think about what meats you want to cook, etc. We highly recommend getting a warranty with the purchase of any type of smoker. Now that you are versed on all the smoker options out there, it is time to begin your journey to delicious smoked meats.

15 of the Best Fire Pit Ideas for Your Home

Archeologists have used radiocarbon dating of charcoal found in old fire pits in centuries-old civilizations.

Fire pits have always been around, but now they are used more and more in the backyard to bring family and friends together.

In short, fire pits are becoming more popular. They bring people together. Fire pits are awesome for smores, for hanging out, for telling stories, and for essential family and friend time. There’s no doubt that fire pits have played a part in helping bring communities and people together for a good time. 

The evolution of the fire pit has made finding a backyard fire pit a bit more difficult. There are different styles along with benefits that come with different fire pits. This is why you need to take your time and examine what kind of fire pit you want in your backyard.

The perfect fire pit provides essential qualities you can’t ignore. 

Here’s a guide on the different fire pits you can invest in that can completely transform your backyard. 

Some Considerations on a Backyard Fire Pit 

Before diving into the style of fire pit you want for your backyard, it’s important to look at what makes a really good fire pit and then dive into the best kind of fire pits. 

An excellent fire pit ranges in height about 20 inches. This is an ideal height for you and your friends and family to enjoy the warmth of the fire pit. 

A well-made fire pit also contains drainage of some sort. For instance, you can have drain holes at the bottom of your fire pit to allow proper airflow and drainage. 

Another consideration is figuring out what to put inside the fire pit. You may want to consider fire bricks, lave rocks or lava pebbles. If you put the wrong material inside the fire pit, you risk the material exploding and causing damage to your fire pit and worse bodily injury. 

Lastly, prevent fire and chemical hazards. You have to be careful of what put into your fire pit because it can be toxin and cause harm to you and your friends or family. 

1. Backyard BBQ

If you’re going to get a fire pit for the backyard and you love to bbq, you can kill two birds with one stone by getting a fire pit that also acts as barbequing. 

A fire pit doesn’t just have to be a place where one gets warm, but it can be a place where one eats delicious barbeque and enjoys a warm fire. 

2. Family Get-Togethers 

If you enjoy family togetherness and love having them outside, then a fire pit is the ideal way to hangout and catch-up with family. You can all sit around the fire in the backyard and enjoy telling stories.  

3. Stargazing

If you are in the mood for stargazing and smores, then a fire pit is a great way to unite both of them. You can enjoy a nice warm fie while you stargaze with a telescope or binoculars. 

4. Pool Fun 

Nothing’s better than enjoying some swimming with friends and set the mood with a relaxing fire pit next to the pool. It gives swimming a calming feeling that makes jumping a pool that much more relaxing. 

You can also enjoy having a fire pit next to the pool. 

5. A Backyard Theme

If you enjoy having theme parties, then you’ll find that there’s nothing like a theme designed fire pit to add some backyard flavor to the theme party. You’ll find plenty of fire pits designed for different themes. 

6. Smores

There’s no better reason to have a fire pit in the backyard than enjoy some good ole smores. These delicious treats are a household delight and are a fantastic reason to have a backyard fire pit. 

7. Backyard Decor

Sometimes it’s nice to have a backyard fire pit just to add to the decoration of the backyard. You may have created a beautifully designed backyard and having a fire pit is just the thing you need to complete the look you’re looking for. 

8. Camping Adventures

If you’re looking to give your kids a backyard camping adventure, there’s nothing better than having a fire pit with smores before you sleep in the backyard with your tent. 

If you’re unsure of what fire pit to get for your backyard, look no further than these fire pits

9. Create a Cozy Atmosphere

There’s nothing better than having some outside furniture to relax around a fire pit. You can create a sleek look around the fire pit and have sofas around the fire pit to make for a very comfortable atmosphere. 

10. A Secret Location

Another great idea for a fire pit is to have it in a secret location in your backyard. If you have a big backyard, you can lead your guest to a part of your backyard that is exclusive for fire pit hangouts. 

Other Fire Pit Ideas

Now that you have some outdoor fire pit ideas and fire pit designs, here are some more backyard fire pit designs that can help you decide what backyard fire pit to buy that can fit into what you’re looking for in your backyard.  

A Stone Stacked Fire Pit 

This fire pit can be created with a set of stones in a circle and is often wider than other fire pits. 

The stone is often made of flagstone, fire brick interiors, and pea gravel. It creates a cozy environment and is perfect for a backyard with lots of space.

An in-Ground Fire Pit 

This fire pit awesome when you looking for an immovable fire pit. You make an in-ground fire pit with large boulders or stacked stones. 

But before you start designing and digging this in-ground fire pit, it’s best to call the number 811 to ensure that there are no power lines where you are digging. 

A Pirate Ship Fire Pit

This is a completely unique fire pit because of its design. 

You can build or buy a pirate designed fire pit that holds wood and has enough depth to create warmth for everyone.

A BBQ Fire Pit

This is the perfect fire pit for the spring and summer, although nobody says you can’t use for fall and winter. 

A bbq fire pit gives you the opportunity to cook hamburgers and or grill anything outside while everyone enjoys a cozy fire. A bbq fire pit is really the perfect multi-purpose fire pit that can be a great addition to a backyard with a swimming pool. 

Fire Pit Tables

A fire pit tables are often rectangular-shaped and provide more evenly distributed heat. You can purchase this type of fire pit in different kinds of stones from concrete to granite. 

Propane Fire Pit 

Any of the fire pits already mentioned can be propane. 

With propane, you don’t have to worry about wood burning or smoke. The fire is also more contained with a propane fire pit than it would be with a wood-burning fire pit. 

You can also find a list of the best fire pits here.  

The Benefits of a Backyard Fire Pit

Ultimately, the benefits of a backyard fire pit offer different ways to use fire pits, which include propane or wood. You can have smaller more delicate fires or giants backyard bonfires in your fire pit. 

More importantly, each fire pit offers your backyard something unique, based on what you want your backyard to look like. You can have patio appeal with different types of fire pits that go with some furniture. 

Other benefits of each of these fire pits are that they create evenings with friends and family without having to spend time inside and in front of the TV. Instead, you can spend time outside, gaze at the stars, each smores, and enjoy the company of good friends and family. 

You can find more backyard fire pits on our website. 

Why Is Choosing a Backyard Fire Pit So Important? 

The ideal fire pit in your home creates a warm atmosphere in your home. It creates a glow, a friendly environment that encourages people to hang out around the fire. 

Having a perfect backyard fire pit gives you something to do with friends and family all year round. You don’t have to wait until winter for a fire. You can enjoy backyard bbq’s in the spring and summer. 

If you enjoy having a fire pit for yourself, then you can take this time to relax and unwind. It can also help you destress and possibly lower your blood pressure.

A final note on fire pits and why they are essential to your backyard is that they make each day longer. Each day can be longer and more enjoyable with family and friends or even by yourself. You won’t feel that the days are shorter. 

If you are looking for a fire pit or for more information on patio furniture, check out our website to see what we have to offer. 

Which Firepit is Right for Your Home and Décor?

GraceCushion_2_BeautyThere are several factors that go into deciding which firepit option is right for your outdoor living spaces in the Phoenix area. These things range from your landscaping and the hardscaping on which the firepit will sit to the average usage as well as its overall functionality.

Cost is also a factor for many people, but competitively priced doesn’t have to mean lackluster. Some of the most affordable options from All American Outdoor Living are beautifully finished aluminum firepits, which feature elegant designs and additional surface area around the firepit itself for added functionality.

Keep in mind when you’re buying a firepit in the Phoenix area that having the addition of table space around the pit itself can make these beautifully crafted pieces of outdoor furniture useful year-round, even during the months when you probably don’t want the added heat of a fire.

In addition to aluminum options, we’re also proud to offer astonishingly beautiful granite, travertine slate and marble firepit options with round, square and rectangular tops. If you have desert landscaping, like many of the shoppers who visit one of our three convenient locations, you may want to find a firepit top that matches the tone of your gravel or plants.

Our travertine options beautifully match lighter colored hardscape pavers as well as light brown gravel, where our slate options may perfectly complement darker brown, red and grey gravel.

One thing we pride ourselves on at All American Outdoor Living is offering a variety of options, which enables us to ensure every person who walks through our showroom door can find at least a few potential firepit options which they can envision spending countless nights around with the family.

All our firepits are available in three fuel options: natural gas, propane or ethanol. If you already have an outdoor grill or other gas-powered accessories in your backyard you may already have an existing gas line going out there, which makes extending it to a firepit a relatively simple prospect for most plumbers and natural gas service providers.

Installing a gas line in your backyard isn’t always the easiest option, especially for many of our area neighborhoods that sit directly on some of the hardest rocks around. For these people a propane or ethanol firepit may be a more economical approach. You may have to replace the propane tank every so often but you also get to enjoy the convenience of a bit of added mobility, because your pit won’t be anchored to the natural gas line.

Whether you’re just looking for a centerpiece for gatherings of family and friends to sit around during our all-too-brief chilly months or you’re looking for a firepit that doubles as a table for the ultimate in functionality, you can trust you’ll find many beautiful, competitively priced, high-quality options when you visit your nearest All American Outdoor Living.

With convenient Phoenix locations in Scottsdale, Glendale and Chandler, you can rest assured helpful experts with great products and lots of knowledge are standing at the ready just a short drive away to help you pick out the perfect one.

Just stop by or give us a call at 1-877-930-7070 to learn more!

Luxurious Fire Pit Designs That Will Keep Your Guests Entertained

Fire pits make a wonderful addition to any outdoor space and are a great place to entertain guests during the colder months. Regardless of the size of your garden, a fire pit is a great way to add a touch of drama to your outdoor living area. There are many different styles of fire pit from large, imposing structures to smaller, cozier designs that are ideal for balconies and patios. Fire pits are available in a range of different materials and fuels to provide an economical heating solution for outdoors that will transform your garden into a stylish retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


aluminum fire pit AZAluminum is a fantastic material for outdoor furniture that is completely resistant to rust, discoloration and flaking. Those that live in extreme climates should opt for aluminum as it can withstand freezing winters as well as blisteringly hot summers. Fire pits made from aluminum come in a variety of different designs from contemporary styles in simple square surrounds to more intricate designs that resemble wrought iron. Aluminum is also relatively lightweight compared to marble or steel, so it is a good choice for those planning to move their fire pit inside when it is not in use.


Granite has been used for thousands of years as a building material for its availability and attractive finish. This material is available in a variety of different colors and is usually polished to a glossy shine. Granite fire pits are ideal for those that prefer natural materials for their outdoor furniture and look fantastic in sprawling landscaped gardens as well as compact patios. Granite is a high quality material that lends a touch of elegance and style to your outdoor living area.


marble fire pit AZFire pits have become one of the fastest growing trends in outdoor furniture. Marble fire pits add a touch of luxury to your outdoor space and are a great way to make a big impression on your guests. Fire pits crafted from marble can be extremely heavy depending on the thickness of the countertop, so always take care if you plan to place one on a balcony or wooden decking.


Slate is a versatile natural material that is used in many types of outdoor furniture. Slate fire pits are one of the more trendy options with many young homeowners choosing this option. Slate fireplaces look fantastic on stone patios and wooden decking.

Fire table

A fire table is a great space saving option for smaller gardens. The fire pit is built into a surrounding table making an eye-catching center piece that will delight your guests. Tables made from natural stone are an ideal choice for fire tables and look fantastic when paired with chairs made from other natural materials such as wood or bamboo.

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It is important to take great care when using a fire pit, and ensure that it is located well away from surrounding fences, trees and any other garden furniture. Be sure to perform regular maintenance on your fire pit including cleaning and checking all hoses and connections to prolong its life and avoid accident or injury during use. If you take the steps to properly maintain your fire pit after each use, you’ll be able to enjoy time spent around the fire with friends and loved ones for years to come. So come to All American Fine Outdoor Furnishings and choose from our vast selection of fire pit designs today!