Friday, June 14, 2013

Top 10 Father’s Days Gifts Part II

The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift

 If you want to do something really special for Father’s Day, I am sure your dad or grandfather would love an Outdoor Living Center complete with an outdoor kitchen. This is the latest trend in outdoor living and it is here to stay.

A deck or decorative patio with stamped concrete and/or pavers combined with an ultra-lattice pergola, grilling station, fire pit and outdoor ceiling fans really transforms a backyard from a rarely used empty space into a private oasis that the entire family can enjoy.

What is an Outdoor Living Center?

One could say an outdoor living center is just a really fancy patio or deck, but that would be selling it short. An outdoor living center is a custom area complete with shade, a BBQ area, lounging and relaxation areas and more.

Most patios and decks are not covered. Therefore, they are not really used.

  • Who wants to sit outside in 100 degree weather with no shade?
  • Have you ever started to grill something on the BBQ and then there is a sudden downpour of rain?
  • Wouldn't it be nice to have a cool place to entertain guest for a summertime barbeque?

An outdoor living center provides all this. Adding a cover or ultra lattice pergola creates a 20 degree difference in temperature automatically. Add a ceiling fan and you have a constant breeze on the hottest of summer days. Create an outdoor kitchen in this new living space with a new or existing grill and you are all set to cookout rain or shine. Larger projects can even encompass privacy areas and open areas for outdoor parties. They even make outdoor flat screen TVs now to really create an outdoor oasis. 

How to get started?

Building an outdoor living center is easier than you may think. All it takes is to schedule a free estimate and go from there. The process is pretty simple and the cost is not that high when you factor in all of the benefits. There are even multiple financing options if you want to make monthly payments. Complete the following form to things started just in time for Father’s Day.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Top 10 Father’s Days Gifts

It’s that time again. It’s the day for all of us to remember our fathers and all that they have done for us throughout our lives.  Here comes the “funny” t-shirts, personalized coffee mugs and of the course the infamous father’s day tie.

A Brief History

Starting back in 1972 when Father’s Day was finally recognized like Mother’s Day, the hideous tie has been a staple of what fathers have received for the past 40+ years. Whether it be a gag gift or a serious tie for work, it’s time to break the cycle. Avoid gifts like these and all other apparel including underwear and  items like hair loss products and scented candles. Father’s  Day is now a 12.7 billion dollar industry and is closing the gap with Mother’s Day with 18 billion spent annually. Wouldn’t it be nice to get him something that he would enjoy. 

The Perfect Gift

There are plenty of items that your dad would be more than happy to receive on Father’s Day and better yet, most will last for years to come. That’s why I created a list of the top 10 Father’s Day gifts for 2013. There are gift idea for any budget.

1. Zippo Stainless Steel Wallet

2. Gerber 31-000749 Ultimate Multi Tool Water Resistant Pliers Knife Screwdriver Bundle With UZI 9 LED Flashlight

3. Dremel 7700-1/15 MultiPro 7.2-Volt Cordless Rotary Tool Kit

4. Stanley 94-248 65-Piece General Homeowner's Tool Set

5. Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue SR8016 Stainless-Steel Beer-Can Chicken Rack with Drip Pan

6. Kindle Fire HD 7", Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers

7. Audiovox Acoustic Research AW825 Mission Style Wireless Speaker (Bronze)

8. Coleman Montana 8 Tent

9. Char Broil K6B 6-Burner 65,000 BTU Propane Gas Grill, with Sideburner

10. 32 In. 720p Outdoor LCD HDTV with 2 HDMI - Black

Part II Coming Soon - Check it out right before Father's Day