One of our favorite signs of spring is the scent of charcoal smoke wafting through neighborhood backyards as families ready their grills for the first cookout of the season. Dining al fresco is a great way to spend time with family and friends, enjoying nature and trying out new recipes. Plus, according to a report from the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 54% of Americans say they make healthier, fresher food choices when they cook outdoors

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Last week the DIY Network debuted Mega Decks, a new series about luxury outdoor living spaces constructed by Gail and Garth Hyland’s innovative deck and landscaping company Colorado Custom Decks. The construction team’s architectural challenges include building incredible fire features, outdoor entertainment systems, waterfalls and water features, pergolas and outdoor kitchens. The decks they build are unparalleled in terms of amenities, comfort, and design. They also feature Infratech heaters.

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Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and local farmers markets are bursting with colorful produce. Spring is here, which means it’s time to sweep up the patio, light up the grill and get ready for the outdoor entertaining season.

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We’re pleased to share that Infratech was featured in “High-Tech Outdoor Entertaining Tips,” a recent blog story by one of cable’s highest-rated networks, HGTV. The home improvement channel is distributed to over 99 million homes in America and is currently the nation’s fifth ranked cable network. HGTV’s affiliated magazine is the #7 best-selling monthly magazine, with a digital circulation of over 103,000 subscribers. The piece was written by digital lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who is also a contributor to NBC’s TODAY show and CNN.

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Thanksgiving decorating – like dinner – is all about celebrating the bounty of the harvest season while still reflecting the holiday’s simple message. Simple pleasures like sweet, crisp apples, brightly-colored Indian corn, and changing leaves all signify that the crisp air of autumn will soon be replaced by the winter chill. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving outdoors or simply looking to welcome your guests with some seasonal color, décor should be simple yet stunning. Best of all, these easy-to-make DIY outdoor decorating projects will help hosts top their tables, trim their windowsills and deck their doors without cutting too much into precious culinary prep time.

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