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     Shopping for a home basketball hoop may sound easy enough, but like many other products, there is a variety of brands, sizes and models to consider. With so many options, it is easy to become overwhelmed. That’s why we’re providing you with some information to think about before you make your purchase. Here are five must-have features for your home basketball hoop: ·Tempered Glass Backboard: Tempered glass is a toughened form of glass that has been treated with chemicals to help prevent shattering. Therefore, tempered glass is an extremely safe option......

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Whether sitting atop a garage, house or storage shed, a cupola adds a certain level of style to a home. These decorative roof structures are very popular among those looking to improve their curb appeal.      Oftentimes, we find our customers have a number of questions about cupolas, from cost to material to installation and more. With that in mind, this blog entry is intended to help you learn more about these products. Given the variety of cupolas available for purchase and the assortment of placement options, we felt it would......

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With 2017 just days away, we’re taking some time to look back on our work from 2016. To ring in the new year, we’ve put together our top delivery and installation jobs from the past year. All products are installed by Best in Backyards’ team of factory-trained professionals, who travel throughout Connecticut and New York year-round. Between the swing sets, storage sheds, trampolines, outdoor rooms and more, these photos are guaranteed to be a hit with anyone searching for backyard upgrade ideas. Click on the photos to enlarge.     #1: This......

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Christmas is less than three weeks away, which means that time is running out to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. If you are a parent or grandparent searching for something unique and exciting, a trampoline is definitely worth considering. It’s the type of gift that brings a certain “wow factor,” among a number of other benefits. First and foremost, a trampoline is a perfectly appropriate gift for more than one child. In fact, presenting a trampoline to two or three children often makes it a more cost effective option......

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With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away, we want to remind all the families out there that this holiday is the perfect time to use the home basketball system. What many people don’t realize is that Thanksgiving is a great opportunity not just for eating and catching up with family, but for exercising, too. After all, the average American consumes 3,000 calories on dinner alone, never mind appetizers and dessert!   To make this Thanksgiving a bit healthier for your family and guests, we recommend making time for some exercise, either pre-......

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Believe it or not, playground sets can — and should — be used all year long. Many of the families we meet envision their children using the swing set only during warm weather. But if you ask us, there is no reason the kids can’t use it in the fall and winter months, too. Everyday: We recommend getting the kids in the routine of playing outside each day. Whether it’s 20 minutes on a particularly brisk day or an hour when the temperature is more pleasant, getting the kids moving after a long......

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Shopping and planning for a backyard storage shed involves style and size selection, color choice, placement decisions and much more. There are a number of other customization options to consider, too, but unfortunately, some retailers use the term “Upgrades” to refer to what should really be standard. In this blog you’ll learn about what 25 years’ of experience in the storage shed industry has taught us about the components that should be included in a quality storage shed.   Interior of Door is Painted: It’s important that the inside of the door......

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If you are thinking about purchasing a backyard trampoline for your family, you know there is no shortage of brand, size and shape options to consider. From the no-net trampolines more common in days past to the modern, more expensive in-ground models on the market today, this is a purchase that warrants thorough research. With that in mind, we’re going to take you through a few of the key features you will want to look for as you shop for a trampoline. Safety Net Enclosure: In our opinion, the safety net enclosure......

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        As far as beautiful backyards go, few outside home improvements yield as much bang for your buck as outdoor kitchen islands. That’s why we’re dedicating this final installment of our Patio Designs series to the selection, maintenance and use of outdoor kitchen islands. Once you’ve finished reading this blog, you’ll have all the information you need to make an informed purchase, which is important anytime you’re making an investment as a homeowner.        A common misconception surrounding outdoor kitchens islands is the notion that these products......

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For many people, the search for a backyard shed takes place solely on the Internet, with photos and vague descriptions standing in for research. Here at Best in Backyards, we believe that buying a storage shed is a personal investment. With that in mind, we want to share a few tips to help you start shopping. These points can help you find a shed that will not only look great on your property, but also fit your needs and budget. Consider your storage demands: What sort of items are you looking to......

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