|When did you start carrying Coyote Grills and what do you like about the product line? We have carried Coyote Outdoor Living products for many years and there are several features that make the line so popular with our customers. The double-walled hood is key as well as those infinity burners. But the part that stands out to me are the signature laser cut cooking grates which give you more flexibility for cooking different foods. You really want to be able to control different cooking temperatures and exposure to the flame and this allows you to do it all in one space with various surfaces. I think that’s innovative.
What are the three things to consider when designing and decorating your outdoor space? Functionality is #1. I see a lot of people, professionals even, make decisions that look great, but just don’t fit their needs. People should ask themselves, “Am I really going to sit out here?” or “do I really intend to use this appliance?” before purchasing items or finishing designs.
Comfortable Seating: Maybe this goes along with number 1 and I’m a broken record. If the seating isn’t comfortable and it isn’t a place you would come and sit on any occasion, I would reconsider what the plan is. Formal seating is great, but most of us don’t look to our outdoor living areas as a formal retreat to host dignitaries every weekend. This is your space. Are the chairs comfortable? Could you curl up and read a book in those chairs or on a that loveseat?
Layout: Make sure that the layout makes sense for how you use the space. If you love to smoke meats on the grill, for example, it may not be best to plan your eating area right next to the grill. Can you get from the grill to your outdoor dining area under cover if it is raining? Do you need an exhaust vent if your ceiling is low? If you know that you like to use the area more in the fall or during cooler spring evenings, plan for a gas firepit so that you can remain outside longer.
Do you and your family have a favorite grilling recipe? I have young kids and they actually love my Dad’s steaks. He covers them with olive oil and only uses salt and pepper to dress them up with flavor. Truthfully, I don’t know how his come out so perfectly, but they seem to every time. Still working on mastering that, myself!
How do you see the future for Jacksons Home & Garden? How will you be developing the business to provide for your customer’s needs. The COVID-19 event has changed the way we think about shopping in the US. Jacksons is adopting by offering virtual shopping and will be working on an e-commerce website to launch in the fall. We have to give our customers the option for easier shopping using the technology available to us.
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Dallas, TX 75209
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