Traeger Grills vs. Yoder Smokers: What Grill is Best?

Traeger grill.

With warmer weather coming around you may be planning all the ways you’re going to enjoy the outdoors this spring. Some people may like relaxing in a Tacoma® Spa and others may like hiking, but one thing almost everyone can agree on is that grilled food is great. Besides being delicious, grilled food is healthier because it uses less oil.

Plus, who doesn’t like a burger or some BBQ on the weekend? While in your search to become a grill master this spring, you may have come across two very popular grill manufacturers: Traeger Grills and Yoder Smokers.

You may be wondering which grill is the best. Below, we’ll go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of each type.

10 New Year’s Resolutions For a Healthier Lifestyle In 2024

Outdoor hot tub installation with a waterfall.

Starting the new year is the perfect time to do some self-evaluation and make improvements to your health, both inside and out.

If you’re looking to take your health and fitness to the next level, then these 10 New Year’s resolutions will help you improve your overall well-being and set yourself up for success in the new year.

The Best Hot Tub Games & Party Ideas for Families

Family playing hot tub games in their Sundance Spa.

Connecting with your family members and spending quality time with them is important to families all over the world. Between working and school hours, it can be difficult to find the time to dedicate to special days out or celebrations. A great way to spend some quality time with loved ones is to gather everyone in the hot tub, and play games that everyone can enjoy, regardless of age.

In today’s post, we’re going to take a look at some family-friendly hot tub games, party ideas, and general hot tub entertainment that you can try out to get in some quality family bonding time this season.

17 Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Beautiful house with great curb appeal illuminated at dusk.

Everybody wants that picture-perfect, delightfully welcoming home. Whether you’re a fan of the sleek minimalist look or country cottage chic, improving the curb appeal of your home need not take a lot of time or money. If you’re looking into giving your home a bit more curb appeal, then you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, we’ll be discussing 17 fantastic ways to improve that all-important first impression. So, without further ado, let’s talk about all things home improvement.

5 Reasons Every Home Should Have a Wood-Burning Stove

Traverse Lifestyle Wood-Burning Stove

It’s hard to beat the cozy, warm atmosphere provided by a traditional wood-burning fireplace. Not only do they offer a focal point to any room, but they are also a practical and valuable addition to your home.

There are many reasons to consider a fireplace for your living room, kitchen or bedroom.

Read on to discover the top five benefits of installing a wood-burning stove or fireplace in your home!

4 Simple Steps to Creating a Private Backyard Spa Installation

Private backyard hot tub install with woman relaxing inside her spa.

Few things are as tranquil as relaxing in an outdoor hot tub. The sounds of nature can help to set you at ease, while the warm water and jets work their magic to help your body relax.

While your backyard living space may provide you with an outdoor oasis that is truly your own, some homeowners wish to go the extra mile and make it as private as possible.

Soak in peace and privacy with these helpful and simple steps to creating a more private hot tub installation.

5 Things to Do While Waiting for Hot Tub Delivery

In-ground Sundance Spas installation.

If you’re on a wait list for your hot tub installation, worry not. There’s plenty to do to prepare for your spa’s arrival. Not sure what to do first? Here’s a list of some of small projects to tackle as you await your hot tub installation.

Buying Your First Hot Tub - Complete Guide [2024]

The Kingston hot tub from Sundance Spas

Owners of outdoor hot tubs will tell you, they are far more than just an exotic upgrade from your typical backyard pool. It is an investment. And like all investments, it needs a lot of thinking and planning before you commit to it.

But once you’ve made that decision, you’ll realize how much of a difference having a hot tub in your backyard can really make.

Top 5 High-Performance Outdoor Living Product Brands

Stihl Power Tools

No matter what your outdoor project, it’s important to use good quality products if you want the job done right. Whether you have a major DIY project on your hands or are performing routine maintenance, having the right tools is vital to the appearance of your outdoor space.

Here at Big John’s, our focus is on getting the best products into the hands of our customers. With that in mind, here are the top five brands to consider when purchasing a product to take your landscaping to the next level.

3 Ways to Stay Healthy While Spending More Time at Home

Family having fun in their Sundance Spas hot tub.

There’s no doubt about it, many families and individuals are spending more time at home these days. While the novelty of staying home may have been intriguing at first, after a while it has worn off for many as they run out of things to do.

Not to mention the lack of ways to stay healthy. Well, with a few improvements to your home, backyard and lifestyle, you’ll be finding yourself staying busy while contributing to an overall healthier lifestyle.

Creating a Backyard Space Dedicated to Privacy & Relaxation In 4 Steps

Outdoor Sundance Spas installation under a pergola.

Does your back yard need an upgrade? If your goal is to enjoy rest and relaxation in your outdoor space, you’ve come to the right spot. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of tips to turn your back yard into your own personal paradise.

We’ll begin with our top suggestions to make your space private, relaxing and inviting.

5 Models of Best Hot Tub You Will Need To Check In 2024

Woman relaxing in the Capri hot tub from Sundance Spas.

Talking to an expert about your hot tub purchase is important. This is because making the right decision will ensure you get the most out of your hot tub. There are many things to consider when purchasing a hot tub for the first time.

That’s why our team at Big John’s is here to help! Our experts at Big John’s know that there are three main factors that potential hot tub owners need to consider before making a commitment: price, size, and features.

Below, we’ve compiled a list that covers 5 hot tub models that will surely fit your needs.

6 Best Gift Ideas For The BBQ Master in Your Life

BBQ accessories including meat thermometer and grilling pan.

Everyone loves a good BBQ, and chances are that you have a BBQ master in your life. It may seem hard to come up with the perfect gift for someone, but there are many options available for someone who likes to grill.

Whether you’re looking for something big or something small, there’s a perfect gift waiting for the BBQ master in your life!

The Ultimate Checklist to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Outdoor hot tub installation surrounded by fall flowers.

Fall is upon us. And, with the change of season, comes some crucial home maintenance.

While preparing your home and yard for the cooler temperatures isn’t as fun as setting out your Halloween decorations, it’s something that should make it on your to-do list sooner rather than later.

Remembering everything that needs to be done each year can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created this handy checklist to help you stay on track.

The Benefits of Using Stihl Outdoor Products

The Benefits of Using Stihl Outdoor Products

Before deciding on any outdoor products for your home, such as the best lawn mower or a chainsaw, you may want to know how much easier it can make your life to invest in a quality brand. With an industry-leader like Stihl, you’re bound to enjoy the quality and durability of each product available. With many years of industry experience, it’s no wonder why this brand is known all around the world for excellence.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the Stihl brand and explore the benefits of each product.