Home Zone: Get into the swing of summer
Jul 06,2007 00:00 by Maggie_Reed

Put your feet up, grab a cool beverage and just relax.

Sunset Swings has three different porch and patio swings to make your day a great one ... be it for two or six.

SWING WITH STYLE - The 460 Gliding Patio Set by Sunset Swings has seating for six on two large benches along with a table and cup holders. CNS Photo courtesy of Sunset Swings.  
CLEAN UP THE MESS - The Pelican Pool Caddy is a clever way to organize a variety of pool equipment. CNS Photo courtesy of The Pelican Pool Caddy Store.  
BACK TO BASICS - Each of W.A.C. Lighting's pendants is a work of art created with meticulous attention to detail by glass artisans. CNS Photo courtesy of W.A.C. Lighting.  
If you enjoy entertaining, look to the 460 6-Person Patio Set Swing, which offers two large bench seats with a table that glide back and forth, four cup holders, headrests, footrests, a canopy, and optional cushions, curtains and mosquito netting.

The folding footrests tuck under the table when not in use. The headrests are adjustable and made with a molded polyurethane core, which repels moisture.

The 422 Dual Recliner Swing offers two independent reclining swings with footrests that swing on the same frame in a pendulum motions, teak wood seats and tables, and optional canopy and cushions.

The 421 Lounge Swing can seat two people and also has a pendulum motion with a hammock-type seat, standard canopy and two cup holders.

All of the swings have a polyester electrostatic resin powder coat finish that is durable and is low maintenance.

Cushions, canopies and curtains are available in forest green, linen, Burgundy and navy blue. And, custom colors are available, so even the most particular of people can't be too particular.

The 460 retails for $3,295, the 422 is $2,295 and the 421 is $995. All Sunset Swings have a 10-year limited warranty.

For more information, call 877-738-1729 or visit www.sunsetswings.com.


OK. You've got a pool. You've got lots of things to keep that pool up and functioning. Where do you put them all?

The Pelican Pool Caddy.

A clever way to organize it all - brushes, nets, vacuums, hoses, poles, and more. Not only does it get everything off the ground and untangled, it gives you immediate access to just what you need.

The molded styrene material offers protection from ultraviolet rays and the caddy attaches to any wall, fence or flat surface with just two screws. Can't beat that.

The Pelican Pool Caddy retails for about $30.

For more information, call 800-591-1019 or visit www.thepoolcaddystore.com.


Getting back to the classic look, W.A.C. Lighting has introduced the Black/White Double-Paned, Cut-Glass "Quick Connect Pendants."

Handcrafted by some of the world's highly skilled artisans, each shade is produced with two panes of glass fused together and then cut by hand, creating a three-dimensional design. Each is a work of art.

Three cylindrical pattern pendants are offered: the Daytona, Harlequin and Groove. Each is 4 5/8 inches wide and 9 inches tall. Buffet-shaped glass lampshades, each 3 7/8 inches wide and 4 1/8 inches tall, are available in three pendant styles: Hendrix, Chaplin and Hepburn.

For design continuity, W.A.C. Lighting offers matching sconces with wall brackets finished in bronze, brushed nickel and chrome. Hendrix, Chaplin and Hepburn shades are also available as sconces with a depth of 4 3/8 inches and 9 inches in height.

The Daytona, Harlequin and Groove styles are also available as ADA sconces that are 3 7/8 inches wide and 11 1/8 inches high to meet the Americans With Disability Act's standards. A 60-watt candelabra lamp is included with each sconce.

Also, 96 percent of orders are shipped within 48 hours. Prices range from $135 to $220 including hardware.

For more information, call 800-526-2588 or visit www.waclighting.com.

Maggie Reed can be reached at margaret.reed@copleynews.com; 619-718-5821; or P.O. Box 120190, San Diego, CA 92112. © Copley News Service