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4 Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture

Summer time is the perfect time to relax on your patio. Finding the perfect furniture can often take away from that relaxation. Here are 4 tips that can help you find that perfect patio furniture.
Patio with Furniture, fire, and grill

Summer time is the perfect time to relax on your patio. Finding the perfect furniture can often take away from that relaxation. Here are 4 tips that can help you find that perfect patio furniture.

Make Sure the Patio Furniture Fits

Small patio with furniture

The most important factor when deciding on your patio furniture is if it will fit where you want it. Measuring your entire patio area will help you narrow down what furniture you can have and what you can accomplish in your space. The furniture should not only fit your space, it should also fit the style you want. Patio Furniture should act as an extension of the rest of the house, and having furniture that blends well with everything else makes your patio much more appealing.

Plan for the Weather

Patio furniture with rain

Outdoor patio furniture can be made with many different materials and fabrics. Knowing what kind of weather the furniture will have to go through can help decide what kind of materials you will need. For example, wood will crack and splinter in hot conditions and will rot in consistently wet conditions. The best material for all weather conditions is metal. The only downside to metal is it has the potential of blowing away in strong winds if it is too light. One of the best additions to any outdoor set is a cover. It will protect against the sun, rain, and most other weather conditions.

Plan for People

Patio Sofas

Whether it’s you and your spouse or an entire party, having an idea of who would use the patio will help decide how much you’d need. A couple of sofas for the family, a small table and chairs for 2, or an entire fire pit with a circle of chairs. You want to make sure everyone can enjoy!

Budget for Furniture

Patio Table and Chairs

The budget for patio furniture is often times what is the biggest obstacle to overcome. The best time to buy outdoor furniture is late summer/ early fall. This is when most of the furniture goes on sale and will most likely be gone by winter. A great way to find patio furniture at a good price is by checking garage sales and thrift stores.

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