Despite the last gasps of winter in the Mid-Atlantic area, the spring weather will soon be taking hold. If you have a patio or deck, or are planning on having one built, you might be planning to shop for some new patio furniture. Good patio furniture truly makes your deck or patio a comfortable place to kick back and relax with your friends and family. With some thoughtful planning, you can make your outdoor space a welcoming part of your home for years to come. Here are some tips to help you choose great patio furniture.
Make a List
Take some time before heading to the store to consider how you want to utilize your deck or patio. Are you looking to use it as an outdoor gathering space for parties? Or is it more for lounging privately with a book? Make a list of the kinds of things you want to do with your space and use that as your guide for figuring out which kinds of furniture are needed.
Try Before You Buy!
The best way to make sure your new patio furniture is inviting and comfortable is to try it for yourself! Your guests will thank you later.
Try to go for furniture pieces that require little maintenance to ensure that the majority of your time spent outdoors is spent lounging instead of cleaning. Most metal, cedar, all-weather wicker, and teak furniture require little maintenance and are very hardy in standing up to weather and wear.
Storing furniture in a garage or basement during the off-season will add years to its life. So if you don’t have a lot of space available, you may want to consider furniture pieces that fold up or are easily taken apart.
Don’t limit your patio furniture ideas to natural colors! A colorful flourish can add tremendous appeal to your deck or patio. Most designers recommend adding a bold splash of color through the usage of cushions or accent pieces.
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