When the sun is shining and you have outdoor space, there are few things better than spending long, lazy days outside, soaking up the heat and dining in the open air. Whether you’re looking for ideas for a summer barbecue or for a quieter evening meal in peaceful surrounds we have plenty of ideas to help turn your outdoor plans into reality! An outdoor space is really an extension of your indoor space, so we look at decorating it as a room of the house – and keeping the outdoors clean as well as inviting during the summer months is essential to making the most of the space you have available and of every meal time throughout summer and beyond!
Collecting the outdoor furniture involves more than just haphazardly picking out pieces in a store or on a website. First, you need a plan which requires figuring out how you’ll be using the space and how you’ll maintain it over time. Picking out patio furniture is like choosing living room furniture: you want choices that hold up to regular use over an extended period of time and are easy to maintain while at the same time creating a look you like that’s also conducive to relaxed conversations and easy entertaining with meals with friends and family.
Make a Plan
Before buying anything, it’s important to think about your larger vision for an outdoor space.
The primary purpose will dictate which types of furniture will work best in it and the more definitive your vision for the project the more likely you are to find the right pieces of patio seating and furniture to match your vision and create a comfortable and enjoyable outdoor dining and entertaining area for your family. Consider a dining set for socializing and outdoor cooking if you don’t want to move between an indoor kitchen and dining spaces when preparing food or go with a lounge set if it’s primarily going to be a place to kick back and relax on a hot day, in this case we recommend these recliner sales.
Know Your Materials
Outdoor-furniture manufacturers use a wide range of durable materials. They range from powder-coated metal tables and frames that will weather the elements but could be bent or damaged easily if mishandled and a scratch will be evident and require touch ups to stainless steel tables that can be wiped down for a more seamless finish; whether you choose a plastic piece or a wood chair depends on your preferences and the level of care you wish to invest into it in the coming years. If you want your outdoor furniture to look brand-new for years to come, good material choices include powder-coated steel or aluminum, stainless steel, and plastics resistant to ultraviolet light. For casual style that makes clean-up simple after an afternoon on the town look for easy-to-clean poly resin wicker chairs and an outdoor coffee table made out of glass tile for its durability shine and ease of maintenance.