The average patio is not large. Therefore, it is important to know exactly what patio furniture pieces will be essential to create your ideal vision. You need to think about the kinds of activities for which you plan to use the space, and map out exactly where everything will fit. Here are a few key things to consider when shopping for your primary patio pieces.

Sturdy Table

Nothing creates a sense of togethness like sitting together around a table. Whether it’s to share a meal, play a game or share stories, a table provides a central location where everyone can focus. With tables, it’s about two things: size and cleanliness. Since the table will be sitting outdoors every day, you’ll want to keep your eye out for one that can be easily cleaned. For size, consider how many people you will entertain at a single time and base your decision around that.

Comfortable Chairs

Invest in quality, comfortable chairs to fit around your table. Think about how you’ll use the space and weigh the various features of each chair option (size, cushion, arm rest, and weight). Make sure the chairs are comfortable enough for extended seating, but light and small enough to be easily moved from other activities.

Chill While You Grill

The most common use for your patio furniture is to throw cookouts. Grilling is a great, simple way to share a meal with friends and enjoy the warm weather. One downside is that the grill master must stand at the grill and tend to the meats while the rest of the party gets to socialize. If your space is where people enjoy socializing and is also the dining area, why not prepare the meal in the same location? With your table and chairs purchased to conserve space, there should be enough room for you to place an impressive grill next to the table. This way, as you cook, you can easily dive in and out of conversations. You can even take a deserved seat every once in a while, not to mention serve your guests with ease.

While these pieces of patio furniture may seem obvious, the factors for selecting them are critical to the long-term success of your patio. Take the time to make sure everything fits together, preserves enough space, and makes everyone comfortable. Following these rules will make your yard be the happening spot during the summer!

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