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Tips For Choosing Outdoor Patio Furniture

by The Othman Team 08/11/2019

Turning your backyard, balcony or garden into an outdoor living area is such an exciting experience especially during the summer months. Having a piece of great furniture for your patio guarantees comfort and relaxation in your outdoor space. Selective patio furniture also provides the coziness you enjoy in your living room. 

Deciding to turn your outdoor into a comfortable living area is an opportunity for you to put your sense of creativity into play and express your personality through every furniture purchased. 

Purchasing the furniture required for your outdoor patio might seem overwhelming if you are not sure about what to look out for during selection. There are certain things to put into consideration when making your choice; the size of your available space, what style of patio you are going for, your style and your maintenance culture are all things that should influence your decision. 

Below is a list on what to look out for when you go furniture hunting for your patio.

How big is your outdoor space?

Your available space should determine the size of the furniture you are buying. If you buy a piece of furniture that’s too big for your open space, you will end up with chairs that won’t fit; and if they do fit, it would look clumsy and choked up - defeating the aim of a patio (comfortable with enough leg room).

What's your patio's function?

Another factor to consider in selecting the right furniture is determining what function your patio would serve. Do you want a patio for dinner parties, birthday parties, a reading space or for inviting close friends over? A dining table would be useless on a patio that functions for hosting a casual evening cocktail party. Your lifestyle would determine your choice of furniture.

Consider your maintenance culture.

How many hours do you intend to put into caring and maintaining your patio furniture? Regardless of what type of furniture you purchase, at one point or the other, it would require upkeep. If you have the time and energy to keep your furniture forever new, you are lucky; your choices are endless. But if you would prefer to handle a little maintenance, you are limited in your options. 

Put the seats to the test

The idea behind patio furniture is to enjoy the same level of comfort outdoor as you would indoors. Before settling to purchase a chair, take a seat. Does it feel comfortable? Will it suit your purpose? Don’t buy furniture that looks good to the eye but lacks comfort. 

How would you handle storage?

During seasons when you can’t use your patio, how do you intend to store? For longevity, patio furniture gets stored in garages or basements during the harsh months. If you lack the luxury of space, consider furniture that you can fold or dismantle. 

Quality over quantity

Well, just like everything in life, 'your money's worth guarantees what you get.' Invest in quality furniture that you are sure would last you for a long time.

About the Author

The Othman Team

“Professional Realtors and Trusted Advisors Since 1985” ,The Othman Team has successfully assisted their clients with Residential and Commercial real estate services. The Othman Team have continued to use their vast knowledge to assist their clients with all of their real estate needs, some of those clients are Banks and asset managers with extensive knowledge in standard Home Sales, Short Sales, REO Properties, and Property Management.

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· CDHS Certified HAFA Specialist

· CDPE Certified Distressed Property Expert

· CRS Certified Residential Specialist

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· RELO Relocation Certified

· SRES Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council

The Othman Team has experience closing over $300 million of volume sales, also received many awards recognizing their hard work as top producing agents, currently hold an Honor Society Award, a President’s Circle Award, Double Gold, and “Top 1%” award, a recognition designated for only to the most distinguished and successful realtors.

The Othman Team looks out for their client’s best interest, and offers the comfort of knowing they are working with a team that have proven track record in Professionalism, Integrity, Honesty, Knowledge, Experience, and an Outstanding Reputation.