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As summer time is short, many attach particular importance to their backyard and how it is set up in order to make the most of their outdoor area! We all know that outdooring has become the way to go during summer. Backyards are now considered as an extension of most people’s home. How to choose patio furniture that will address all of your needs? Here is a short guide on how to make your selection.

 Determine your needs

As in every decision-making process, it is important to identify what you want! Backyards now have more than one function: gathering place for friends and family, relaxation area, dining room, outdoor kitchen. Once you’ve established your needs, you will have a better idea of what to look for!

Take into consideration the space available

Needless to say, make sure to properly measure your patio and backyard to avoid unpleasant surprises. Another element to consider is storage space. Once summer is over, will you have enough space to store your furniture?

Do you have limited space? If such is the case, go for multifunctional furniture or furniture that is more suited to small spaces. Several tables and chairs now come with an integrated storage system. You can also use tables with extensions and folding chairs that can be put away once the meal is over.


For small spaces, use folding furnitures.


The amount invested will certainly influence your selection of materials. Indeed, several materials are now available on the market: wood, PVC, aluminum, wrought iron, in addition to synthetic materials such as rattan. It’s up to you to decide!

Do you have a tighter budget? You can also choose to use more accessories. It’s a good way to redesign your space at a low cost. You may simply add cushions for added comfort or hang lights to delineate the dining area! Sometimes using an extra table or an umbrella are small touches that can make all the difference!


Several materials are now available on the market. It’s up to you to decide.


One last element that must not be overlooked is comfort. If you are about to invest time and money in your backyard, you might as well take full advantage of it. Take whatever time you need at the store to make sure that this is the right furniture for you. Adjust the table and chairs to your liking.

You now have all the tools you need to pick the furniture that will perfectly fit your lifestyle. Now enjoy it. Sit back and relax!



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