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Choosing the Best Outdoor Table

Your outdoor living space is an extension of your home, and it’s the perfect place to create a welcoming area for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to design a peaceful outdoor reading spot or an outdoor entertaining area for poolside parties, outfitting your outdoor living space with the right furniture is essential.
Your furniture is paramount to the functionality of your outdoor space. It’s the centerpiece of where everyone gathers, and it should be chosen wisely. Here are a few helpful tips when selecting the most ideal outdoor furniture to fit your needs.

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  • Determine Your Furniture’s Function Are you looking for furniture that can accommodate large groups of people, or are you looking for something more intimate around the fire? Make a list of the things you want to do in your outdoor living area to determine your furniture’s main function. While an outdoor dining area may sound good, if you don’t see yourself eating al fresco, there’s no point in investing in a table and chairs. However, if you’re looking for a perfect cozy nook poolside, some chairs and a side table mean be more ideal. Consider your primary function of your space and design accordingly. Take a Test Drive You wouldn’t buy a car before you took it for a test drive, so there’s no reason to buy furniture without trying it out first. Take your time at the store and try out all of your options. Comfort is essential when relaxing outside, and furniture that isn’t inviting won’t be used. Be sure to purchase furniture you will be able to comfortably enjoy for years to come. Know What is Available There are a variety of outdoor furniture options on the market today, but it’s important to invest in quality. Your outdoor furniture needs to be able to withstand the elements so you can enjoy it. Plastic resin furniture can fade and crack over time, as well as some wood and wicker products. Pay attention to consumer reports and take the time to do a little research before buying your pieces. Look for Easy Maintenance Your time outdoors should be focused on relaxing and enjoying the pool, not worrying about how your furniture looks. Consider fabric colors and options that won’t show wear and tear easily. Also consider forgiving material like metal, teak, cedar and all-weather wicker. These proven outdoor furniture materials are often unaffected by Mother Nature and will continue to look new even after much use and time in the elements.



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