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Choosing the Right Patio Set

23 Mar

Choosing the Right Patio Set

By adding a patio set to your yard, you can create a new outdoor living area for your family and friends. A patio area usually extends into your backyard from your home or takes up a separate area in the yard. Its size will determine what kinds of patio sets you can utilize from both a size and style perspective. There are many arrangements you can create using a variety of chairs, tables, and benches. Also think about how many people will be using your patio. You’ll want to be sure to get a table large enough to accommodate your family.

You’ll find patio furniture sets vary greatly in styles and materials. Materials range from wood, steel, and plastic to aluminium, iron, and composite materials. Steel and iron are the most durable and will last for years with minimal wear and tear. They can endure extreme weather conditions like strong winds, heavy rains, and intense sunlight.

Choose a material that is relatively easy to maintain. You don’t want to spend a lot of money on regular maintenance. Wicker, for instance, requires very little maintenance. If you want waterproof furniture, you may want resin plastic or treated wood.

After you figure out what type of material you want, you can add accessories. Most patio sets come with pre-made holes in the tables to hold umbrellas, so find one that will provide nice shade.  There are also tons of fun, colorful cushions and outdoor pillows available to add an additional touch of style to the area.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent