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Getting the Right Patio Furniture

Patio furniture

Your backyard can be an oasis of relaxation and family fun, and having the right patio furniture for your space will make it all the more enjoyable.

First off, take a good look around your backyard now. Do you have a covered patio? A pool with a sundeck? Any interesting landscaping you want to feature? Gathering your thoughts and taking some measurements (and writing them down!) while in your backyard will help you when you get to the store.

An outdoor dining table is a good place to start when shopping for patio furniture. This can provide a focal point to which you can add coordinating lounge chairs and other pieces such as beverage tables. Consider getting a table large enough to seat six or eight, even if your family is smaller than that. You’ll want to be able to add the neighbors or houseguests comfortably. If you have a covered patio, you can forgo the table umbrella and save a little cash.

The next area to move on to is that cozy nook to relax in. If you have a sundeck or swimming pool, consider lounge chairs to stretch out in. Sun beds can be great, too, if you have the space, and some come with a built-in umbrella. No pool or sundeck? No problem! Aim your seats towards an eye-catching landscape feature, whether a beautiful crepe myrtle, water feature, or flowerbed. If upright lounging is more your style, get a set of chairs with an ottoman so you can still put your feet up and relax.

Another outdoor furniture piece to consider is a fire pit. While you can get pits that burn real wood, a gas fire pit provides the same ambience without the smoke and ashes. These have come down in price over the past few years and you can get a nice one for a very affordable price. Some landscape and home remodeling companies can design a customized fire pit and build it right into your existing patio, if you would rather have a permanent fixture.

A few stores close to The Woodlands worth checking out are Chair King Backyard Store off I-45 in Conroe and Patio 1 off Cypress Creek Parkway, just south of Spring. A small business in Magnolia, Magnolia Outdoor Living, offers maintenance-free Adirondack furniture that is all made in America. Arhaus in The Woodlands Mall has a wide selection of outdoor furniture, decor and accent pieces, too.

Getting that perfectly comfortable backyard set up will help you savor this beautiful spring weather and enjoy the summer months to come.