• Jen Bedard

Tips to Create your Personal Outdoor Oasis

Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Patios are a wonderful addition to any home. Not only do you extend the amount of living space available to you, if you plan it right you also end up with the perfect outdoor entertainment centre. In fact, you can create a quiet place to reflect or a place to gather depending on the space available and the furniture you select. Here are some tips on finding the right patio furniture for your outdoor living space.

1 – Start with a List

I know, it sounds rather basic but before you start shopping for patio furniture, you need to know what your plans are for that space. For example, is it large enough to use for outdoor barbecuing? Do you intend to make it a public space to entertain family and friends or are you seeking a private getaway for yourself? Do you see it as a full-time living space during the warmer months or a spot that will be used just on occasion? Once you have the list of purposes in mind, you can start to imagine how you will fill that space. On your list you should have such things as seating, storage and appliances, depending on how you decide to use your patio.

2 – Take A Test Drive

When at the hardware or garden supply store, look carefully at the patio furniture. Don’t let looks fool you and actually sit, recline and relax on the pieces on display. You are looking for patio furniture that provides function as well as comfort.

3 – Look for Easy Care Products