Designing the Perfect Patio Space
Advice - Patio
Consider Options, Collect Inspiration & Create a Plan
Outdoor patio furniture has come an extremely long way. Nowadays, not only are there countless styles and materials available to furnish your space, but the possibilities on what you can do with it are endless!
Before doing anything, here are some questions to ask yourself:
- What do I want to use my space for? Will I be dining, lounging, or both?
- What Styles have I seen that I love?
- What size space or spaces do I have to work with?
- How many people do I want to seat ultimately? Maybe 6 to dinner but more options for extra seating if need be?
- Do I want a fire pit table or fire feature? If I do, am I confined to a specific area if it’s Natural Gas?
These are all necessary questions in order to have some kind of idea on how to put your dream to a reality.
Once you identify a clear vision of what you desire for your space, then you can move onto the fun stuff! Make sure that during this planning stage you are also taking as many measurements of your usable space as possible. You may have always dreamed of having a large, curved sectional, but are now confined to a smaller area due new pool or garden. Think of whether your soon-to-be oasis will be an entertainment zone or a place for quiet family time. Don’t go crazy trying to figure out what guests would want. Plan, brainstorm and feel comfortable with what will make you happy and relaxed!
Once we know your vision things get a lot easier!
Make the Most of Your Budget
As I previously mentioned, patio furniture really has no limitations in design, quality or selection. No longer does having a small budget to invest in our your outdoor space mean that you’ve confined to fold up tables and lawn chairs! Maybe your current space is temporary, and you’re not looking to go crazy on furnishing a 2-year home. Well, I’m here to tell you that you really don’t need a million dollar budget to have a beautiful outdoor living space. Our patio line up offers quality products in every bracket. Look for sales and promotions and make sure to always ASK! Keep in mind that this will be a question on your retailers mind as well. We want to help you make the most of your time, space and budget.
Shop Where there are Quality Products & People
Welcome to stage 3! So you’ve measured your space, you’ve decided that your patio is large enough to fit a small dining area and a decent sized sectional (like you’ve always wanted) but now what? Take it from me when I say that shopping from valued and knowledgeable retailers is just as important (if not more) than shopping for quality products. Part of this step includes asking as many questions as you’d like about the products you are interested in, especially about certain collections or manufacturers you might be leaning towards. Remember, just like the interior of your home, your outdoor space is a long-term commitment, and investing in quality products will definitely pay off. Go to a place where their patio expert takes the time to explain differences between sets, and can help you choose a valuable set according to your budget.
Show Your Style
I don’t know about you, but I’ve never found an entertaining place to be truly complete without adding a personal touch! Once you have purchased your desire patio furniture- and loving it- now is the time to showcase your personal style and create the vibe of your outdoor living space. Are you aiming for an elegant, classic theme? If so, an outdoor candle, decorative throw and a rug will do wonders for creating this vibe. Remember to keep Tip#1 in mind and don’t loose sight of how you will be spending your time. If you have a pool with three young boys who are constantly running around and playing all the time, then perhaps a bright, fun and friendly theme will go a longer way. Don’t be afraid to mix patterns, materials and accents. This is your time to showcase your and your family’s style, so anything that YOU love will look amazing.
And there you have it my friends! I hope these tips have helped steer you in the right direction of designing your perfect outdoor space! Consult with your patio expert today and let us answer any remaining questions you might have. Enjoy your new oasis!