Best Patio Furniture To Transform Your Backyard
August 28th, 2020
A backyard transformation can be a captivating thought for any homeowner. You imagine a total revamp of every square inch, one where luxury furnishings sit atop lush grass. The best part of this mental picture is that it doesn’t have to be a fantasy. It only takes a few quality pieces to make a big impression. We’ll look at which furniture pieces will have the biggest impact on your backyard ideas and how you should go about finding them.
Before debating the merits of different kinds of furniture, it’s important to start with the right mindset. There’s no point in skimping on furniture. There are plenty of places to find products at a serious discount. And whether it’s online or at a store, it’s easy to be tempted by those plunging price tags.
But sacrificing on patio furniture will only end in bleached-out cushions, rusting chair legs, and stained tabletops. Some owners never even get that far because they end up abandoning the project halfway through when trying to put it together! If you’re going to invest in your property, you might as well purchase something that is both functional and long-lasting.
Transforming your backyard starts with creating several welcoming spaces. If you don’t have a covered patio, umbrellas can be stationed around the yard to provide shade for everything from deck chairs to a grill to a small bar. Umbrellas are literally designed for any weather. Enjoy a cup of tea during the morning rain, relax with a beach read and a siesta at high noon, or feast on a fresh salad after the sun goes down.
If you’re inserting the umbrella into a table, you’ll have added weight and stability to go along with a 25lb or heavier umbrella base. However, if you’re setting up a free-standing umbrella, you’ll need a base that can stand up to the winds. Make sure to get one that’s at least 50 pounds and consider a heavier one if you reside in an area with frequent windy conditions. For convenience and mobility consider an umbrella base with wheels.
Sitting at a table outside is undoubtedly more work than staying inside. You have to account for the insects that might want to join your party and the breeze that beckons your napkins to the wind. But enjoying your food outdoors is also a rewarding experience that can help you appreciate your backyard in all its glory.
Having the right table can go a long way toward converting your yard into a more functional space. Instead of having to hunch over on a blanket picnic-style, you can straighten up in a chair and use proper utensils without the hassle. Whether you go for a small round-top for two or a multi-seater for 10, get ready to have more meals in front of the sunset instead of the TV.
For those who love to grill, there’s every reason to spring for a luxury cooking station. Having the right equipment is not only convenient, but it’s also a great way to encourage homeowners to set up their entertainment skills.
A good grill station will have plenty of counter space plus a small refrigerator to store items (like lettuce and tomatoes for the burgers). Keep food warm or cold until you’re ready to serve, and look forward to more summer BBQs where everyone can really relax.
If you really want to give your backyard a makeover, we recommend a conversation set. (After all, it’s a lot easier to sip iced tea with a friend when you can both see each other.) A sofa, a small table, and some flanking chairs might not sound like much, but they can instantly elevate a backyard. Plus, it can inspire people to make a regular activity just a little more special by being in nature.
When you’re choosing furniture, estimate how many people will likely be in your backyard at any one time. For some, it might make sense to have a loveseat, while bigger families who entertain more will want to go with a sectional.
Fire pits are perfect for roasting marshmallows, repelling bugs, and providing heat on cold winter nights. A good fire pit and comfortable seating make it possible to use the backyard that many more days out of the year too. Plus, this furnishing is one that adds a strong visual cue to venture outdoors by casting a warm glow on the rest of the space.
When you’re choosing a fire pit, keep in mind that bowls are relatively easy to move. So if you like to rearrange your furniture on a whim, this will be a better choice than a fire table or a similarly heavy ornament. You can also consider a tabletop pit to add an even more dramatic element to your outdoor dining.
Rugs can bring a lot of color and fun to the cement of an outdoor patio. They can round out a decorating scheme and play a major role in the overall aesthetics of your new yard. Quality patio rugs can be made to withstand the pressure of everything from the weight of the sofa to the wind-swept rain.
When trying to decide on a material, remember that polypropylene is better for wet climates, polyester is better for dry climates, and nylon is perfect for areas that see a lot of traffic. You can also consider natural fabrics, such as jute, but just keep in mind that natural fiber rugs tend to make your cleaning routine more difficult.
There’s a lot to be said for skipping a crowded and loud bar and perfecting your mixology skills all at the same time. Outdoor bars don’t have to be an elaborate set up either. It can be as simple as buying a high-top table, a few chairs, and a DIY drinks cart.
Paddy O’ Furniture Is Here to Help
Remember, purchasing the right furniture is a way to make the most out of your property. If you’re already paying for the land, there’s no point in letting it go to waste. It’s why Paddy O’ puts so much emphasis on the quality behind the pieces we sell. We design each product so that we can personally attest to its craftsmanship.
We want people to use our products and get real value from them. Our customers have come to trust us because we value the same things. If you’re going to take the time to select a piece and invest the money, you can expect our furniture to go the distance.