As temperatures warm up, the patio takes centerstage in any home, becoming the â€˜it’ space for leisure activities as well as for entertaining. With exteriors becoming extremely important to the overall aesthetic of the house, we need to take a closer look at patio furniture and why it is so relevant in various situations in today’s day and date.
In this article, we examine the importance of patio furniture for three different demographics:
Families and Al fresco Dining: Outdoor dining is a great, intimate way for the family to dine together in a new space the outside patio of the house. Today, the concept of families dining together is fast disappearing, and dining al fresco is a great way for the family to create a new, inviting dining space and enjoy meals together. If one lives in a sunny, hot place, going in for the Sunbrella fabric for both umbrellas as well as the patio furniture, since it is easy to clean and fade-resistant as well. While bright colors such as red and blue work too, going in for the classics such as brown or beige with a pop of color in the umbrella also works great for families, especially those with small children. One can even add love seats and sofas instead of the traditional chair and table, thus bringing the whole family together for a fun meal outside.
Outdoor Entertainment: If you’re a family who loves entertaining, then using patio furniture to transform your outdoor space into party central is the best thing you can do. An enjoyable outdoor space can be created using excellent shade, outdoor seating and storage patio furniture. If one has a pool, then one can add aquatic paraphernalia such as rafts, floats, umbrellas, deck chairs, etc. and throw a smashing pool party. A backyard shed can store all these when not in use. One can also add a gazebo for dramatizing your garden, a cabana, a well-stocked outdoor bar, loveseats, bar stools and tables arranged around a â€˜dance floor’ for guests to enjoy their food and drinks, etc. to create the perfect party atmosphere.
Retirees: Retirees today are relocating to areas that have beautiful warm climates which not only saves them from the drudgery of shoveling snow, but also lets them enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of their own patio. Patio features active in adult communities are Arizona rooms/sunrooms which are covered/screened patios. Retirees can also add elements such as comfortable chairs and a small table, cozy bamboo swings or a large, double loveseat swing, and an arbor, canopy, an umbrella or an awning which protects them from the sun.