It is indeed nice to have a big patio but people who live in small homes should not be disheartened for having a little area for their patio. Having a small patio does not limit you to make it nice and presentable. If you are thinking of furniture, there is nothing to worry, as modern types of patio fitment can be bought from online stores.
But before you browse thru the Internet or head on to your local store, you need to do some vital steps first.
Measure the area of your patio. Assign the spots where you want the furniture located as well as the other fixtures such as plants, etc. It would be wise to mark the specific areas and identify the kind of fitment you want to put there. For example, put an “x” and indicate if it is a small sofa or a bar set. By doing this, you will see if there are still enough walking space.
Table and chairs are a must-have in your patio. Since your space is small, opt to have a bar set instead of table and chairs. Tables are normally big, which can take much area. A bar set also comes with stools. Apart from that, the bar can also be your serving table. It also has compartments or shelves where you can keep your napkins, glasses and food supply.
Since a bar set only has two stools, which is not enough if you have more than two people in your patio, you can solve this by getting additional bar stools. Modern bar stools have been designed to give more comfort. Some are designed with back, arm and foot rest. They can also be rotated up to 360 degrees allowing the person to face the other people in the patio without hurting his neck.
However, if you prefer a table than a bar set, get a rectangular table and placed it against the wall. This is a good choice for a small, narrow patio. To allow more seating capacity, get benches.
You can also have foldable tables and chairs. These types of furniture are good alternatives for a small patio. They are easier to set up and can be stored in your garage when not in use.
You can also opt to have small tables and some chairs. Group them together to create a nook, which can be used by two or more people. It can also be your personal nook.
Should you want to have magazines, opt to get a magazine stand instead, as this will not take so much space. To make your patio homier, have hanging plants instead of those in big pots.
Always bear in mind that the size is not an issue in decorating your patio. You only need to be more creative and practical in choosing your furniture to make it inviting, cozier and pleasant. Planning is important so you will not end up wasting your money.