You can still make your patio look great and a good place to relax even with a limited space. Choosing the right patio furniture is all you need to enjoy your bonding time with the family as well as invite some of your friends for a little snack.
Making the most of your small patio space. Having a large patio is indeed nice for you can invite all your friends or host big family gatherings. However, there is no need to envy your friend’s big patio space, as you can still conduct entertainment activities on a limited patio space. Several people opt to choose to live in apartments and condos that have a small deck in these times because of the high cost of real estate. By choosing the compact patio furniture pieces, you can make the most of your patio space to have comfort during these activities.
Measure the space of your patio. If you will not do this, you will not be 100% sure that the furniture you saw online or in a catalog will fit in your patio. Some online furniture stores though include the measurements of the furniture which is a big help on your part. Nevertheless, you still need to measure your area.
Mark the places where your patio furniture will be placed. A masking tape can serve this purpose. Put a tape on the floor and write down the furniture for each space. Ensure that you have some walking space to prevent people from standing up from their seats to let someone from the back of the table.
Pick small tables and chairs. One good alternative is to have a bar set. Bar sets come with a selection of table shapes – square, rectangle and round. Bars are compact and come with stools. Otherwise, you can opt to have small patio tables.
You can add additional chairs and tables. Arrange them in such a way that they look practical and functional. You can group them or have a table with 2 or 3 chairs.
For small and narrow patios, get tables that are rectangular or oval-shaped. You can push one side of the rectangular table against the wall. Benches are good seating options in the patio, too.
Have some foldable chairs and tables. These will give you extra tables and chairs in the event that you need to seat more people. They are easy to set up and they can be kept in your garage or shed. They are also light in weight.
Choose light-colored materials for a small patio to make it look bigger. Glass top tables will also make the room look bigger since glass reflects light. Minimize your furnishings. Display only those that are quite good. Do not crowd your patio with so many items.
Your furniture must also be average in size. Do not get the big and bulky one to avoid it from drowning your limited space. Plan the apposite furniture for your patio to create the illusion of having a big area.