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Tips for Selecting Outdoor Furniture | Washington DC


tips-for-selecting-outdoor-furniture-washington-dcAlthough the final month of summer is here, it is not too late to purchase outdoor furniture. The best months to utilize outdoor furniture are still to come. In the fall the weather is cooler making it more comfortable to enjoy being outside. If you are ready to purchase outdoor furniture consider the following.

Measure Your Space

Before you even start looking at furniture determine how much space you have to fill. Also keep in mind how the space is shaped. The size and shape will determine what outdoor furniture will function. Keep in mind there has to be enough room to walk around the furniture comfortably. 

Also, check the shade in the area. If inadequate shade is available naturally consider purchasing an umbrella with your furniture. 

Determine Function

Are you planning on sitting and relaxing or serving dinner? Maybe you are seeking a place to sit and enjoy a book. Prior to shopping determine the function of the furniture. If you won't be eating meals there then a dining table isn't necessary. Instead comfortable seating and side tables may be preferred. 

Test Drive

You wouldn't buy a car without test driving it first. You should also sit on the outdoor furniture before purchasing. You need to verify it will be comfortable otherwise it will not be used regularly. 

Care and Storage

Selecting furniture that is easy to care for will allow you more time to enjoy the furniture as opposed to maintaining it. Also think through how you will store the furniture in the winter. Ideally you will find a protected location, like a garage or basement, so your furniture will last years longer. If it is not possible to bring the entire furniture set inside, attempt to bring in the cushions at minimum. 

If you are looking for outdoor furniture contact us. Lawn and Leisure is a one stop shop for outdoor living and is bound to have what you are looking for. Customers rave about our service and we look forward to helping you.


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