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Outdoor Patio Furniture

A nicely furnished patio can add tons of outdoor living space for a family to use all year around. Questions such as how often a family entertains or how big the family is or how old are the children will 


determine what type and how much outdoor patio furniture to buy. There may simply be a need for a lounger or chair to sit quietly and read or the need to provide enough outdoor patio furniture for the entire family to use as an extension of the home.

Commonly a typical household will only need outdoor patio furniture that consists of a table and chairs, a serving table and a chouple of extra chairs.

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There are many different types of outdoor patio furniture from the simple folding web chairs to the ones made of aluminum, painted in many various colors with matching tables and umbrellas. If the patio table is placed under a shelter then there would be no need for an outdoor umbrella. Most homeowners have different tastes and needs in outdoor furniture, but due to the variety in cushions, colors and styles there should be something for everyone.

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Most manufacturers of outdoor patio furniture will have numerous pieces in the same color and design. There are lots of extra furniture pieces also available like lounges, occasional tables, benches and ottomans. To draw attention to your plants or add some interest to your patio, you can place them in plant stands.

Most of the outdoor patio furniture it made for the constant exposure to the elements, but sunlight will tend to dull metal finishes and wash out material patterns. It is important to protect and maintain your patio furniture througout the year to help it last for several seasons. The outdoor patio furniture and thier cushions last many years longer if they are bought inside in the winter months.

The larger pieces in the collection of outdoor patio furniture can be covered with outdoor furniture covers, usually sold separately by the manufacturer or with a sturdy piece of plastic. Protecting metal outdoor patio furniture from rain and water should help it last longer.