How To Choose Outdoor Furniture For Your Home

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Our outdoor living space is an extension of our home. In this area, we entertain, relax, cook, and play. At times you may even see us working on our patio to take advantage of the glorious weather. 

With our Michigan summer just around the corner, now is the time to get that space set up with some outdoor furnishings. But how do you know which summer furniture is the best fit for you and your area? 

At Huizen’s in Grand Rapids, we have all the latest styles and accessories for you to choose from and have compiled some of our top suggestions for making the best decision on your outdoor furniture. 

Measure, Measure, Measure!

The last thing you want is to fall in love with a gorgeous piece of furniture that checks all of your boxes, just to realize that the measurements are way off for your space. For that reason, it is critical to start the process of finding summer furniture by obtaining proper measurements. 

To get the most precise picture, remove all current items off of your deck, patio, or balcony. This step will clear any obstacles you may run into while measuring. Take a tape measure and get dimensions of all sides, taking time to consider unique angles.

Consider Your Needs

At the end of the day, this furniture is for the benefit of you and your family. Take time to review when you have used the space the most and what activities took place during those times. Was there copious seating? How was the comfort level? Was there anything missing that was sorely needed?

Once you have taken that under advisement, list out the things you are looking for most in your outdoor furniture. Having this list will help guide your decision making during your search.

Pay Attention To the Weather

Michigan summers can often be quite humid. While most outdoor furniture is made from weather-proof wood, you may want to search out options that are known for being long-lasting. 

Furthermore, if you don’t intend to store your outdoor furniture in the winter, you must select a style that can endure massive snow and rain.

Storage Space

Many types of summer furniture now come with storage space underneath. This addition can be helpful for those who have children’s toys, outdoor blankets, grilling accessories, or other summer essentials that they don’t want to leave out. 

For those who live in a condo or apartment. If storage space could be beneficial for you, search out options that incorporate this element.

In Summary 

Summertime in Michigan is filled with lots of fun in the sun, barbeques, pool parties, star gazing, bonfires, and outdoor activities. Having quality outdoor furniture that serves as a central hub for all seasonal fun will add an extra layer of comfort to your days.

Stop into Huizen’s today to check out our many Furniture Accessories. Are you having trouble finding the perfect pieces for your outdoor living space? Let our Interior Design Services help you find the best fit!

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