Wouldn’t it be nice to sit down, relax, and savor a glass of iced tea on your home’s front patio during a warm, sunny day? Just imagine the many wonderful conversations and, perhaps, rounds of beer you can enjoy when you have a veranda that has been designed for leisure purposes.
How do you build that kind space within your property? To begin, you need to have the right pieces of patio furniture in place and determining what kind and how many you need should be on top of your to-do list.
The Basic Pieces
• Swing – A classic element of any veranda, a swing combines the feel of a hammock and the support of a chair. Because of its versatility, it’s considered by many homeowners to be a suitable seating patio furniture.
When shopping for one, opt for a swing large enough for several people or one that can accommodate just you, whichever your preference is.
• Tables – Before picking a material for the table, make sure to consider the climate of the place where you live. On that note, it may be important to remember that wicker is a good patio furniture material for houses located in dry climates while wrought iron is more flexible since it can adapt to any environment thinkable.
Meanwhile, another concern you need to think about is the size – should it be big enough to accommodate a bunch of your friends or should it be cozy enough for just two people? The answer to this solely depends on you, though it may be worth mentioning that a rectangular piece may be more suitable for the former scenario while a round one for the latter.
• Loungers or Hammocks – If you are looking forward to lazy days and afternoons entirely dedicated to a beauty siesta, it may be wise to invest in either of these two patio furniture. For a more breezy experience, a hammock should be your top choice.
When you have no sturdy posts or trees to tie the hammock to, a good alternative may be a reclining chair. Often coming in adjustable or preset designs, a lounger will surely give you a chance to just enjoy the view on your wonderfully landscaped garden or your well-manicured front lawn.
• Benches or Chairs – After your table comes the chairs, which should stand at an appropriate height relative to that of the table. For instance, if you decide to go with a bar table for the verandah, it may be practical to match it with tall chairs. Aside from the height, you may also have to look at a chair’s form.
When you want to curl up with a book on the patio, go for a wide chair instead of the usual structured type. On the other hand, you may choose to get a bench for the patio furniture that is best paired with a picnic table. Regardless of the size and shape of your chair, however, remember that there is only one thing that can complete the setup: a comfy cushion. Without it, you wouldn’t even spend a good 5 minutes on the porch.
Once you’ve decided on the right blend of patio furniture pieces, the next thing to do is to secure the ones you need for your verandah. And as you choose which kinds to buy, keep in mind three important factors: storage, maintenance, and quality.
This means that the pieces you choose should be (1) easy to store, (2) low maintenance, and (3) built to last. When your patio furniture set meets these three basic requirements, you can be sure that you and your family can maximize and enjoy the space on your verandah for a long, long time.