Living in Georgia means your outdoor areas can be used throughout the year to increase your living space. Sourcing and choosing the perfect accessories, from furniture to pool tables, shuffleboard tables, and more, will turn your patio from “outside” to a luxurious outdoor retreat. We’ll cover all the best items to make your patio your place of refuge for relaxation and recreation.
What Are Your Patio Furniture Needs?
Before you start loading your truck with furniture, grills, and game tables, you should take a moment to consider your home, your family, and your unique wishes for your patio space. Are you planning for it to be the life of the party? Or are you thinking more about a peaceful place for your family to dine and spend time outdoors?
Create a prioritized list of what you want to accomplish in the area to help you decide what patio furniture will be required. A dining table is unnecessary on a 12×16-foot patio if that space is just used for informal evening drinks. Instead, go for a fire pit, plenty of comfy sitting, and occasional tables.
What Materials are Best for Patio Furniture?
While patio furniture may be made from any kind of material, there are several that are best for resisting the elements. Choosing the best patio furniture material depends on things like how you live and where you live. To make the best investment, you should weigh the pros and cons of the different materials that outdoor furniture is made of:
Teak is by far the most popular type of wood for outdoor furniture, even though there are other options. Why? Teak outdoor furniture is suitable for all kinds of weather. It can stand up to even the harshest environments, and its beautiful, warm tone can’t be beaten. Teak has a lot of oil and natural resin, making it resistant to insects and waterproof. The oils also protect the wood from dry rot, making teak outdoor furniture durable.
Plastics and synthetic resin
Modern outdoor furniture can also be made from synthetic resin, which is easy to clean, lightweight, and durable in all kinds of weather. Traditional outdoor furniture made of synthetic resin is often woven to appear wicker for a classic outdoor look.
On the smoother side, molded plastics like high-grade polyethylene and polypropylene give you more color and shape options than any other material. Plus, they are very durable and don’t weigh much, making moving tables and chairs outside easier.
Wrought iron was used a lot in the past, but because it is heavy, rusts easily, and is hard to keep up, it isn’t used as much in outdoor settings today. Aluminum and steel are most often used to make modern patio furniture.
Aluminum is flexible and can be pressed or poured into any shape or design. It is light and robust, making it a good outdoor furniture choice. Aluminum patio furniture is very low-maintenance. It doesn’t rust like iron or steel when exposed to wet or salty air outside, and it doesn’t dry out or crack like most wood furniture in the sun. High winds are the only place where aluminum outdoor furniture is not a good choice.
Steel is the most durable material but also the heaviest and most expensive. Steel furniture is heavier and harder to move around, but it will stand still better in the wind. Galvanized or stainless steel is the best choice for outdoor furniture since regular steel rusts and corrodes quickly when exposed to the elements.
Without a doubt, upholstered outdoor furniture is the most comfortable choice. It is the best place to relax and has a look that could just as easily be used inside. Most outdoor fabrics are made from synthetic fibers that repel water, like vinyl, polyester, and acrylic. These kinds of weaves tend to be airy and resistant to sun, water, and other outside damage.
What Kinds of Furniture and Accessories Can You Have On Your Patio?
Luckily, patio furniture is as diverse as humans are. Whether you aim to use the space for eating, relaxing, entertaining, or having fun, there’s something to fill that need.
One of the first things you’ll want to check off your list is seating. Do you want a soft, cozy glider for cuddling with your sweetheart? Or a chic set the whole family can gather around? No matter your style, there is something out there to bring a thrill to your heart and the “room” together.
If you’re aiming for a laid-back bar feel, consider a swivel barstool made from sustainably-sourced ipe. Or, if classic silhouettes inspire you, why not an Adirondack chair in a stunning shade?
No matter your specs, Greater Southern has a patio furniture solution to please you.
A dining table and chairs are necessary to make the outdoors an extension of your dining room. Whether you’re looking for something cozy and intimate or a gorgeous set fit for entertaining the entire family, Greater Southern has it in stock.
If you’re hoping to make your patio a fun and exciting hangout, you can do that with modern pool tables, outdoor billiards tables, or outdoor shuffleboard tables. Not only will they transform your patio from “that place you grill sometimes,” they are made of long-lasting materials that can endure the elements for years.
Modern Pool Tables
What makes a pool table modern? For one, its style. Clean lines and gorgeous materials are the name of the game here. The design is modern because it has immaculate lines and a timeless, minimalist look. Combine a pool table like this with a tabletop that converts it to a dining table for the best in entertainment.
Outdoor Pool Tables
Pool tables that can withstand the elements will be invaluable to your patio setup. A mid-century modern outdoor pool table like this will bring oodles of class to the poolside and won’t fade under the sun.
Outdoor Shuffleboard Tables
Is shuffleboard more your style? No problem. With a granite playing surface, this contemporary design will bring hours of fun to your family and friends.
Share your vision with Greater Southern Home Recreation
Are you ready to fill the empty places on your patio with gorgeous, luxurious furniture and games? Visit a Greater Southern location today and let us help you design the patio you’ve been dreaming of.
You may also drop by our website and leave us a message to arrange an appointment.