patio, patio furniture, indoor patio furniture, outdoor patio furnitureAny time of year is a good time to reinvent the patio but no better time than spring. It’s the time of year that new patio furniture is almost mandatory.

Prepare for new outdoor patio furniture by first clearing out the old furniture. If it’s still in good condition, consider selling it and applying the money to your new set or accessories to go with the new patio set.

Depending on the type of patio you have, consider power washing the dust and cobwebs that have built up where the old furniture was placed. You’ll be amazed at how much a simple power wash will improve the look of your space. The new patio furniture will look even better on a clean patio.

The next step in preparing for new patio furniture is to determine how many pieces you’ll need. How much seating do you need? Do you want a chaise lounge or a loveseat? How many tables will you need? These are all things to consider when deciding the type of outdoor patio furniture you want.

Next, measure the space versus the measurements of the new set. You may come across a patio set that you really want but you’ll be disappointed if you get it home and realize not all the pieces fit.

The accessories are often overlooked but can make a huge difference in the appearance of your patio and can really bring out the new patio set you’ve purchased. Some accessories to consider include outdoor plants, pillows, lighting, and table décor. And don’t forget the grill of course because once the patio is redone you’ll want to show it off.

Some outdoor patio furniture sets will come with the ability to add an umbrella for shade. If the table to the set doesn’t already have a pre-cut hole to hold an umbrella, don’t worry; there are free-standing umbrellas available. Free-standing umbrellas are convenient because you can place them wherever you need shade.

The last thing to consider for your new patio set are covers that will help you keep your furniture looking new and lasting longer. Patio furniture covers come in a variety of shapes and sizes suitable for any size furniture.

Now that you’ve cleaned the patio area, taken measurements and determined the type of patio furniture you want, and of course selected your accessories; it’s time to begin the search for your new patio set. Enjoy the process, after all; picking out the new furniture is the fun part.

Author: Sydney Spence is a guest author who writes on numerous topics including home improvement.