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10 Tips to Select Outdoor Furniture

Make it Flexible

You know that great footstool in the family room that everyone wants to use? It's a comfortable item that's also flexible and convenient. You want that kind of flexibility in your outdoor furnishings, too. Here are some flexible patio pieces you might consider adding to your wish list:

  • standalone umbrellas you can move from place to place
  • dividers or screens that can block the view from the street or nearby homes (some even come equipped with planters in the base for stability and a little seasonal color)
  • wheeled carts that can transport food and other necessary items in and out of the house
  • drop-leaf, collapsible or accordion tables that can be extended when you have guests