Tips for Creating Your Dream Outdoor Living Space

Furniture, accessories, and an outdoor kitchen are all essential pieces of an outdoor living space. It may seem like a daunting task to hand-pick each piece, but it will help you ensure the overall quality and flow of your patio.

Here are tips to help you create your dream outdoor living space:


Functional furniture is one of the key aspects of designing your outdoor space. You want to make sure that it fits the needs of your patio.

If you are working with limited space for furniture, small sofas and tall dining tables will help to maximize seating. Tables with storage (like shelving or console tops) will also help to maximize space.

You’ll find many different color and pattern options in fabric and sling seating. Powder-coated aluminum and poly-wood also offer colorful options that combine durability and style.


Patio accessories don’t always have to be decorations. In fact, accessories can be both functional and stylish.

Outdoor fireplaces and fire tables create a cozy gathering place outdoors. They can also extend the use of your patio into the cooler transition seasons.

If you don’t have a covered area for dining or seating, umbrellas can provide shade in a stylish way. Outdoor dining tables usually have a space in the center for an umbrella, but there are also free-standing options.

Receptacles are a great way to keep your outdoor space clean and organized. They can be used for towels, trash, or recyclables. Patio storage boxes are great accessories for storing cushions and clean towels.

Outdoor Kitchen

Now that you have a place for seating and dining, you need an outdoor kitchen that will accommodate your entertainment needs.

Starting with a preconfigured design can minimize the impact on your home, but you can also build a completely custom kitchen. If you have certain preferences on the type of grill or appliances you want, it may help determine the layout. Learn more about creating an outdoor kitchen here.


While shopping for the perfect items for your outdoor living space, be sure to consider the maintenance that every piece is going to require.

If your patio space isn’t covered or partially covered, you’ll want to cover your furniture and outdoor kitchen appliances to protect them during periods of inclement weather. This will keep them clean, dry, and free of any debris that can blow in.

Consult With Bassemier’s

Start with free in-home consultation and design services from Bassemier’s! Our sales team will help you find everything you need for your patio.

Contact us or visit us in-store to get started on your dream outdoor living space today!