Essential Furnishings for your Deck or Patio

Essential Patio Furniture

Make your patio an essential living area of your home with these ideas for furnishings.

Spring will be here in less than 2 weeks! Outdoor living will start to take off once the warmer weather comes.  Columbia Builders offers custom designed outdoor living spaces, including decks and patios to our homebuyers.  These spaces enhance your new home and expand your living space during the warm weather months, allowing an easy transition from indoor to outdoor relaxation and entertaining.

And, if you want to spend more of your time outdoors on your deck or patio, you’ll need to provide some furnishings to turn it into a comfortable space. Make your deck or patio the focal point of your home this spring with these essential furnishings.

Retractable Awning

An awning can make the days spent outside more comfortable, especially during the summer, by providing shade and protection from the elements. While a regular stationary awning is adequate for this purpose, consider installing a retractable awning. Retractable awnings can be lowered as needed and retracted during storms. Motorized awnings can even be installed, which have sensors to detect wind motion and automatically retract if the wind is high enough!

Comfortable Seating

Your family and guests will enjoy their time on your deck or patio when it is furnished with plenty of comfortable seating options. However, consider the main usage you’re envisioning for your outdoor area first. A patio that incorporates an outdoor kitchen may need some space reserved for a dining table. And consider carefully how many guests your deck or patio can reasonably accommodate and plan your seating choices accordingly.


While many decks and patios incorporate great seating options, not too many people take tables into consideration. Enjoying food and drinks outside is one of the great pleasures of owning a home with a deck or patio, so make sure you have the tables necessary for this purpose! Even something as simple as end tables can work well in this situation.

Potted Plants

Plants can add a nice touch of green to your outdoor area – ferns and ivy are great, and planters and pots can add a colorful and subtle personal touch to your outdoor home decor.

How Can Columbia Builders Change Your Life?

Columbia Builders is the home builder of choice in Howard County, offering homes in Ellicott City, Elkridge, Laurel, Columbia, Marriottsville, Fulton, Clarksville, Dayton, and Brookeville.  No matter what the size and scope of your project, we have the skills, experience, and resources needed to bring your vision to life. We offer a level of customization that is truly unmatched and are committed to using materials and craftsmen of the highest quality, so you can trust that your new home is built to last.

If you’re ready to invest in a home that is built with your needs in mind, trust in us. Give Columbia Builders a call today at 410-730-0215 or use our contact form here.  You can also keep up with us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+Houzz, and Youtube, and don’t forget to check back on our blog for more tips and information!

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