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Last edited 17 Jan 2018
A good set of garden furniture can transform a space into a rich dining destination and social space. Even a smaller garden space should not put off budding garden designers, as a few key furniture choices can bring a small space to life.
However, there are some important issues to consider before purchasing garden furniture:
 Easy care
In off-seasons or periods of disuse, is there the appropriate space or covers to store furniture ? Suitable storage during long periods of adverse weather and can add years of to furniture. If space is limited, consider garden furniture which folds.
It is easy to buy standard plastic garden furniture in order to save money. But, when buying garden furniture for the long term it is better to look at it as an investment, spending more money on higher quality that lasts longer, rather than something which will need to be replaced every year.
 Dual purpose
Find pieces which have a dual purpose. A chair set which can be used in the garden and the dining room, for example, can be a great way to conserve money and space.
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