East Rochester, New York
825 Fairport Road
East Rochester, NY 14445
(585) 383-0700
Pettis Outdoor Living & Sauna has been providing pools supplies, patio furniture, and other backyard products to homeowners throughout Greece, NY since 1962.

5 Tips for Buying Patio Furniture July 21, 2017

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5 Tips for Buying Patio Furniture , East Rochester, New York

When you’re looking for the perfect patio furniture for your outdoor living space, you’ll find pieces in every style, material, size, and price range. In addition to looking great and fitting into your budget, outdoor furniture needs to be comfortable, making your patio a cozy haven for relaxing and entertaining when the weather is warm. Before you buy new furniture, check out these purchasing tips for finding the best choices for your backyard.

Get Organized

Knowing how you want to use your outdoor living space will help determine the type of furniture you need. Will it be used for dining and parties or lounging and reading? Will it be a combination of the two? Your answers to these questions will guide you to the right tables, chairs, lounges, and accessories.

Think About Maintenance

Choose pieces that are simple to care for and will withstand the elements. You want patio furniture that is easy to clean and is made from materials that are durable and attractive. Metal, cedar, and all-weather wicker require minimal maintenance and are known for their long life span. Additionally, consider where you will be storing your furniture during the offseason—pieces that fold are perfect for small storage areas.

Make a Quality Investment

patio furnitureInvesting in better quality materials and designs will save you money in the end. Less expensive plastic furniture fades and becomes brittle after a few summers in the sun. Even though high-quality items cost more, you won’t have to replace them as often as cheaper items, reducing your costs in the long term.

Test It Out

Patio furniture should be both comfortable and suitable for your needs. Test out any potential seating options to make sure you enjoy sitting on them.

Look for Multipurpose Pieces

Furniture that doubles as storage or extra seating is ideal for any yard, especially in areas with limited space. Pieces with storage options keep the patio neat. Benches or ottomans can be used as extra seating for guests or work surfaces when gardening.


With two convenient locations in Greece and East Rochester, NY, Pettis Pools & Patio is the leader in patio furniture, pool supplies, and everything else you need for your outdoor living space. They also offer professional home sauna and pool installations to give your home a luxurious feel. To learn about their current patio furniture inventory, visit their website or call their Greece location at (585) 392-7711 or the East Rochester store at (585) 383-0700.

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