Don't you love love it when the better weather comes along?
We do - always look forward to sitting out enjoying a sunny-morning coffee through the summer months - or anytime if the forecast is great!
Or maybe spending a quiet evening contemplating the stars on a clear night while thinking about life - with a glass of wine of course - absolute necessity!
Thing is - you need somewhere comfortable to sit and savor those times. We've written up this post to suggest some options for you to do just that.
If there are just the two of you or space on the patio or balcony is tight then a three piece patio set might be just what you're looking for if you're into the open-air lifestyle.
We've selected a choice range of good-looking outdoor furniture that has proved popular over time. No item is below a score of 4.3 stars given by hundreds of satisfied reviewers.
There's a choice of material, color and style to suit various decors. All the furniture is well-made and strong - suggesting many years of enjoyable use.
Alfresco living needn't be overly expensive and we believe the prices for the models shown in this article are competitive. That point is underscored by the large number of people who chose to buy them.
Each group consists of two chairs and a matching table. The furniture is portable making it easy for you to move the parts individually to lay them out as you wish.
All items have a high resistance to weathering and are simple to keep clean.
It's compact according to some reviewers although the pic might suggest otherwise. Not for big butts one according to one commentator! Nice fit for a couple who don't have a lot of room to spare. We found that quite a few were bought where space was limited.
Although this porch furniture looks like rattan it has the advantage of being made from waterproof synthetic polyurethane for durability. It's brown colored to look like the real thing but it will not rot outdoors unlike the natural fiber. It's easy to wipe clean as well.
Not just for outdoors though - many sets were bought to be used indoors in certain rooms such as sun lounges.
The spongy cushions have covers that are removable for washing (hand wash only). They come in a choice of four colors that offer a nice contrast to the body shade.
The glass-topped table measures just under 16 inches square - just enough for the coffees. The chairs are compact and are built on a sturdy steel painted frame.
It's delivered for home assembly and tools and instructions are included. One customer reported that it was not hard to build and that the instructions were easy to follow. Not stackable though.
The makers offer a 12-month after-sale service but it's not clear if this is a warranty statement.
This furniture is a best seller with over a thousand reviews, most of which are very positive. The price is not too shabby either.
They look sleek and modern and will suit different house styles. They would be an ideal addition to any veranda or porch - even a smallish one at 70 sq ft as confirmed by a user.
Wicker lookalike seat and backrest made from synthetic resin - great weather and UV resistance. Simple to wash down
The material covers come in three colors - blue, grey and beige. The latter is more of an off-white according to some buyers.
Please note that only the bottom cover unzips for washing - you can't remove the back rest one - no zipper for that. Also the cushions don't have tapes for securing them to the frames. One positive is that they are a standard size and replacements available from furnishing and hardware stores - useful if you want other colors for matching.
The table has a glass top and is a good size at 18 inches square. The chairs are made from black metal frames and seem sturdy. Certainly there were many reviews where people weighing in at around 230 pounds and more didn't have any problems in using them over time.
For assembly at home - not too hard to do say the people who have done it. Certainly the finished product seems well worth the effort. Can't be stacked for storage.
Well liked by the folks who have forked out for this porch furniture - several hundred in fact.
The decorative tulip design is both weatherproof and rustproof to keep it looking good for many years to come.
The table stands 26.5 inches high and is 23.5 inches in diameter with the chairs measuring 33.75 inches high with a round seat of 15 inches diameter.
There is a hole of 1.75 inches in the center of the table if you want to use an umbrella with your table but this is not included.
Included in the package is everything that you need to assemble this set.
All the items fold so it's particularly suitable for confined spaces and it's easy to store them away off season. There's a catch fitted to the chairs to prevent them folding when being used - similarly with the table.
There's a choice of seven bright colors that will let you match almost any color scheme you can think of. The frames are powder-coated to a standard for outdoor use.
It's made from high-grade steel giving it strength with a slender-looking construction. The makers list the capacity of the chairs as 300 pounds each - which is a lot!
The table diameter is nearly 24 inches and stands 28 inches high - just right for those drinks! The seats measure an ample 23 by 20 inches.
Protection pads (replacements are available) are fitted to the legs to protect surfaces like wooden decking.
Despite their robustness the whole lot weighs just about 38 pounds - light enough for almost anyone to move around. Even take them on vacation if you have suitable transport.
The price for this furniture is modest in our opinion. Most of the customers who have reviewed this rate it highly - giving it 4.7 out of 5 - and that's a really great endorsement.
It's in a modern style with slim framing that has some minimalist appeal. Certainly not bulky in size as well as looks and will appeal to those folks who have only limited porch or balcony space.
Chairs have seat backs that are more upright and they have arm rests which might suit those folks who need a little help in getting up from a seated position.
The 21 inch wide seats have powder-coated steel frames for weather resistance and strength. The weight limit is listed at 250 pounds. They are available in three body hues - grey, black and brown. Black is the more competitively priced among the colors.
They are fitted with sponge cushions that have removable, washable poly covers in matching shades. They are not stackable.
The table has a toughened glass top for easy cleaning and is around 16 inches square.
It comes in one package for easy home assembly. The packaging contains infills to reduce damage in transit. Building the units are simple using the screws and allen keys supplied. Once built the pieces are portable - one reviewer mentioned that a five-year-old could carry one.
Well recommended by many buyers who averaged the furniture score at 4.5 stars.