If you have a small patio, you may think that its limited space should be reserved for a tiny grill or a pair of chairs. Good news is that with the right products and a little bit of planning, you can make the space much more interesting and useful.
Whether you have always wanted a small water feature or a lush container garden, it’s possible even with the smallest of spaces. The initial investment you should make is in seating that doubles as storage.
This may take the form of benches that have a retractable lid, where you can store gardening tools, soil, BBQ utensils, and many other outdoor objects that take up a surprisingly large amount of space. If you don’t care for seating, there are plenty of large trunks that can serve as an extra shelf for placing flower pots.
Inside, you can stash your gardening hose or a compact circular grill. If needed, you can always remove the objects on top of the trunk and use it as a bench.
Seating can take the form of folding chairs. These can be easily placed away behind larger features or against the wall so that they do not take up space. There are plenty of chairs on the market that are foldable, as well as durable and attractive. For comfort, think about investing a linen or canvas backed chair. These can easily be machine-washer, and the fabrics are usually treated for water resistance.