Upgrade your backyard porch with a sectional – but read this before buying

Your porch can be just as livable as your living room. Those comfy details you love about your sofa – so that you can sit back, feet up, enjoy a glass of wine – can be there with your outdoor sectional. Plus, it can have that resort feeling that will make you feel like you are on holiday. (Like Miami, perhaps?) As long as you look for the right features. Here are six features to ask about when buying your sectional.

1. Design versatility

Sofa sectionals can be versatile space-savers. Instead of fold-up chairs placed haphazardly around your porch, an outdoor sectional organizes the area. It frames a spot you can lounge, snack and host guests. But a movable ottoman will provides even more layout options for your yard.

2. Solid construction

Go for long-lasting resin wicker. It is weather-resistant and maintains its natural look for many years, when taken care of properly. (That means washing it and rinsing it regularly, storing it over the winter, and covering it when not in use.)

3. Weather-friendly fabrics

Opt for next-gen outdoor fabrics. This easy-care charcoal linen
is crafted from a fade-resistant synthetic material. (If they do get wet, simply let the cushions stand tall so the water runs off and they can dry quickly to avoid the risk of mildew.

4. Safe glass tops

A glass-surface table top makes it a breeze to maintain a crumb- and spill-free table scape. And because it’s tempered glass, it’s also a safer option, too. Tempered glass is also used in cars, showers, fridges and more, because it won’t shatter like regular glass.

5. Strong legs

Find out what material the legs are made from. You don’t want your outdoor sectional to rust, so opt for one with a powder-coated aluminum frame. That should withstand years of outdoor exposure while still maintaining its natural look.

Get the Hello Yellow look

Above we’ve featured the Montego 2-piece set. It includes a sofa and ottoman that instantly transforms into a sectional. We also featured the glass-top table, too, to complete the outdoor “living room” look. You can see the full Montego set here.

Want some backyard inspo? Check out this patio makeover! 

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