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Garden Bird Houses: A Sanctuary for My Feathered Friends

I'm a dedicated nature lover. Anything I can do to ensure the well-being of my feathered friends makes me happy. Observing avian wildlife in my backyard is even better. This is why I own several birdhouses. My favorite is the acrylic birdhouse that clings to my French patio door. This birdie sanctuary is transparent and crystal clear. It allows me to view nesting birds without disturbing them. The themed birdhouses I've purchased at various garden stores and specialty shops add a splash of color and exciting decor to my yard. In my small collection are farmhouse themed birdhouses, nautical themes, colonial themes and even a birdhouse "mansion". As you can tell, these birdhouses bring me as much pleasure as their intended occupants. You might say these pieces are "for the birds", but I know they're more than that.

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3 Things To Consider When Buying Outdoor Furniture

Buying outdoor furniture is a great way to expand the entertaining space that you have on your property or to simply create a nice and comfortable spot for your family to enjoy. Listed below are three things to consider when buying outdoor furniture.

Consider The Maintenance Requirements

A huge thing to consider when buying outdoor furniture is the maintenance requirements. The last thing you really want when you buy outdoor furniture is having to spend time maintaining it to keep it in good condition instead of simply being able to go outside and enjoy utilizing the furniture. As a result, make sure that you look for patio furniture that is constructed out of materials that require very little maintenance, such as certain types of metal, teak, and even some wicker pieces that are designed for pretty much any weather conditions.

Consider The Storage Requirements

Additionally, when buying outdoor furniture, make sure that you consider the storage requirements of that furniture. Sure, this type of furniture is intended to remain outdoors, but there are going to be times when you are going to want to store it somewhere that it does not get damaged, such as during the winter. In that situation, you will want to make sure that the patio furniture that you buy will be able to easily fit within your garage, basement, or elsewhere within your house so that you do not have to leave it outside and have it degrade quickly due to winter weather conditions.

Consider Furniture With Multiple Uses

Finally, when picking out your outdoor furniture, it is very important you consider furniture with multiple uses. This is especially important if you are trying to furnish a small balcony, a patio, or a smaller yard.

The reason for this is that these pieces of furniture with multiple uses will actually help you maximize your space in those smaller spaces. For example, instead of simply getting standard outdoor patio chairs, consider getting a storage box that actually has a cushioned surface that is intended to be used as seating when you don't actually need to get into the storage space. 

Visit your local furniture store today such as Think Outside... The Outdoor Great Room Store to take a look at the various types of outdoor furniture that is available to determine if any of it will meet your tastes and particular needs. You will want to consider the maintenance requirements of the furniture, the storage requirements of the furniture, and furniture types with multiple uses when picking out your outdoor furniture.