Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
Laura Stone
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Outdoor Design Poll!

I keep going back and forth on what kind of furniture I want out by the pool. I have loungers already (they're these all-weather wicker beauties) and can't decide if I want an actual dining set or sofa/sectional/deep seating. The plans are to build an outdoor kitchen, which will have a bar area with stools. Now, things to consider: wet butts, older parents visiting, parties where we stay out late in the night gabbing.

I prefer:

dining tables - you can lean forward, set stuff on it, have centerpieces
37(31.9%)
sectionals - they're sleek, modern, and you can get a lot of butts on them
21(18.1%)
chair/sofa sets - you can move things around to suit your needs, people can have their space
44(37.9%)
bean bags! BEAN BAGS FOR EVERYONE. It traps the elderly and amuses the young.
14(12.1%)

Materials!

No cushions at poolside, gross! Sling all the way, baby.
27(26.5%)
Cushions are fine, they're Sunbrella. Plus, tush cush!
56(54.9%)
METAL SPIKES. Remember how you like to be alone? Think of it as insurance.
19(18.6%)

Where was teak? Or metal that is not a spike?

Ah, did you forget I live in Texas?
14(11.2%)
And did you not realize that wood needs constant care in those temps?
15(12.0%)
And metal will sear the flesh off your body?
29(23.2%)
Have you hung your head in shame yet?
30(24.0%)
WELL? HAVE YOU?
37(29.6%)


The thing is, I need seating for at least 7 (my family + in laws, who visit a lot.) It will be under a large shade structure as well. My only concern with a sectional is that it would block off flow from the back door out to the rest of the area, because of where the space is.



Measurements I failed to add: 16 feet across, 14 feet deep will be the "under shade structure" space.

Things to note: the shade structure is a pergola, but the wooden slats will be very close together with a narrow gap in between each piece (will run left to right, and be very similar to THIS) and the placement of the sectional - if that's what we go with - would make an L on the right side of the posts. Up and down, and then along the house at the bottom, just like the letter L.

Thoughts? *chinfists*
Tags: help?, poll!, pool building is funtimes, random questions
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