Use double-duty furnishings where guests gather. "Store-bought or built-in benches with lift-up tops provide seating and waterproof storage space for cushions and gear," Durie says. Smaller lidded boxes and baskets can also be used as stools and stacked to save space: "Reducing the amount of clutter allows you to make the most of living outdoors."
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