2 Tape the Area
This is the fun part, like working a puzzle! Grab some removable painter’s tape and mark the footprint of each piece on your patio or deck. Or if you’re really crafty, you can make full-size templates from old newspapers. This will help you visualize
how you’ll use the space. Remember to leave some room for your coffee table, garden stools, outdoor accents or a lazy beagle, as well as some space to navigate around all of that. And it’s a good idea to always double-check those dimensions.