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Don’t let that patio or outdoor space go to waste. Even small spaces can be an extension of your style and living space. Go beyond the garden gnome, and get some outdoor furniture so you can entertain or just enjoy a meal outside. Here are some of the best places to browse or buy outdoor furniture.

Flora Grubb Gardens
1634 Jerrold Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 626-7256

Flora Grubb Gardens is an outdoor oasis with furniture that acts as an extension of nature. Styles range from rustic bistro to modern, while still blending in with the environment. Furniture is ready for the San Francisco weather yet caters to individual style, feeding your need for form and function. Colors are also abundant to liven up the natural tones that are typically favored. The staff is also there to help you with design choices if styling your backyard is not your thing.

Madbury Road
550 20th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 877-4320

Madbury Road is the place to find contemporary outdoor furnishings for those with plenty of space. The store specializes in sectionals and dining room sets that will withstand the elements. The outdoor furniture is along the lines of something you would see by the pool at a high end hotel. Colors are neutral to blend with the environment. Browsing and buying is by appointment, but Madbury Road offers delivery throughout the Bay Area.

Modani Furniture San Francisco
200 Kansas St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 429-3882

Modani Furniture carries modern yet minimalist outdoor decor that can fit in any space. It has a great selection of sofas, love seats, sectionals, chairs, dining sets, umbrellas and lighting to compliment your outdoor space. You can browse or purchase by looking at the inventory online or visiting the showroom in the design district of San Francisco. If you bring a floor plan, the consultants can make sure you pick the right outdoor furniture for your allotted area.

A Silvestri Co.
2629 Bayshore Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 239-5990

A Silvestri Co. has been serving San Francisco for 60 years. The company carries everything for your outdoor landscaping plans including fountains, statues, benches and tables. If you have an area that is an escape from the city and suburbia, this store is the perfect place to purchase outdoor furniture made of stone and wood. This family run business has great customer service, and the staff will help you turn your garden into an oasis.

Alameda Point Antiques Faire 
2900 Navy Way
Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-7500

The Alameda Point Antiques Faire is the perfect place to find outdoor furniture with a vintage flair. If you’re looking to make your outdoor space eclectic with lots of character, this flea market is the best place to find hidden gems. On the first Sunday of the month, hundreds of vendors line the rows to sell their unique goods. Come prepared with cash and something with which to haul your finds away. Outdoor furniture options range from gliders to iron lounge chairs to rattan and everything in between.

This article was written via Examiner.com for CBS Local Media