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Garden furniture helps create a 'good first impression of a home'

07/09/2010 When trying to create a good first impression of a home, garden furniture can lend a helping hand, according to a home improvement site.

Often the first thing visitors see is the garden when they arrive, so it is important to make it as presentable and inviting as possible.

"If you don't have a porch, you might want to think about getting your front yard a couple of picnic benches," the site suggests.

According to the home improvement site, simple and classic picnic benches "are not only versatile but embody the essence of classic suburbia".

Having garden furniture in your garden can be useful when entertaining friends on a sunny summer day and also for decorative purposes.

Residents at sheltered housing can now enjoy their tea parties outside in the sunshine after a grant paid for new garden furniture, reported.

Retired ladies at George Tweed Gardens, in Shaw, were awarded £700 for their tea group, which allowed them to purchase new tables and chairs for their outdoor seating area.

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