You and your family have been painstakingly constructing a new living space where your back porch previously resided, working weekends, and evenings for several weeks. You are to the point of adding appliances, plumbing fixtures, and the needed decorative and utility lighting fixtures to finish this long awaited project. Being careful to keep an appearance of a professional job that would make a contractor jealous requires two things, a good eye for detail, and not going on the cheap when it comes to decorative hardware and fixtures. If you do then it will be like putting a set of twenty dollar hub caps on a brand new Lexis SUV, and this not a pretty picture.
Selecting all of your variable pieces like an outdoor couch, chairs, and coffee table should be done at a patio furniture store that specializes in high-end furniture for outdoor living. Going to Wally World for these needs will also make a presentation that will be lack luster at best. Same with your dining table, as it will be a multifunctional area; you will want a model that is not only going to work with the selected design theme, but also have heavy duty qualities about it too. If the chairs do not come with out door cushions, just be sure and ask the sales clerk to see their offerings before checking out at the register.
The best plan of action to be sure of your choices may be to pay for a couple of hours of time to speak to a professional at an indoor outdoor design shop. He or she can come out and take a survey of your situation, and make some educated suggestions that will keep you on track, to have the showplace that you have had in mind all along. Take copious notes while they are there, and it might be a good idea to have some digital photos of the area printed out to make notes on to show where certain suggested items go on your floor plan.
Ask them also about the use of Hampton Bay outdoor lighting fixtures to go with your theme, and which models would work well in the scheme of things. Ask about direct and indirect lighting features that will be functional and create a visual mood altering display for you and your guests to enjoy. It will well be worth the one hundred to three hundred dollars for their time, and will save a lot of time buying, trying, and returning fixtures when they do not seem to work with your designer style living space.