First, think about how you'll use your outdoor space. Do you like splashy pool parties with plenty of food and drink? Once summer heats up, does your grill never cool down? Or do you like quiet times with a book or a few close friends and great conversation? Decide what you need to create the best environment and make out your lists - picnic or dining tables, chairs for sunning by the pool, comfortable outdoor sofas for conversation, storage space for pool equipment, or cooking utensils.