Tip of the Week-Where to Buy Low Cost Quality Patio Furniture and Dining Sets

Have you ever been frustrated trying to find an affordable, yet high quality patio dining set?  If you have priced quality patio furniture- you know how expensive it can be!!  When Matt and I were looking for a set to go with the new home, I was stunned at the costs (if you want something other than plastic).  You don’t have to waste hours of your time scouring the net or the stores like I did, just read below and I will tell you how we got an AMAZING set for a great price.  I wanted to share this tip to help anyone looking for patio furniture on a budget, but also I thought you guys may enjoy seeing part of our new and patio and the dining set we have been enjoying all season!  🙂




The patio dining set we bought was our first larger home purchase.  Matt’s parents gave us money (house warming gift) to get this awesome large-ish propane/charcoal grill combo and I just knew we would want and need a nice patio set for both ourselves and for entertaining.  Originally I wanted a round patio table set, because that is what the previous owners had out and it looked nice.  I knew I wanted a black wrought iron look.  One of the things that frustrated me was the cost of patio sets.  Have you looked online at the prices?!  A good majority of them are $1,000 on up (even as much as $2,000 or more), with a few really nice ones in the $800 range.



I looked at every store from JC Penny’s (saw a set I liked there between $800-900), Plow & Hearth, Sears, WalMart, and many other name brand stores.  There were a few things that were important to me when patio table shopping-one was that it had to be sturdy.  Made to last.  I don’t like having to replace things every other year.  It is just not cost practical to me.  Number two was that if it came with chair cushions, that would be a huge plus!  Chair cushions can be quite pricey by the time you buy the quantity you need.  What I ran in to with all of the stores I searched at was that I was either finding the quality I wanted, but the price was just ridiculous (like as much or more than you would pay for solid wood dining furniture for indoors), or the price was right but you were getting cheaply made stuff.


What we bought:

home depot quality patio dining sets for lower costs


We ended up getting our patio set from Home Depot and I LOVE it.  The cost was $499 , but we got it for just $399!  Even at $499, it was the lowest cost I had found for it seating 6 people.  How we got a discount-If ordering from Home Depot, you may want to go in the store, because we got our table set for $100 less than the online price.  I called on the phone and found out our nearest Home Depot was having an inventory sale.  Shopping in off seasons or holiday events can save you money too.  Even if there isn’t a sale at your store-search online for coupon codes (just google home depot coupon codes).  Read my post HERE for tips on how to save even more money by using coupon codes and getting a rebate back on anything from Home Depot .  Also- the shipping is free on the patio set we bought.



We chose the Hampton Bay Fall River 7 piece dining set with the Moss colored cushions:  (This same set also comes in red).  Click HERE if you want to be taken to the home depot web page for this item.


Hampton Bay Fall River 7 Piece Patio Dining Set


Here is what I LOVE about this set:

  1. It is heavy, sturdy and very well made.  This is quality and looks like other sets I have seen at double and triple the cost.
  2. It features lattice work on the table and chairs both, which goes so well with the trellises we have along the back wall of our patio!
  3. The table has a nice logo stamp that makes it look classy
  4. It has a hole for an umbrella in the center should we choose to use one.
  5. The chairs are nice and big.  They are not flimsy at all and wider than most.
  6. The 2 end chairs are swivel rockers….so comfy!!
  7. It came with all cushions and even lumbar pillows!


I really like the moss green color with our yard.  We have so much greenery surrounding our patio (including ivy everywhere), that it goes so well with this set.  I was impressed with the thick chair cushions (they are also weather proofed) that attach with Velcro strips. The matching lumbar support pillows are in a cute sort of retro fabric (which looks good with our cottage that was built in 1950).  Here are some up close shots of the fabric and chairs:


Hampton Bay Fall River Patio Dining Chair in Moss


Hampton Bay Fall River Patio Dining Chairs in Moss


I really like the quality and look of the Hampton Bay line.  There are other designs in this line, so you may want to do a search for Hampton Bay at Home Depot online to see what they have.  We are thinking we will be adding to this set so we can seat more guests when we have larger parties.  This same falls river set in the green color also has taller height bistro set with 2 swivel chairs, side tables, a chair and mini low table “conversation set”, chaise lounges, glider, and even a full patio furniture set with the coffee table, love seat, and chairs.


We did have to assemble our set, but it was a fun bonding experience!  It took Matt and I about 2 hours to put together (it was easy..it is just a large set), but it was our first little home project that we did as a team. We have been enjoying this set the whole Summer and now in to Fall.  We have had sweet moments with just the 2 of us having quiet dinners with the bunnies , birds, and butterflies in our yard and we have had fun using the barbecue to entertain guests!


High Quality Patio Dining Furniture for cheap prices at home depot

 ***TIP***: If shopping online , don’t forget to use the rebate place I use to get money back on your purchases.  It’s really a smart thing to do because you will get a check in the mail which of course makes this an even better deal.  Just click on the ebates affiliate banner below and you can sign up for free:

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back



Have you found great deals on high quality patio sets?  Feel free to share with our readers!


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11 Responses to Tip of the Week-Where to Buy Low Cost Quality Patio Furniture and Dining Sets

  1. Ryan says:

    Thanks for the shopping tip. It looks like you got a really good deal. And that dining set matches your backyard really well.

  2. Tati says:

    Hi! Thanks for the informative blog post! I’m thinking of buying this set now because of reading your blog but am not sure about cushions. How come cushions were a must for you? How is your patio furniture holding up? Are the cushions a pain to keep clean?

    • Rebekah (We Live Inspired) says:

      Hi Tati! You are welcome. For one thing, this set came with all of the cushions (including the lumbar ones). That was part of what made it a great deal! Without the cushions, the chairs for this set would be uncomfortable to sit in for long periods of time. They are made of a tough powder coated steel, and under the cushion, it is like rows of metal slats that have gaps in between (like lots of traditional law chairs are built). The cushions make this set extra comfy for longer sitting periods, and raise you up to the table at the right height too.

      The patio furniture is holding up AMAZINGLY. We have had it for over a year now, and we had a SUPER harsh Winter with several feet of snow and ice here. I wanted to get covers for the furniture for Winter, but we never did. There was not a bit of rust or damage, and the set still looks brand new after being piled with snow and ice all Winter! We did bring the cushions in the garage over the Winter to keep those clean and new though.

      The furniture is super sturdy and rust resistant. Even if your set did get some wear and tear, you could spray paint it with an outdoor proof metal spray. The cushions haven’t been a pain to keep clean. They look fairly new as well. We do bring them in during the cold seasons though and usually during heavy storms too. Hope this helps! It’s a great set. If you order it only, don’t forget to use a rebate place, like the ebates link I put under the last photo of this post. I got a check in the mail for extra money back by doing that. 😉

      • Tati says:

        Thank you SO much for taking the time to respond back to me! I’m not sure how I stumbled upon your blog but am so thankful I did! I will be an avid reader from now on. Thanks so much for your advice. I will definitely be buying this set now! 🙂

  3. Daniel says:

    I just now noticed you got it from the depot pretty cool.yes it is a very nice patio that I have enjoyed eating at. love, the bottomless pit.

  4. As much as I love the furniture set, I love the idea that you put it outside your home and it was just pretty awesome. Thanks for the inspirations.

  5. Elden Gatley says:

    I agree that you should get large chairs for your patio. Otherwise, some guests will feel too cramped. Chairs should give breathing room regardless of the size of a person.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey, great share…..

    These furniture looks quite unique and amazing. I also want these sorts of furniture to decorate my deck area.

    Thanks for sharing this post. Keep sharing more….

  7. Ryan Homes says:

    The furniture is incredible strong and rust resistant. Even if your set did get some put on and tear, you may spray paint it with an outside evidence metallic spray.