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Walmart Shoppers Love These Affordable Patio Upgrades

These 10 porch essentials will help you enjoy every minute of summer outdoors.
By Aly Walansky
June 05, 2021
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Outdoor entertaining is having a moment this summer, as family and friends finally reunite. For many, these gatherings will be outdoors, not only because it can be a safer place for large groups, but also because it allows for more people to gather, reconnect, and enjoy the beautiful weather. If you're looking to host a summer gathering, large or small, the best way to extend the good times is to make sure that your patio, porch, or backyard is entertainment friendly.

Walmart's collection of outdoor furniture contains thousands of items for sprucing up your space and making it more inviting to guests, including outdoor rugs, lighted umbrellas, smokers, and more. What's more, Walmart knows we're all trying to get our spaces summer ready, so they've marked down many of their most popular buys, like this four-piece wicker patio furniture set that was nearly $700 and is now just $370.

Have a smaller space? You can add light, style, and color with this fade-resistant patio umbrella with LED lights. It's available in 10 colors to coordinate with your pillows, rugs, or any other colors you have selected, and it's marked down to just $85.

Ready to create the al fresco space of your dreams? Keep scrolling to see 10 of our favorite outdoor upgrades, and shop the entire Walmart patio and garden collection for even more outdoor inspiration.

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Best Choice Products 10ft Solar LED Lighted Patio Umbrella
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Best Choice Products 10ft Solar LED Lighted Patio Umbrella

Buy It: $85 (was $130); Walmart.com

A patio umbrella is a helpful addition to any outdoor space, both for protecting from rainy weather and avoiding direct sunlight on a very warm day. This umbrella is extra helpful because it’s lined with 24 built-in solar powered LED lights that can run for six to seven hours, which makes this umbrella useful day or night. The fabric itself is  water-, UV-, and fade-resistant, meaning it can stand up to all elements, from weather to time. Use the push-button tilt system to stay cool or in the shade no matter where the sun is. With 10 color options, this one is sure to match your patio.

Mainstays Albany Lane 6-Piece Outdoor Patio Dining Set
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Mainstays Albany Lane 6-Piece Outdoor Patio Dining Set

Buy It: $150; Walmart.com

If you’re going to be eating those delicious grilled steaks and big juicy burgers outside, you probably need somewhere comfortable to sit. This patio set includes a table, umbrella and four chairs. Each piece is made to be durable, so it’ll stand up to weather and time and look great for it. Not a fan of the red? No worries. It's available in four other colors, including a contemporary blue.

Mainstays 10' x 10' Grey Easy Assembly Steel Garden Gazebo
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Mainstays 10' x 10' Grey Easy Assembly Steel Garden Gazebo

Buy It: $247; Walmart.com

Take your patio or backyard to a gorgeous, photo-ready next level. This gazebo has everything you need, even mosquito netting so you don’t get bothered by pests on outdoor date night. It doesn’t even require bolts or tools. Set this up within a few hours, and be ready for sunset drinks that same evening!

Blackstone 4-Burner 36" Griddle Cooking Station
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Blackstone 4-Burner 36" Griddle Cooking Station

Buy it: $499; Walmart.com

What’s an outdoor cookout without a grill? This griddle cooking station can do it all, with four independently controlled cooking zones. This means even if you are grilling shrimp, burgers, and steaks on the same grill, they’ll all perfectly cook at their own temp and speed. There are also side shelves to hold all your grilling tools and a magnetic toolbar so everything is within reach at all times. With tons of cooking surface space, this is perfect for your next large party.

Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Charcoal Barrel Drum Smoker
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Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Charcoal Barrel Drum Smoker

Buy It: $300; Walmart.com

Your patio may already be set with a grill, but a smoker is an asset that will take things to the next level. When you are ready to make a rack of ribs or an awesome brisket, there’s nothing like smoking — and this smoker is built for precision. It features a moving cooking grate and extra meat hangers, which will help you adjust exact positioning. It also comes with a giant charcoal basket for all-day smoking. There’s a professional temperature gauge, too, that glows in the dark, so you can check on your meat day and night.

Related: 9 Mistakes You're Probably Making With Your Smoker

Expert Grill Pocket Digital Instant Read Meat Grilling Thermometer
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Expert Grill Pocket Digital Instant Read Meat Grilling Thermometer

Buy It: $10; Walmart.com

Grilling is fun and flavorful, until your meat ends up overcooked. A grilling thermometer can be your best friend in checking the doneness of meat without cutting into it. This thermometer also has a preset timer, to keep things extra simple and make sure every backyard cookout is a sure success.

Tall Mocha Mainstays Patio Heater
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Mainstays Tall Mocha Mainstays Patio Heater

Buy It: $119; Walmart.com

Summer days may be sunny and warm, but even in the warmest of months, things can get chilly at night. This matte bronze outdoor propane heater is gorgeous, but more importantly, it’ll keep people warm and toasty while eating or visiting outdoors, which means the night can last longer.

WoodWick Pink Hibiscus Citronella Outdoor Candle
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WoodWick Pink Hibiscus Citronella Outdoor Candle

Buy It: $24; Walmart.com

Avoiding pests is an important part of outdoor dining, but visible pest repellent can be a mood killer. This citronella candle smells delicious and is legitimately pretty so it’ll fit in as part of the décor, even while it keeps mosquitos at bay the whole time.

Related: 5 Citronella Candles That Keep Bugs Away and Actually Smell Good

uhomepro 4-Piece Wicker Patio Furniture Set
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uhomepro 4-Piece Wicker Patio Furniture Set

Buy It: $370 (was $697); Walmart.com

If you've got the space and the want for a whole patio set, now is the time to invest. This four-piece set (a love seat, two chairs, and a coffee table are included) is marked down nearly 50 percent, and it comes in a variety of finishes so you can find the ones that matches your style. Pair it with the umbrella above, and you've got instant living space right outside your door.

Costway 3-Piece Beer Table Bench Set
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Costway 3-Piece Beer Table Bench Set

Buy It: $210 (was $300); Walmart.com

Do you need outdoor furniture that can be set up quickly and come down just as fast? This three-piece picnic table is designed for such a task. It's heavy duty and can take regular use, but it quickly folds away if you need to clear out a shared space, mow the yard, or just want to store it until your next get together. This is especially helpful for families whose gatherings fluctuate in size from time to time. Keep this set on hand for when the list of guests is just a little bit longer.

Related: The 10 Best Picnic Baskets, According to Thousands of Reviewers