If you intend to start shopping for furniture for your patio, you have a few decisions to make before you get out the credit card. Be sure to look for furniture to suit your lifestyle, budget and the size of your patio. You will need furniture that is functional, comfortable and will beautify your patio to create a space to enjoy with your family and friends.
Check out these following guidelines for selecting the perfect patio furniture:
Determine how you use your patio
It is important to ask yourself how you will be using your patio. Your choice of furniture will depend on whether you wish to use your patio as a quiet place to relax with your family, or to entertain friends with parties and barbeques. Depending on the ways you wish to use your patio, your choices could range from sofas with lots of cushions, to high tables and stools.
What is your budget?
The price of the furniture and your budget are the most important things to consider. To stay within your budget, look for the best quality furniture that suits your needs, and that gives you the most value for your money. Always shop around!
Select easy-care furniture
Once you have your new furniture set up, you won’t want to worry about it. Choose quality furniture that can withstand any kind of weather. Buy furniture that will continue to look good for years. Find out how to clean and maintain the specific type of material the furniture is made of, as constant maintenance is not an option for busy people.
Comfort is important
Having comfortable furniture is very important, as you won’t use it as often if it’s not comfortable. Test chairs and sofas for comfort in the shop before you make your choice.
Go for durability and top quality
To find the most durable and quality patio furniture, you will have to consider the material it is made of. Patio furniture is usually made of wood, metal, plastic resin or wicker. If you like wooden furniture, look for a high quality material such as teak, which is resistant to rotting and warping.
Plastic resin tables and chairs look good when brand new, but after a year or so out in the elements, they will become discoloured and brittle. Furthermore, if you live near the sea, metal furniture will be subject to rusting from the salty air. Galvanized metal, aluminium and wicker furniture are the ones that will live a long life.
After considering this handy information for selecting the perfect patio furniture, you are now ready to go shopping. Have fun, and design a patio you will love and use for many years to come.
If however you live in Queensland and you don’t yet have a patio, In Style Patios and Decks have you covered. Our team of highly qualified builders can design and construct you the patio to best suit your home. All you have to do is call us today on 0436 007 776. We’ll do the rest!