Quick Guide for Buying Right Outdoor Furniture

By on July 18, 2015

Summertime is finally here and it would be shame to spend it inside. If you still did not get the chance to get your outdoor rooms ready, it is high time you refresh your garden with some new backyard furniture. If you are not really sure what is suitable for the outside and what to look for, we are here to help you with a little furniture shopping guide.

Know Your Environment

Know Your Environment

As, of course, your patio furniture will be exposed to the elements, you need to take into consideration the climate you live in and weather conditions, as all of it affects the choice of furniture material. Most popular are wood, plastics, aluminum and wrought iron, and you have to know everything about them to know which ones suit your garden best.

If you want to go natural, then wood is an obvious choice, but you need to know that it requires more maintenance than other materials, as it is extremely weather-sensitive.

For windy areas, going all iron would be by far the smartest decision as it cannot be blown away. However, it will need to be repainted a couple of times, as it gets rusty in the rain. Also, it is really important to put some cushions on it as iron can be quite uncomfortable to sit on.

Aluminum on the other hand is completely rust-resistant. It is both tough and durable and you will not encounter any problems in moist and harsh weather. However, as it is lightweight, you will have to keep it somewhere safe when it gets windy.

Finally, plastics are the cheapest and easiest to maintain. With or without any seat coverings, plastic chairs are comfortable to sit in. Like the aluminum ones, make sure you keep them in a safe place so that they would not get blown away.

Shopping Time

Shopping Time

Now, once you know what material to look for, it is time to make a shopping list of all the things you want to incorporate in your garden. You need to ask yourself if you need just a few furniture pieces, or you want the entire “big family dining room set”. How much space do I have and will I be able to store it somewhere when I do not use it?

Then when you get to the store and fall in love with beautiful Wintons Teak outdoor furniture, make sure you try it out. Take a seat in all the types of chairs they have and choose the one that is the most comfortable for you to sit in.

Also, it is really important to think about the budget, as it is the thing that influences your decision the most. It is always smarter to look for high-quality furniture rather than getting something cheap, but if you are not able to spend much, then you should look for those on sale. That way you can get only the best for a little bit less.

Finally, do not forget about the patio accessories like parasols that do not only elevate the design of your backyard but also create shade for you to sit in when the sun is unbearable. Cushions and seat covers are also extremely important, as comfort is what matters the most.

Love It, Care for It

Finally, when your garden is perfect, you should not forget to take good care of it. Even if you did choose the right material, after some time it will get damaged so it is important to inform yourself about the maintenance: read the manufacturer’s instructions, learn how to clean it and protect it from the elements so that you have beautiful and comfortable furniture years to come.

 

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