Before you commit to buying patio furniture, be sure you’ve thought about what you want.
The growing trend towards using your outdoor space as an additional room has fuelled an expansion of the market for patio furniture, and for teak garden furniture in particular. An explosion of styles, combinations and materials has given the consumer a huge choice when it comes to furnishing their patio space.
One quick search on the internet will reveal hundreds of websites selling patio furniture, but before you jump in and buy the first thing you see, make sure you’ve considered the following:
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for benches, tables and chairs or sun loungers; don’t spend a penny until you’re sure that the furniture will fit into the space you have available. Good quality garden furniture can be expensive so the last thing you need is to discover that you can’t fit it in. Instead, be prepared before you go shopping. Measure the space you’ve got, remembering to leave enough room for people to move around and to get in and out of the house.
Decide how much you can afford to spend on your patio furniture before you start looking. It’s easy to get carried away once you’re in the showroom or the garden centre and spend far more than you can afford. Remember that, in addition to the furniture, you may also want to buy cushions, a parasol and other accessories that will increase your costs.
Contemporary patio furniture is made for style rather than comfort, so it makes sense to look at a variety of styles so that you know which you prefer.
Whatever type of patio furniture you buy, you will need to know how to take care of it. Some patio furniture can be left outdoors all year round, but may require covering against rain or other weather conditions, and teak garden furniture may need oiling every so often in order to keep it looking good. Check out the care requirements before you buy so that you know what’s expected of you.
If you put some planning and thought into buying your patio furniture, you will find that it lasts for years, seeing you through family celebrations, quiet afternoons in the sun and children’s parties, to name but a few. Take a look at our great range of patio furniture and accessories now and start planning your new outdoor space now.