There are three main things you must consider when buying something for your home: budget, aesthetics and lifestyle. It’s same when you are buying outdoor furniture. Your outdoor furniture should fit your budget and style.
Before You Go for Your Furniture Shopping You Must Consider the Following Things:
- Buying outdoor furniture which looks like a natural extension of your indoor space and complement your house’s architecture, gives good touch to your overall look of the house. You can find countless options in varying shape, color and style.
- Never forget to consider your budget. You can find many less expensive outdoor furniture but should realize that inexpensive furniture does not stay well for longer time. You should buy best-quality outdoor furniture that are also affordable. For instance, if you have 2-3 family members, and if you want to buy a 6-sitter garden swing, then it will be a wastage of both money and space.
- Buy sufficient furniture so that your family and guests can sit easily comfortably. Purchase some good quality sturdy umbrellas which must be enough to give shade over everyone’s head. If you are buying wooden or PVC decks and deck furniture for your garden areas, then also you need to check the climatic condition of your area, and also check whether these will not be susceptible to external damage and exposure to natural elements.
- Purchase some pillows and cushion, made of polyurethane foam. Cover these cushions and pillows in acrylic fabrics of solution-dyed. These acrylic fabrics are of huge varieties with various patterns, colors. These fabrics will not fade as they have protection from UV, moisture and mildew.
- Buy proper covers from good furniture manufacturers, if there is no room to store your outdoor furniture in a garage or basement.
- Most high-quality outdoor furniture is mainly made from wood, synthetics or metal. The furniture style you choose will partly determine the material you choose, but your lifestyle will as well. The varying material requires for varying types of maintenance. You should pick up the best one that suits our style, budget and most importantly comfort.
Look into The Different Aspects of The Three Type of Material and Then Choose Your Own:
For low-maintenance quality home purchases, choose teak outdoor furniture. Teaks were and even in some places are still used in building boats. Even if the furniture is left outside, with weather change the color will change but it can last for 100 years.
Eucalyptus or cedar furniture is also very compatible with weather changes. Eucalyptus is less costly than teak and it can last very long, if treated many times a year with some water-based acrylic seals. Cedar lasts up to 20 years and is least expensive.
Synthetic outdoor furniture is not expensive, as well not comfortable or attractive as other ones. Exceptionally weather changes can’t destroy it at all. It is immune to sun damage and moisture. You can simply keep them outdoor whole year. To clean it, you just must use water and mild soap. Cleaning and maintenance of garden or porch furniture needs to be done regularly, as this enhances their overall longevity.
Most metal furniture is made from wrought iron, aluminum, powder-coated steel or stainless steel. Cast aluminums are very expensive and heavy, whereas, tubular aluminums are the cheaper and light because it’s hollow. Aluminum are rustproof hence a good choice. Look for powder-coated finishing for protecting it from any oxidation.
Wrought iron outdoor furniture are expensive and heavy. Watch out if any scratch is on surface it will get rusty. In this case, immediately smooth the area and paint it. Powder-coated and stainless steels are also popular now, as they are durable, and you can easily take care and maintain them.