Are you ready for the laid-back comfort of patio furniture? Basking in the sun with friends? Enjoying the built-in quality you’ve found in your selection? Yes, I’d bet you’re at the point to settle in.
All you have to do is position it in the right place. Where would you like to put your new garden patio furniture? The season for these comfy sets is sometimes year-round, depending on where you live. Ours is on an inside, screened-in patio. Wherever the placement, you’re sure to enjoy yourself with family, friends, and of course, nature.
There’s no doubt, garden patio furniture continues to be popular, and will be well into the future. Sales are in the billions, and there’s a good reason… increased quality because good patio sets are more durable than in the past. This adds to personal comfort.
I will touch upon 7 quality ideas for garden patio furniture. Everyone enjoys the best and that’s how I can help you.
You Need Patio Furniture That’s Durable.
As mentioned earlier, patio furniture could go through all four seasons, depending on where you live. Quality is a key feature, which means a purchase that’s durable.
Fortunately, many manufacturers of patio furniture have made great strides in the construction of this type of furniture. You want your garden patio furniture to last and that’s what I’ll guide you towards. You want furniture that can last for years.
My personal preference is wicker. I’ll get to that in a more detailed article for you. Obviously, there are many patio types to choose from, and an array of finishes and colors. You’ll be able to use your creative side to determine what’s right for you.
To Assemble or Not?
Ready or not? Is your patio furniture already assembled when shipped to you? That would be terrific if it is. However, most purchases come ready to assemble.
The truth is, if directions are read, it’s pretty easy to do. However, if you do it by the seat of your pants… well… you get my drift.
The great deal is, manufacturers have gained huge ground in the self-assembly categories. They know this is important to their customers. This awareness has made the assembly of their products customer-friendly.
How Much For Your Patio Furniture?
Like all furniture for your home, the investment depends on many things. From low-end to high-end, and everything in between. With that scenario comes the quality of construction and the materials used. Is it metal, plastic, or wood?
Your price follows suit. The style you are looking for is likely available in whatever materials you choose, and the price range you want to stay in. Quality is always a key factor in anyone’s decision. The proverbial, “You get what you pay for,” is no different in choosing garden patio furniture.
Help. I Can’t Lift This!
Oops and oops again. I have this beautiful new patio set and I live with my son. I’m not a spring chicken, although I’m quite healthy, I am not quite as strong as I used to be.
How am I going to move this, even with his help? Call in the troops. Hello, anyone out there?
What if No One is Available?
Now, this was a bit of a silly scenario, but some food for thought. Some folks can lift 35 lbs. and some 135 lbs. It’s possible you may need some help.
Ah… here are some answers to that circumstance. Wicker is a great choice, made from plastic (lighter) or wood (slightly heavier). Obviously, steel is out of the question, but how about aluminum? Hey, now we’re cooking! Something that can be moved in a manageable way.
What About Climate Change?
Just as an additional thought, do you live where climate change requires storing your patio furniture? Easy enough. How about storage bins, perhaps your personal garage, or extra seating in your TV room! Just kidding. Not exactly practical, right?
If you do store your patio furniture, you may want to consider the cold, heat, humidity, and other climate changes for the season you’re in. We have wood wicker, so are aware of covering them and also wrapping the cushions in a plastic bag that you can take the air out of. This works great for all types of material.
Let’s Back Up A Tad.
I’ll bet you’re interested in the comfort of your furniture. Everyone is, right? Top-quality, custom-made, can be your ticket. Yes, a bigger investment, but hey, it’s your body we’re talking about here.
Many pieces of patio furniture, such as chairs, can even recline to the comfort you choose. Some have cushions, (my cup of tea), and they come in fabric, plastic, and other quality materials.
Often, decision-makers go with plastic patio furniture and add their own cushions that coordinate with the decor in the patio area. This is a great idea and it keeps the prices in the mid-range.
Adding to the comfort could include emotional comfort with the designs and colors you’ve chosen. If the furniture plus decor you’ve chosen satisfies your taste, you have comfort at all levels.
With comfort in mind, you just lay back, sunglasses on, and sip a mint julep, (I don’t have a clue what that is but I thought it sounded good!) Go ahead, enjoy that garden patio furniture.
Get A Few ZZZzzz.
When it all gets down to it, the many seasons ahead can be enjoyed in lots of ways. Garden patio furniture is one sure-fire way to accomplish this. Build a log fire if it’s nighttime. What the heck, daytime is good too, for that matter.
Get out the grill, enjoy family and friends, while you toss on some burgers and hot dogs. Then relax in your patio furniture. Have yourselves some great conversations. Let the good times roll!
You’ve done your part to prepare for this wonderful get-together. When you reflect back, as you probably will, the choice you made will bring you added happiness for years to come.
Special evenings with your loved ones, enjoying time together. Sharing in the day’s events. During the day, when home alone, a day in the sun, reading or chatting on the phone with someone special.
As the day passes, your eyes may just get a little heavy, the warmth of the sun enveloping you. Not too hot. No. Extremely comfortable. A couple of yawns here, and eyes working hard to stay open. To no avail. The comfort of your cushioned garden patio furniture has you gently going to sleep. Nite.
Carson Dane, Founder