A Guide When Buying Patio Furniture

Function and comfort should be two of the things that you should look into when out and about shopping for a patio furniture. However, before you go out and install new furniture on our patio, here are the things that you should think about.

Making A List

Making a list will help you get organized. To do this, you should visualize how you want your patio to look like. What purpose do you want your patio to serve? Do you want it to be a place for a romantic dinner with your loved one? Do you want to use it as a part space for your kid’s birthday or when celebrating an occasion? Or do you want it to be a place where you can just sit and relax while reading your favorite book or novel? Answering these questions will help you visualize the concept and the type of furniture that you want to be present in your garden. Use the questions as your guide when coming up with a list of furniture that you need to buy.

Try It! Seat On It!

After your list is completed, you can then set out a date for furniture buying. When you’re at the store, don’t just point and pay for whatever you think is suitable for your patio. Sit on it and feel it. Is it comfortable enough to sit on? Is it aligned with the theme you have in mind? When choosing a furniture to sit on in the patio, the most important thing you need to think about is comfort. This is especially true if you are planning to spend a lot of time in there.

Care And Maintenance

You might want to opt for a furniture that is easy to use, care and maintain. This means buying a piece of furniture either made of teak, metal, cedar, or other materials that can stand different harsh weather conditions. If you are able to find one, grab it. It will surely last and look the same after different seasons have passed.

Storage

Even if your patio furniture are made of durable materials that can stand harsh climates, it is still a good idea to have a storage space where you can leave them when such condition arises. Storing your furniture in the basement or garage will help them last longer as opposed to just leaving them outside in the winter or during a storm. If you have limited storage space, you might want to look for fixtures that can be folded for easy storage.

Color

Patio furniture comes in different colors. This means that you are not limited to colors of white, black, mahogany, beige, or metal. This also means that you can play around with the color of your furniture as you come up with the theme that you want to go with. If you want to give your patio a party and laid back look, you might want to up for colors that are popping and cool to the eyes.

Pay For Quality

You will always get what you pay for. If you bought a cheap furniture for your patio, then expect to buy another one in a month or two. If you want your furniture to last for several years, then opt for one that is of high quality. When you are at the store, ask the staff which furniture will last for many years even when left out in the cold. Always shop with care and read customer reviews.

Outdoor Rugs

You might want to add in the mix outdoor rugs that can give your patio comfort and homey touch. With different advancements in technology comes a great number of outdoor rugs that can give your patio more beauty and comfort. They are also easy to care for and easy to dry after washing. They are also tested to last for years even when left outside for an entire year. Match and mix your rugs with your furniture to add aesthetic value to your patio.

Double Purpose Pieces

To get most of your hard-earned money, you may want to look for pieces and furniture that can serve two purposes in one. You can find a seat that comes with an ottoman that can also serve as an extra seat when the occasion needs it. Or you can buy a chair that can also serve as a lounge chair on a summer day.

Keep these tips in mind so you will be guided when you are out shopping for the best outdoor furniture for your patio.

Easy Do It Yourself Patio Projects

Patio Projects

There are several things to consider before starting a do-it-yourself patio furniture project. First, do not allow yourself to become overwhelmed with the details of the project. There are many easy DIY projects that you can handle when you are first starting out. For best results, think of how you want your patio to look and consider a number of projects to help you create a one of a kind patio that you and your family will enjoy. Check out the following ideas and then add your unique spin to it to create a hidden gem on your patio.

An Outdoor Bar

Outdoor bars are easy to make and can turn any backyard area into a dream. All you need is some discarded pallets, scrap timber and a bar top to create an out of this world outdoor bar.

Comfortable Seating

Do you need seating for your patio? Grab a few wood pallets and build yourself a perfect seating area for your patio. Cut the pallets to size or screw several together to make a bench. Paint or stain the wood and add colorful pillows for a showstopping seating arrangement for your patio.

An Outdoor Daybed

Nothing is better than a nap outdoors. The gentle breeze and the chirping of birds are sure to put you to sleep when you have an outdoor daybed to stretch out on. You can build one using pallets. Once the daybed is constructed, you can add casters to make moving it around a lot easier.

Benches

If you want a simple bench for your patio, check out this easy DIY project. Concrete blocks can be stacked on end to provide the side support for a bench. Then, use wood slats and slip them through the opening of the concrete block to create a simple DIY bench.

Pallet Swing Beds

You can build almost anything from pallets. One of the best DIY projects is to build a frame that is slightly bigger than your mattress. Then, screw eyebolts into the frame. A rope and hooks will suspend your bed from your patio ceiling. Add cushions and blankets for a comfortable pallet swing bed.

Hammocks

Everyone loves a hammock. Why waste money buying one, when you do it yourself? All you will need is some twine, zip ties, canvas, leather strapping and a piece of fabric, such as a blanket or a beach towel.

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