Outdoor_Furniture_Buying_Guide by georgetitan

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Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide

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Summary:
Modern outdoor furniture can mean so many things. It evolves around
individual lifestyle and habits. For some, it may mean outdoor activities
like playtime for kids; family meals and quiet time for evenings; for
others, it may mean outdoor parties, patio and deck furniture for pool
parties, and while for someone else it may mean Adirondack outdoor chairs
for relaxing, and accessories like outdoor umbrellas to keep the sun off.


Keywords:
Modern Outdoor Furniture, Contemporary Outdoor Collection, Patio Outdoor
Chairs, Outdoor Umbrellas, Patio and Deck Furniture, Adirondack Outdoor
Chair


Article Body:
Modern outdoor furniture can mean so many things. It evolves around
individual lifestyle and habits. For some, it may mean outdoor activities
like playtime for kids; family meals and quiet time for evenings; for
others, it may mean outdoor parties, patio and deck furniture for pool
parties, and while for someone else it may mean Adirondack outdoor chairs
for relaxing, and accessories like outdoor umbrellas to keep the sun off.

You can find the most contemporary outdoor collection in different styles
that fulfill the norms on outdoor furniture, especially emphasizing on
functionality and durability. Ponder upon the basic checklist before you
start looking for furniture. It helps to do some homework and do a
realistic analysis of your needs,

Right size and shape: What is the right size and shape? It depends on the
number of people you entertain regularly. You may want to measure the
open area, and for patio furniture, pay attention to the color scheme of
your home. You don’t want to buy something odd.

Quality: For all furniture, quality is important. For outdoor furniture,
it gains significance due to the wear and tear outdoors expose the
furniture to and which is completely out of control. And it is likely
that you will have little time for regular maintenance. You don’t want to
buy cheap furniture to change it again soon. So, check out mid-ranging
furniture that is both quality conscious and complimentary to the natural
surroundings.

Time: How much time can you spend on maintenance? Aluminium or wrought
iron furniture is hardwearing, but teak may need a coat of oil every six
months, which is pretty ok too. The natural feel of wood is hard to
ignore and teak happens to be the most natural choice for outdoor
furniture.
Check guarantees, warranties and after-sale services, if any. You may
want to know the details before hand. Do not hesitate to ask questions.
Wisdom says that nothing will last in a perfect condition. So, you can
ask questions and learn what it takes to fix things. You could always
speak to someone with thorough knowledge.

Longevity: It is the most difficult one to ask, “How long the furniture
can last on an average?” Does it require assembly? How easy/difficult it
is to assemble. Also check the availability and color and finish choice
offered
Following are the materials normally used,


Wooden Furniture

Teak is one of the most popular outdoor furniture owing to its natural
weathering properties. It is gifted with natural oils that resist rot and
decay. The high-quality wood makes it one of the most durable choices.
While the natural look and feel is a favorite with furniture buffs, wood
also keeps the heat away and is easy to clean. Teak furniture stands the
test of time and has been seen to adorn outdoor space over decades with a
little routine maintenance and care. Other wooden furniture used outdoor
must include Balau and Eucalyptus wood that is comparatively cheaper.

Highlights

•   Great outdoor furniture: Can be left outdoors year-round
•   Compliments outdoors: Looks natural in greens and outdoors
•   Requires routine maintenance: 6-monthly/yearly
•   Can stand rough weathers
•   It’s fresh and cool to the touch making it great for summers

Wicker:

Another favorite outdoor furniture material, Wicker is durable and meets
the standards on classic naturalness. You may like Rattan furniture for
outdoors on a consistent weave that does not hook clothing when you sit.
Then there is Resin that allows the natural look and is often framed with
the help of robust material like aluminium for outdoors. Then there is
furniture made from sea grass that not only looks natural, but also can
be washed with water, requiring very low maintenance.

Highlights

•   Natural look: compliments indoor and outdoors
•   Robust and lightweight
•   Comes in variety of styles and colors
•   Easy maintenance: Good for outdoors

Metal

Robust Metal furniture is used outdoors owing to its affordability.
Tubular hollow aluminium furniture is comparatively less expensive than
wrought iron. Tubular aluminium is lightweight and not so great for windy
outdoors. Wrought aluminium and cast aluminium furniture is great and can
weather off rough seasons. Pay attention to quality and joint welding,
which should be in steel to avoid rusting. Also, powder coated aluminium
furniture is more lasting.

Highlights

•   Longevity: Longstanding & rustproof
•   Easy to move
•   The surface may heat under direct sunlight
•   Can bestow your outdoors with a old and classic look

Choose the one that fits your preference and match up other accessories
in tandem. You can also mix and match furniture articles to create a
unique outdoor setting. Let the open space determine its best use. All
the best.

								
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