There are many buying decisions that go into your next set of patio furniture. To make it easier for you, we have outlined four things to consider when you choose to upgrade your patio set.
1. Consider weather conditions and general surroundings
Luckily for us, Idaho is fairly dry in the summer. However, this summer just happens to be one of the wettest. It’s important to consider the weather conditions within your region before you make your purchase, for example, in dry and hot weather conditions wood is more likely to split or crack. It is also important to observe where you will be placing your furniture outside of your home. Will there be trees covering your patio layout? If so, look to see if there are berries attached to it. Berries that fall and splatter on your furniture can leave a stain.
2. Invest in the better option
Cheap furniture can end up costing you more in the long run. Investing in furniture that is comfortable, sturdy, and easy-to-care-for is worth the extra cost. West Elm outdoor furniture is usually on the higher end of costs as opposed to Home Depot or Wayfair. Make sure you do research on the quality of the piece and the cost.
3. Know your material
Understanding the material you are budgeting for can help when you go into a buyer’s decision. There are many different materials available—wicker, wood, aluminum, scratch-resistant, dryfast foam. By knowing the material you are looking for this can extremely help with budgeting as well as finalizing your outdoor set-up!
4. Where will you store it
One question you might want to ask yourself is, where will I store the furniture in the offseason? Do you have a garage? Or a storage shed in your backyard? If not, this is something to consider before you purchase a large furniture set. Patio covers are always an option, as well as investing in a sturdy patio cover and window shading.
If you’re interested in improving your outdoor patio, contact us. We’re here to help.