So you’re planning your patio, but you’re having trouble with the budget. A single cushioned patio chair can cost anywhere from $800 to $2,000. Why the discrepancy? Is the expensive set even worth it at all?
We cover why you need to consider high-quality all weather furniture, and recommend a few of our favorite pieces.
You Get What You Pay For
As we covered, there’s a huge spread in the cost of patio furniture. It can be hard to squeeze it all in your budget, and you may be tempted to skimp and buy the cheaper set, especially if it’s just as cute.
But when you’re buying outdoor furniture, cute doesn’t matter nearly as much as quality.
More expensive pieces are usually built with natural UV protection so they don’t break down or fade in the sun and last years longer. A lot of work goes into designing materials that can withstand the weather.
If you’re worried about your budget, spread your shopping out over a year or two. Hit major clearance sales instead of buying your furniture when it first comes on the market.
Wicker Furniture Sets
Wicker is an iconic and timeless material for outdoor furniture sets—and it’s not even actually a material. Wicker refers to a specific type of weaving pattern that’s traditionally made of rattan.
Wicker furniture sets perfectly meld indoor and outdoor aesthetics. When you choose outdoor wicker furniture, make sure you get synthetic rattan—traditional rattan doesn’t last in the weather. Also, check that any aluminum framing is rust-resistant.
If your wicker furniture has cushions, make sure they’re designed for outdoor use. They need a filling that won’t mold in the weather, and the fabric will properly drain any moisture.
Metal Furniture Sets
Metal or steel patio furniture sets tend to do well as outdoor furniture. Since they don’t have organic fillings, they won’t mold. They’re also naturally more resistant to fading and UV damage. Plus, since most metal pieces are pretty heavy, you don’t need to worry about them blowing away in the wind.
One thing you do need to look for in metal furniture sets is that they’re rust-resistant. And again, if you add cushions, make sure they’re high quality and designed for outdoor use.
Teak Furniture Sets
If you’re set on outside wood furniture sets, there is no better wood than teak. It’s naturally water-resistant, so it won’t warm or crack. It’s also resistant to UV damage, and it’s heavy enough that the wind can’t toss it around.
After you design your perfect backyard oasis, you may want to bring contemporary design into your kitchen or bathroom too.
Stock Your Patio With All Weather Furniture for Easy Maintenance
Designing your patio with all-weather furniture in mind makes storage and maintenance that much easier. You never have to worry about getting cushions in out of the rain, and you can leave your patio as is throughout the winter.
To design your patio with the best all weather furniture in mind, consider these ideas.
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