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Construction is finished on your new patio, which means the work is almost done. Now it’s time to choose some really spectacular outdoor patio furniture to complement your brand-new outdoor living space.
You’ll have many outdoor patio furniture options to choose from in terms of style, materials and cost. A good place to start is to decide if you want to carry the interior aesthetic of your home outside, or instead create a brand-new, unique outdoor space.
Next you should consider the various materials available for patio furniture. Traditional wicker or bamboo patio furniture now comes in a variety of weights, colors and pricing tiers. For a more substantial feel, you might want to consider wrought iron or stone for tables and chairs. Even cushions for couches and chairs are now made of acrylic fabrics that can withstand all types of weather and sun exposure.
If your patio is poolside, consider teak furniture, which is highly water resistant. Speaking of which, for great durability and water resistance you might consider powder coated metal furniture, which can last for years without scratching or fading.
Every year, outdoor furniture looks more and more like furniture for the indoors. Different styles and construction materials available allow homeowners to select furniture to complement their personal tastes and extend the indoors to the deck or patio.
Traditional wicker looks beautiful on the front porch, but the natural fibers were never meant to stand up to the baking sun and outdoor elements. Today’s outdoor or all-weather wicker is woven using polyethylene resin fibers with coloring built right in. The result is outdoor furniture that has the classic look of wicker and is designed to last.
Today’s quality, powder-coated finishes on wrought iron outdoor furniture retain their painted beauty for years, unlike the iron furniture you remember from your parents’ or grandparents’ patio that required scraping and painting every year. Add bright cushions in an all-weather fabric for a nice pop of color.
Used for centuries in ship building, teak contains a high oil content that protects the wood from the sun, wind, and rain, enabling teak outdoor furniture to keep its good looks and resist warping, rotting, and cracking. Over time, the wood weathers to a silvery gray, but polishing and protectants can help keep or restore it its original golden-brown color.
One of the advantages of aluminum outdoor furniture is it can stay outside all summer and it won’t rust. Aluminum frame outdoor furniture is typically less expensive than cast aluminum, which can have the look of wrought iron and last forever. Both types of aluminum outdoor furniture are lightweight, durable, and require little care and maintenance.
Today’s materials and manufacturing processes result in attractive, durable outdoor furniture that will provide a stylish, comfortable, and functional focal point for your outdoor room.
When looking at prospective patio furniture sets for your home, there is something you will probably be quick to catch onto; not all patio sets are created equal. Patio furniture is made from an array of different materials and formed in many diverse shapes, sizes, and finishes. While all of the characteristics having to do with size and color may differ from set to set, the main aspects of large patio sets remain fairly consistent. Here are the four essential pieces you should consider buying when purchasing large outdoor furniture for your patio.
Large patio furniture sets are usually purchased for those homes that have a decent amount of people frequenting their patio. This could mean you have a large sized family, or perhaps you are a frequent entertainer. Either way it is a must to provide two different types of seating. Many, but not all patio sets come with 2 kinds of seats: sofa style and 1-2 stand-alone seats. Giving you and your guests the option to sit in their own seat is a must. These types of seats can come in many different forms including sofa styled club chairs, bar styled seats, or rocking and reclining chairs. Not all large outdoor furniture sets have individual seating options, so it is important to take this into consideration and ask a store expert before purchasing your set.
Multiple Person Seating
As we mentioned above, there are two styles of seating that all large patio furniture sets must have. The second and equally as important style is multiple person seating. The best part about determining which type of multi-person seating is the best option for your needs is the variety of size, style and models you have to choose from. Multi-person seating can range from a two person mini sofa to a large outdoor sectional. The important thing to remember is that multi-person seating allows for more people to relax outside on your patio than would be able if your patio only consisted of individual seating.
While having multiple forms of seating options is must, the seating would feel incomplete without a central focal point, (and somewhere to put that ice cold margarita!) This is why tables are one of the most important aspects of patio furniture sets. As with seating, tables can come in many different shapes and sizes depending on the feel that you are looking to instill into your patio. If your patio design is one that will be used quite often for small parties involving Hors d’oeuvres and drinks then a larger slightly higher table might be more convenient and comfortable for your guests. If your patio space is mostly utilized for relaxing outside, then a smaller table that you can comfortably prop your feet on might be a better idea. Either way, it is vastly important that you are sure the set you purchase comes with a matching table. If it doesn’t, be sure to find a table you can buy separately that matches your collection style.