Do you want to spend more time outdoors? Think of your backyard as an extension of your home. You spend a lot of time and care picking out furniture for the inside of your house, so do the same for the outside. Just like your interior decor, the right patio furniture should stand the test of time. Read on to learn about the qualities to look for when shopping for outdoor furniture.
- Durability: Unlike your home furniture, patio furniture will be exposed to the elements. As such, you will need to consider the furniture’s durability on a whole new level. Typically, patio furniture is made out of wood, metal, or plastic. Some woods, such as pine, need to be treated with a water-resistant finish to avoid rotting and cracking. Other woods, like teak and cedar, naturally withstand moisture and are resistant to rot. Metal, including wrought iron and aluminum, should be rust resistant. Plastic is not affected by moisture and does not require special treatments, but it is extremely lightweight and can be easily blown over, cracked, or damaged.
- Style: Patio furniture in a simple, classic style will stay useable for decades. You can always change the accessories over time to keep up with changing style trends. With removable cushions, fabric can be altered every few years. You can also paint or refinish the furniture itself. Additionally, think of using outdoor rugs and umbrellas as accents.
- Versatility: Having different styles of furniture that serve their own purpose is the key to creating a truly comfortable, and practical, outdoor area. You can host an outdoor barbeque with a dining table and chairs, or relax poolside in a chaise lounge. Entertain guests with an outdoor loveseat and coffee table. Having the right pieces of furniture for each outdoor activity allows you to enjoy your patio for years.
Now that you know how to choose patio furniture that will stand the test of time, call California Home Spas & Patio at (562) 912-3957. With a wide selection of quality patio furniture, as well as spas, BBQs, grills, gazebos, and patio heaters, we can meet all of your outdoor needs. Located in Long Beach, we guarantee the best prices in town—we’ll even beat online competitors!