Garden furniture can make a huge difference to your outdoor space, especially if you have an orangery, conservatory, or open bi-folding doors. Knowing what to buy can be a minefield though, and you’ll want to know what you’re making the best possible decision.
After all, it can be a great area for entertaining friends and enjoying a few cold drinks. Here’s what you need to know about buying garden furniture…
Consider the purpose
It makes sense to think about the intended use of your new items. Do you want to be able to dine al fresco? Do you want to be able to relax and recline? Or do you need something durable that will stand the test of time? Ask yourself these questions before you make any big decisions. After all, you want your investment to last, and meet your requirements.
Think about access
In a dream world, we could all bring a pool and a hot tub in our outdoor areas with no problems whatsoever. In reality, though, this often isn’t possible. If you have a small balcony, for example, then having heavy furniture that doesn’t fold isn’t a realistic option. Remember, having impractical items will prove to be a nuisance and will suck the joy out of your outdoor area.
Know where you’ll store your items
Summer is the perfect time for enjoying an outdoors lifestyle. The reality of living in the UK though is that the weather doesn’t always hold up, and rain can arrive at any time. Think about the durability of your items, and how you will protect them.
In some circumstances, it may be a good idea to build a shed to house your furniture. If that isn’t an option, then you may want to think about buying more durable items. Practicality should always be at the forefront of your mind.
Keep your health in mind
Lifting furniture can be surprisingly dangerous. According to Workplace Safety Advice, “If you lift a heavy object carelessly you can end up pulling muscles or even worse, suffer long-term damage to your back or upper limbs”.
This means that your dram furniture could turn into a nightmare if you don’t know how to move it efficiently. This is particularly important if you’re approaching old age, or if you have existing health conditions. Practicality should be a key concern when you’re choosing your garden furniture. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your outdoor living area.
Buying garden furniture can be exciting, especially if you have a new outdoor space to show off to your friends and family. If you’re still thinking about investing in that conservatory or orangery, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We can talk you through all of your options, and ensure that you end up with a result that you’re delighted with. Before you know it, you could be enjoying drinks on the patio with your friends, before retiring to your comfortable indoor area.