How To Choose Outdoor Furniture That Suits Your Lifestyle?
A home is not just where we go to sleep or eat our meals. It is our sanctuary. For those of us who are privileged to own our homes it is our life’s most valuable investment then even beyond for our children.
Create wonderful memories in your garden that you can look at throughout the years to come. Our wonderful range of garden furniture will add comfort and practicality to any space; small large or enormous!
If you’re ready for changing how your outdoor space looks; Here, we bring you tips and tricks you can concentrate on to make the best buy for your home and Castle.
Consider the material
You will find that most of the manufacturers come up with four materials in outdoor furniture: wood, rattan or wicker, aluminium and plastic. Let us understand each of them.
Wood – undoubtedly the most expensive of all, wood is a solid proposition for the outdoors. Look for woods that can brave the harsh weather conditions like eucalyptus, acacia and teak. They will last long and longer if you maintain them properly.
Rattan – the most popular as of now, rattan garden furniture brings in a timeless look in your patio, conservatory or outdoor garden. At Rattan Garden Furniture Ltd, we make your furniture with premium quality HDPE rattan that lasts for years withstanding the harsh sun and weather conditions. Our range comes with a 1o years weatherproof guarantee on the structure and frame A three year guarantee on the rattan and twelve months on the cushions. Easy to maintain, 100% rustproof, our frames are solid welded and covered with durable HDPE rattan woven in lattices, We believe we offer the best like for like product throughout the whole UK.
Aluminium - Highly durable, lightweight and braving the weather conditions – Aluminium is another good choice for all weather. If you are looking for added durability look for powder coated aluminium frames.
Plastic – A very cost effective and rough and tough option, plastic furniture comes in plethora of options. They might not last as long as the above three options, but they are definitely a budget buy. To add to the durability factor, look for furniture made from polyethylene. For protection against UV rays, you can opt for plastic furniture that comes with UV stabilized pigments.
Last, but not the least – Your outdoor furniture will not be complete without parasols, cushions or even a complementing base and stones. So, when you choose the fabric, make sure it is weather proof. You can look for fabric that is mildew resistant, has UV stabilized pigments and water resistant etc.
Pick a set
Before you commit to buy (online or in store) , take into consideration – the size and the type of the outdoor space and also the purpose it is going to serve – relaxing, entertaining or dining etc. this will give you an idea of what type of furniture sets will be the best fit. Our trained staff will help in this process both online and in store. Bistro Sets – two small chairs with a table – this makes a bistro set. They are a perfect pick when you are short of space like petite patio, small balconies etc.
Dining Sets – When dining Alfresco with friends and family don’t cast a second thought with our amazing rattan dining sets that come in variety of shapes, styles and colours. We even have real flame fire pit dining tables for setting the most incredible mood. You can choose from 4, 6 to 8 and even 10 chair and table sets that come complete as plain solid tops or with a fire out or even with an ice bucket.
Conversation Sets – when you want a more casual seating space where you can chill and relax with your friends, family or you alone, conversation sets fit perfectly. Armchairs, loveseats with a low height table make for great conversations sets.
How to care for your furniture
Though most of the outdoor furniture that is available today comes with weatherproof and waterproof promise, but a little more care from your side can extend the life of your furniture beyond years. Here we share some basic tips for cleaning and caring for your furniture.
Aluminium Furniture –An occasional wash with mild soap and water and then drying completely will do the trick. Avoid using any harsh chemical s it may lead to fading or scratching of the surface.
Rattan Furniture – If you see any dirt accumulated in the corners, just vacuum with a dust brush. You can even give it a gentle wash with soap and water solution and then leaving it to air dry.
Plastic Furniture- This is the lowest maintenance furniture. You can wipe it clean , or wash it completely.
Protecting all furniture types
Try to store the outdoor furniture during the winter months. If you are short on storage space, you can look for storage covers that are available. (discounted when purchased together with a set)