With the amazing weather that we have been having lately it would be stylish and beneficial to have an outdoor furniture set in the garden or on the patio. There are so many factors to put into consideration when selecting the right set for your home.

Choose the right product for your space

It is important to make sure that the set you choose can accommodate the space in your garden or patio. It is also helpful to know the measurements of your outdoor space as you want the item to sit perfectly in your space.  One needs to consider what you plan to do with this space whether it be lounging, entertaining or eating. If you plan to entertain you might need a sofa dining set or an 8 & 10 seater. If you would also prefer a nice space to lounge in, a hanging chair or lounger might be the best choice for you. 

Upkeep, quality and maintenance

When purchasing outdoor furniture you need to make sure that the set that you have purchased is low maintenance as no one wants to spend their spare time cleaning or painting when they could be chilling out in the good weather. The most popular types of garden furniture are cast aluminium and rattan.

Cast aluminium is easy to clean and rustproof which are some of its best qualities. They come in bronze and cream. There are various cast aluminium products such as benches, bistro sets, 4, 6 and 8 seater sets. Bistro sets and benches look amazing in small outdoor spaces as well as balconies and patios.

Rattan sets are also lightweight and have a cast aluminium frame. They are extremely popular as they sit well in any garden space and can be purchased in grey, light brown and dark grey. At Rathwood, all of our sets are made from high quality rattan and we also have a five year structural warranty on all our sets.

Storage and Shade

A parasol and covers are items that are usually recommended when purchasing outdoor sets.  Purchasing a cover for the set is important as the set is not used as often in the winter time and will need the protection from the weather elements.

October 31, 2023 — Chisom Onwukwe

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