Choosing Outdoor Furniture

Choosing Outdoor Furniture
June 2, 2017 The Garden House
outdoor furniture

When you are choosing your new outdoor furniture, there are a number of practical things to consider from patio size to budget to weight and comfort. We’ve compiled a list of common considerations based on our customer experiences when choosing new garden furniture and we hope it will help you too!

Consider the following before you buy:

  • Size and shape of your patio. If it’s a narrow and long patio then a rectangular set will suit best
  • When choosing the number of chairs think about how many are in your family but don’t forget likely invited friends!
  • All of us will be inclined to choose a sunny location for our furniture, also consider the shading you may require. The direction of the sun will influence what type and shape of parasol will suit you best.
  • How you will use the furniture? Will you just use it for a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, or will you eat a full meal at it. After you have eaten will you linger at the table. These factors will help you choose the best size and type of table and number of chairs. Remember, if you plan on staying on at the table after you have eaten you will need a more relaxing type of chair.
  • Think about whether you prefer wicker, metal or resin furniture.
  • Is the furniture light enough to move around on your own if you want to follow the sun
  • Is your garden exposed and windy. Are you beside the sea.
  • Do you want stacking chairs?
  • If you plan to leave the furniture out in Winter, we advise you to get protective covers.
  • Do you want heating – if so electric or a real log fire?
  • Don’t forget to sit on the chairs before you buy!
  • Finally, decide on your budget.

For further advice or assistance please visit us in Malahide or email info@thegardenhouse.ie and we’d be happy to help.