Homeowners are starting to make use of their backyard patio’s space. Some are doing an outdoor kitchen, fire pits, a lounge, water features among other DIY uses. If you need to create a place for family events and social gatherings, try the patio space. Therefore, to ensure that your guests or family members are comfortable, we recommend using a patio sofa. If you need to purchase a patio sofa, go for the Goplus 4 PC Rattan Patio Furniture Set Garden Lawn Pool Backyard Outdoor Sofa Wicker Conversation Set with Weather Resistant Cushions and Tempered Glass TableTop (Black)
Materials for Patio Furniture
Patio furniture can be made from different materials. These include:
Steel– they are durable and strong built. They are heavier than aluminium but lighter than the wrought iron. When exposed to the sun, they get hot too. You might need some cushions to make them more comfortable.
Plastic, resin and polymer– more colors to choose from, require low maintenance and are relatively cheap.
Wicker and rattan– they are comfortable, lightweight and flexible. Can be used either indoors or outdoors. You will have a variety of colors to choose from.
Wood– these are strong and solid, heavy and can lost long if well maintained. Also, you need to understand that they are non-heat absorbing. They can be expensive considering the type of wood used to make the outdoor furniture. Eucalyptus, teak, pine and cedar are some of the woods used to make the furniture.
Aluminium– these are durable, affordable and lightweight. They do not rust and require low maintenance. However, when left in the sun, they get hot as well.
Wrought iron– strong and durable. Furniture made from wrought iron can be heavy but can be left out and withstand the different weather elements. However, if the furniture is not powder coated, you might need to protect it from rust. Adding a cushion to the furniture, adds comfort as you sit on them.
Tips for choosing a patio furniture.
While in the store and you have identified the furniture you wish to buy, take a seat and feel it. You don’t want to get a good-looking furniture but that’s uncomfortable when you sit down.
Check the one that require easy maintenance. You don’t want to spend lots of hours maintaining the furniture for minor issues. Look out for the furniture that can withstand different weather elements. For instance, metal and all-weather wicker furniture are great examples.
Check the quality of the furniture. Different materials last have different life spans. In addition, those used outdoors might have a shorter life span. Alternatively, they might lose their good-looking colors.
Consider the furniture that can easily fold so that they can occupy a small storage area when you are not using them. For example, you might need to store them during the winter seasons. You can increase the lifetime of a furniture by storing them when not in use.
Therefore, before making your mind on the furniture to buy for your outdoor space, do some research. Look for the consumer reviews and reports, before you get your furniture.
No matter the choice you make, go for one furniture that is green and eco-friendly.
Let us know what you think about a patio sofa in the comments section below.