You are looking to purchase furniture for your patio so you can have nice place to spend a summer evening with a good book, a relaxing meal or an after dinner drink.
When you ready to purchase of patio furniture consider the following: style, size, type, location and cost. Patio furniture has two common characteristics – durability and weather-resistance. The most common materials used in the construction of patio furniture are plastic, recycled plastic, resin, wrought iron, aluminum and cast aluminum, wicker and wood.
If you live in an area of the country that is extremely hot, then metal furniture may not be your best choice. On the other hand, if you live in a very cold climate, resin may not be the best choice because it can crack in a cold environment.
Plastic is the cheaper and less durable than other types of furniture and offers more limited choices; however it is comfortable and low maintenance. It is an excellent choice if you are looking to furnish your patio cheaply.
Patio furniture made from wicker tends not to hold up to the elements as well as other types of material, however, if you are looking to furnish an enclosed patio, wicker are an excellent choice.
Aluminum and cast aluminum furniture is a very popular choice because it is rust resistant and light weight. Wrought iron is also a common choice but not necessarily as comfortable as the other types of furniture. It will stand up very well over time and handle the elements.
Teak wood furniture is very durable and does not need special treatment to protect it from elements. Cedar wood is also an excellent choice because it is also durable and popular because it appears natural in an outdoor patio environment. Cedar is strong and resistant to bacteria and fungus.
The cheapest way to furnish your patio may be to purchase a patio set rather than purchase the furniture items individually. Patio sets come in various prices and styles, so you have plenty to choose from to fit your style, your patio space requirements and your budget.
Patio sets consist of a patio table and patio chairs. The table size varies as does the number of patio chairs that come with a set. A patio set can be purchased with as few as two chairs or as many as eight chairs. Some patio sets include a table umbrella.
It is easier to purchase a patio set than to purchase the furniture separately. It is more cost effective and it takes the stress out of trying to find patio furniture that matches.
If you are not in a hurry to furnish your patio, it is best to wait for end of season when stores offer patio furniture clearances. If you do not want to wait to the end of season for clearance sales, look for wholesalers or manufacturers that sell patio furniture directly to the public and not through a middleman. But cutting out the middleman, the patio furniture may be purchased at a lower price.
With a simple Google search, you will find several websites that offer discount patio furniture, and that may very well be genuine. Remember to take into consideration shipping costs because patio furniture is not cheap to ship.