5 Questions You Must Ask When Choosing Outdoor Furniture

You should know what you are buying

V. Kumara Swamy Published Nov 27, 2020 17:43:14 IST
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From the blazing sun to the frosty nights, the sudden showers to thunderstorms, your outdoor furniture has to endure a lot. If you are planning to buy stylish patio furniture for your garden, terrace or pool-side, you should first ask yourself a few questions. 

How will I use the furniture?

Will you use it for breakfast, evening tea and dinner or do you plan to sprawl yourself on it whenever you have the time? Will a simple dining table set do or do you need a comfy sofa? When you have answers to these questions, you can easily decide on what you would like to buy rather than making an on-the-spot decision and regretting it later. 

How much space do I have?

Get the measurements of the place where you would like to keep your furniture. You should also think of storage during off-season. If you want your furniture to last long, you may want to keep it in the storage when you are not using it for months. 

Which material is better?

It depends on where you will be placing the furniture and the weather conditions in your area. Of course, your taste matters too. Aluminium, teak and wicker are durable options. Furniture made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) can be stylish and budget-friendly too. If you are buying furniture with cushions, check if they can be easily washed. 

Can I use it for other purposes?

Your patio furniture can be used indoors too. But for that, you need to be smart while choosing the furniture. Don’t buy something that will look completely out-of-place in your living room or guest room. 

What is my budget?

From a few thousand rupees to a few lakhs, the price range is wide for patio furniture. It all boils down to your budget. If you are clear about the money you are willing to spend, it will help you filter your choices and zero in on the one that you want.

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