5 TIPS FOR FINDING PATIO FURNITURE FOR Next SUMMER
You’ve got a brand new, beautiful patio or deck from designers like DeckTec but now you need to find the perfect patio furniture to start enjoying it! With supply shortages and custom order delays still looming, it’s never too early to start planning your deck or patio furniture for next summer. Pre-season ordering allows you to get exactly the pieces you want in just the right fabric, beat any price increases and save on freight costs too. But it’s not as easy as you might think. Unlike indoor furniture, there are a few factors to consider when finding patio furniture for your home.
DON’T FORGET THE WEATHER
When searching for patio furniture for your home, it’s very important to consider the weather. Your environment will actually affect the lifespan and appearance of the patio furniture you choose. Direct contact with heavy amounts of sunlight will cause colors and designs to fade and bleach fabrics. Heavy snow or rain can damage fabrics over time.
Ultimately, it’s critically important to think about how the weather will wear down your patio furniture over time. If your space receives a significant amount of sunlight or rainfall, it might be a good ideal to invest in outdoor patio furniture covers for all of your patio furniture pieces as well to ensure they stay out of direct contact with the environment when not in use. This can help prolong your patio furniture’s lifespan for years to come instead of just watching it wither away from our harsh Colorado weather.
MAKE SURE YOUR PATIO FURNITURE FITS
It’s easy to fall in love with a patio furniture set the moment you lay eyes on it, but we strongly recommend measuring your space first. Are you limited to a narrow balcony, or do you have a full size deck space? These play key factors in how well your new patio furniture will fit. When measuring your outdoor space for new furniture, keep in mind the flow of traffic as people move around, having enough space for a barbecue, spa or pool if applicable, etc. Consider measuring your space to have the dimensions on hand, as well as a sketch of how you intend on laying out your furniture. Major US Manufacturers like Homecrest offer Interactive Design Centers that will help you plan your space. Once you’ve got the perfect design, bring it to our store and we can help you select the perfect pieces, fabrics and colors.
MAKE SURE YOUR PATIO FURNITURE IS FUNCTIONAL
When designing your patio, remember to make it functional. Ask yourself a few questions like “do I want this space for dining or is this more of a conversational space”. Sometimes a comfy deep seating group with a multi-purpose chat table or firepit will be more functional than a giant dining table you may use once or twice a summer. Designing the perfect outdoor deck or patio with a welcoming bar and kitchen are great ways to make the most out of your home’s exterior space and enjoy amazing weather surrounded by your loved ones. Throw in an outdoor television with the perfect sound system and outdoor heating and you’ll never want to go inside again!
COMFORT IS KEY
When looking for patio furniture, it’s only natural to rush towards the most beautiful set. However, keep in mind that you plan on using your patio furniture, so you want something that also offers function alongside form. If you fall in love with a set that doesn’t come with pillows or cushions, you can always look to buy them separately—however make sure they’re intended for outdoor use, as they’ll be made from a fabric intended to stand up to the environment better than usual indoor pillows.
Simply put: try out your patio furniture before you buy! The biggest complaint we hear from customers is that they purchased something online that looked great but when it was finally delivered, it was so uncomfortable or it was poorly made. You really need to sit in patio furniture before you purchase to make sure it fits and is comfortable. We offer only the highest quality brands in outdoor furnishings so you will have this for decades – make sure you love it!
WHERE WILL YOU STORE IT?
Consider if your garage or shed has enough space to store it all. You’ll likely have to move everything yourself in the event of inclement weather, so consider this before purchasing large, heavy pieces of furniture. If you’re like most people, storage is an issue and let’s face it, no one wants to take up any extra storage space with bulky outdoor furniture or oversized cushions. Don’t worry! We’ve got the perfect solution. Treasure Garden makes an incredibly durable line of outdoor patio furniture covers that will protect your furniture not only for the winter months from snow and rain but can be used all year long to protect from the sun’s damaging rays. We stock all sizes of covers and they are always available for 50% off.
When you’re ready to find the perfect patio furniture, visit
Marina Pool, Spa and Patio at 7777 West Jewell Avenue, Lakewood.
303-985-0077 ∙ www.marinapoolspaandpatio.com