Outdoor Furniture Tips

When is the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture?

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Patio furniture is expensive. And for this reason, you should always wait until it’s on sale before making a purchase. But when is the best time to buy patio furniture? Is there a single best time of the year? That’s what we’re going to be answering for you today. August to October is the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture Fall is the best time of year for purchasing new patio furniture. Technically August is still the Summer, but you get the point. From August to October is when you’ll typically find the best deals on patio furniture because stores will begin to put it on sale as the temperatures cool down. However, if you wait all the way until… Read more

6 Ways to Create Shade for your Patio

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Outdoor entertaining is a fun pastime for many in the warm months, but sometimes the sun itself can be a major hindrance. Glare, excessive heat, and even sunburns can result when there is not enough shade available around your outdoor entertaining areas. But just because temperatures have gone up does not mean you have to stay inside with your air conditioner. Here are 6 different ways to add shade to your patio that not only make it more comfortable, but make it even more attractive. Pavilions and Gazebos If you are looking for a free-standing shade structure for your outdoor entertaining needs, pavilions and gazebos are ideal. Pavilions, unlike gazebos, are always square and rectangular and have open sides. Gazebos… Read more

Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2019

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The sun is out, and summer is in full swing! Now is a great time to think about updating the look of your outdoor furniture. Perhaps you’ve been spending more time outside and noticed your furniture looks a little dated, or perhaps you’ve realized that your color scheme might be glaringly out of fashion. Never fear! We’ve compiled some of the most popular outdoor furniture trends in case your outdoor look is ready for a fresh new look. Indoor Decorating Comes Outside to Play One of the major trends for 2019 is decorating your outdoor space the same way you do your indoor space. For many, the living space outdoors is seen as a continuation of the living space indoors,… Read more

Wrought Iron Furniture is Still in Style

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It’s 2019, wrought iron patio furniture is still in style, and it will continue to be in style for years and decades to come. But what is it about wrought iron furniture that stands the test of time? It’s visually appealing, comfortable, and built to last. Classic for a Reason It’s not easy to for anything to be considered a “classic,” but as far as patio furniture is concerned, wrought iron is the definitive classic. It’s a style that has been around for hundreds of years, and it isn’t going anywhere soon. The main reason for this is because wrought iron furniture fits into just about every patio setting you can imagine. There are ornate designs which blend well into… Read more

Protecting Your Outdoor Furniture

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One of the biggest threats to your outdoor furniture is harsh weather, whether it’s the icy cold temperatures of winter or the violent winds of a summer storm. If you want your furniture to last as long as possible and retain its beauty at the same time, then there are some measures you need to take to protect it. Weatherproofing your Patio Set One way that you can protect your outdoor furniture from the elements is through weatherproofing. Modern coating techniques such as powder coating provide an excellent base for aluminum and cast-iron furniture to resist the ravages of weather and rust. A protective layer of automobile wax (applied after thorough cleaning and drying, of course) will also help protect… Read more

Dos and Don’ts of Cleaning Outdoor Furniture

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Outdoor furniture is built for the abuse it takes all spring and summer, but it does need some TLC to keep it looking its best and increase its longevity. An important part of cleaning outdoor furniture is removing dirt, dust, and stains that accumulate, along with keeping metal free of rust and oxidation. Wicker collects dust and dirt in the weave, slings accumulate oils and sunscreen, and glass tabletops trap debris in the grooves and show water stains. Fortunately, there are some cleaning techniques that when applied regularly will restore the beauty of your furniture and keep it in commission for years to come. Cleaning Iron and Aluminum Furniture One of the problems with aluminum furniture is its tendency to… Read more

How to Choose and Maintain Weather Resistant Outdoor Furniture

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Beautiful patio furniture can transform a simple outdoor area into an oasis. A beautiful area where you entertain friends, spend quality time with family, and relax in the sunlight. Finding pieces that fit your personal style and design preferences is a crucial part of creating the perfect patio. Choosing durable and sturdy pieces that will withstand the elements, is equally as important. There are several brands that are crafted beautifully and weather resistant outdoor furniture. This guide will explain the importance of choosing high-quality furniture and how to maintain it. Why Choosing Weather Resistant Outdoor Furniture is an Important Investment Though you may believe purchasing some cheap patio furniture to use in your outdoor area is the best choice, it’s… Read more

A Guide to Storing Outdoor Furniture During Cold Weather

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As another sunny and warm summer comes to a close, the task of packing up our outdoor furniture arrives yet again. The barbecues, pool parties, and family dinners on the patio were great while they lasted, but now it’s time to prepare ourselves, and our furniture, for the cold months ahead. Storing outdoor furniture during cold weather is simple, but it’s imperative that you do it correctly. Our guide will help you with this annual chore so your furniture will be in good shape for next year. The Importance of Properly Storing Outdoor Furniture During Cold Weather Your patio furniture is an investment that should be carefully maintained. It’s quite simple to take routine care of your furniture, but if… Read more

What Materials to Choose When Buying Used Patio Furniture

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When it’s time for you to buy patio furniture, you have several decisions you need to make prior to making any purchases. Among the chief decisions you need to make is the type of material you’d prefer your patio furniture to be constructed from. You also need to decide if you want to buy your furniture new or used. And, if you do buy used, do you want to refurbish patio furniture? Before we jump into what benefits you get when you refurbish patio furniture, we’ll talk about a couple different materials you can choose from. Wrought Iron If you’re looking for outdoor furniture that is going to be placed in a formal or classic setting, then wrought iron is… Read more

Turn An Outdoor Space Into An Al Fresco Dining Experience

Warmer temperatures? Skip the usual meal inside and head out for the open air. If you have access to an outdoor space, transform it into a haven for all to enjoy. After all, eating outside provides an ambiance that is irresistible – and for most, the opportunity doesn’t last all year, so it’s best to explore your outdoor dining options while you can. Some are apprehensive about eating outside because their backyard is drab to say the least. When money is tight, you don’t need to sacrifice your options – instead there are many affordable ways to transform your yard, patio, or deck into your own little restaurant paradise. Vamp up your dining area. The key to a good dining… Read more