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3 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Outdoor Furniture: The Ultimate Buyers Guide

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So you need a little help selecting the perfect outdoor furniture but you're short on time? Read on!

Here's our 6 Tips for selecting the perfect outdoor furniture for your outdoor entertainment or alfresco area.


FUNCTION (vs fashion)

Remembering why you're looking for outdoor furniture in the first place will keep you on the right track when looking for the perfect setting.

  • Are you looking for a place to sit or eat outside?
  • How many people are you looking to accomodate?
  • How often will it be used?

Finding something that checks all the right boxes starts with knowing what you need, not what you want.



MEASURE TWICE - BUY ONCE

Any outdoor lounge, dining or furniture set you consider needs to work in the space you've got! Forget buying something just because it's on sale. 

  • Measure your space or work off your plans
  • Factor in some room to navigate around the furniture (eg. with a chair pulled out, can I walk around it?)
  • Big & bulky furniture makes a small space feel smaller




QUALITY

There's a few key components to look for when thinking about the quality of outdoor furniture 

  • Aluminium: Light weight yet highly durable, aluminium is cast making it very strong and rust-free
  • Steel: Usually powder coated to prevent rusting, steel is cheaper than aluminium furniture but also very strong
  • Iron: May be cast or wrought. It's very heavy and extraordinarily durable, although it may need to be treated to prevent corrosion
  • Wood (Pine, Mahogany, Teak):  Both hard and soft woods are used to construct outdoor furniture. Depending on the type of wood used and the finish of the product, timber furniture looks natural
  • Rattan: Tightly woven from strands of UV stabilised PE, rattan looks great and is hardwearing entire piece usually lasts a long time
  • Plastic/Resins: Not as durable as other materials, plasitics furniture can be suceptible to weakening over time but is inexpensive and can look amazing.



QUICK TIPS

  • Make sure the Outdoor Furniture fits your outdoor entertainment area and buddget
  • Ask your retailer about the warranty (1 Year Good, 2 Years Best)
  • Pick something you love and will enjoy!

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