Investing in patio furniture is the ideal way to extend your home to include a place outdoors where you can relax and entertain. Patio furniture can be bought in sets and also as separate pieces. Patio sets are a good choice if you have no patio furniture to begin with and are available in a variety of styles. You will be able to find something that fits your style, budget and fit into your outdoor area. Most sets come with chairs and a patio table, some include a patio umbrella. The tables come in a variety of materials and sizes and can accommodate from two to eight people. You can also get patio tables, chairs, love seats and umbrellas separately which allows you to mix and match styles to match your décor.
Today you can find a vast variety of styles and materials that are used to make patio furniture. Some of the most common materials include plastic, resin, wood, wicker and wrought iron. Plastic is usually the cheapest, however, it breaks easily and needs to be replaced on a regular basis. The most popular choices of materials for patio furniture are wood, teakwood and wrought iron. All three of these materials are sturdy and durable.
Teak and cedar patio furniture is becoming more popular. They are popular because they add a natural feel to an outdoor living area. Cedar has always been a popular choice of wood used in outdoor furniture because it can stand up in almost all types of weather. It is also resistant to bacteria and fungus. Cedar is almost as strong as oak and if cared for properly it will last a long time.
Teak wood is also a favorite for outdoor use in furniture because it is strong and durable like cedar and is easy to maintain. Both cedar and teakwood with turn to a silvery gray shade as it ages. If you want to keep this from happening you should oil down your furniture once or twice a year to maintain its color. Both of these types of furniture should be covered when not in use to protect the cushions from fading.
Wrought iron patio furniture is another popular choice and comes in a variety of styles and colors. If you choose to use this type of furniture you will want to make sure you get extra padded cushions. Otherwise wrought iron furniture can be a little bit uncomfortable to sit in. Wrought iron is very beautiful and comes in a variety of intricate designs that will fit into any style of outdoor living area.
There are many designs and material to choose from when you are creating the outdoor area in your home. No matter which type or style of outdoor furniture you choose you will want it to last for a long time. The way to do this is to care for it properly and to make sure you purchase patio furniture covers to protect it from the elements and when it is not in use.