If you’ve been thinking of buying a garden furniture set, chances are you already know the basics of what you’re looking for: the number of people you need to seat at the table; whether you want something modern or more traditional; and what color patio cushions you want (if you even want cushions).
Despite having defined these features in mind, there rattan garden furniture are three basic, yet crucial, factors that people often forget when purchasing a garden furniture set.
First, measure the size of the area where you want to put your set. Will it be on a patio or the lawn? Consider that you want to have at least 30 inches (2.5 ft.) of space around the perimeter of the table. This should give most of your guests enough space to get around the table, when others are seated. Based on this information, you’ll know what size and shape table your space can comfortably accommodate.
Next, consider how the weight of the furniture might affect the people who will be using it. Are there any individuals, such as small children or elderly parents, who might have difficulty pulling out heavy chairs? Wrought iron, wooden and some aluminum garden furniture sets can be quite heavy. Resin and wicker are light. (Don’t worry, many of today’s resin and wicker sets are very durable and come in a variety of attractive styles.)
Finally, consider long-term value. This is generally reflected in the length of the warranty offered by the manufacturer — the longer the warranty, the better the product. Look for a good quality set that will last for years. In the long run, it is better for your wallet, but also better for the environment since a poorly made set will need probably need replacing within a few years.