Choosing the Best Patio Furniture Collection for Your Backyard
February 14th, 2020
When you’ve finally decided it’s time to upgrade your patio, you find you’re met with too many decisions. Purchasing new patio furniture is a process that involves a little bit of research and effort on your end combined with professional design expertise you’ll find when you go shopping.
Choosing the best patio furniture for your backyard starts with identifying your lifestyle. Defining how you use your space currently and how you hope to use your space in the future will help you determine the type of furniture it will take to get there. It’s also a good idea to have a friend or partner to help you along the way. Having a different perspective may help you discover a unique use of space you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.
As you begin your research, take notes along the way, so when you head into the showroom, you’ll know exactly how to communicate what you’re looking for.
What is the best material for outdoor furniture?
The quality patio furniture that you’ll find at Paddy O’ Furniture is built to last for many years. Because we design and develop our own furniture, we are able to invest in professional-grade, high-quality materials that add tremendous value to our unique designs. When buying luxury outdoor furniture that will withstand any season, look for these high-quality materials.
- Solution-dyed acrylic fabric – Fabrics like Sunbrella™ are durable, comfortable, fade- and water-resistant.
- Aluminum – This strong material is rust-proof and low-maintenance. Plus, powder-coating protects against debris and weather.
- All-weather resin – This type of resin, commonly used to make wicker, is designed to last outdoors in the elements.
- Teak – This material contains natural oils and rubber that make it more weather-resistant than almost any other type of wood.
Many of the materials we use are made to withstand the damaging effects of the Arizona sun and have a proven quality reputation. Plus, you can be sure it’s the real thing. We don’t believe in cheaper knock-off materials.
Why should I buy high-quality patio furniture?
One of the questions many people ask is about how much outdoor patio furniture costs. There is a range of pricing when it comes to outdoor furniture shopping, but we recommend investing in high-quality materials that last. High-quality materials add tremendous value to our unique designs.
We stand for luxurious outdoor furniture that lasts long, through inclement weather conditions, changing style trends, and years of use. In fact, we offer a warranty on our furniture and cushions for up to 15 years.
How do I choose patio furniture?
Before you choose patio furniture, think about how you want to use your outdoor space. Will you entertain? Will you have kids over? Is the pool a big part of your yard? Thinking about these types of questions will help you come up with a plan for your future backyard.
- How big is your family?
- How often does your family use your backyard?
- When you entertain, how many people are usually in attendance?
- How often do you entertain?
- What time of day do you entertain?
Maybe you have a blank slate. Maybe you have old furniture and a space that needs to be refreshed. Furnishing your outdoor space is like designing a living room or bedroom. However, there are a few additional factors to keep in mind.
One of the first things to think about is the weather. If you have a covered patio in Arizona, that’s a good space to furnish because it will likely get the most use. If you have an open space that is uncovered, you might think about using umbrellas to create shade. Certain materials might get too hot to sit on if they’re basking in the heat.
Before you start shopping for patio furniture, make sure to measure the space that you’ll be furnishing. This will help you determine what types of furniture can fit in the space. For example, a large outdoor sofa might fit, but there might not be enough space for an end table. Measuring the space is a great tip to ensure you don’t buy something that won’t fit.
Once you have a general idea of what kinds of furniture you want and how it will be arranged, taping out an outline is a great way to visualize the space. Simply take some masking tape and place it on the ground in the exact measurements you’re looking for or have already found. This tip is especially helpful for those who like to visually see something before they purchase it.
When furnishing your patio, it’s important to think about the flow of the space. When you step outside, think about the most common areas that you’ll be walking to. Is there a walkway that you want to keep open? You won’t want to cram furniture on your patio only to find out you have to move something every time you want to get somewhere. For dining areas, make sure the chairs can be pushed out and people have room to walk around the table.
If there’s a certain material you like because of its aesthetic, that’s probably what you should go with. Choosing materials that reflect your style and design is important because you want to love the furniture you buy. However, it’s also important to do a little research on the benefits of each material. For example, resin wicker is very durable and easy to clean, which makes it a great option for patios that get a lot of use.
Shop with The Experts at Paddy O’ Furniture
Sometimes the best way to choose patio furniture is to have someone who can ask you the right questions to ensure you find something you love. If you’re ready to shop, come check us out at one of our convenient locations or shop online for high-quality outdoor furniture.