7 Questions To Ask When Shopping at an Outdoor Furniture Store

7 Questions To Ask When Shopping at an Outdoor Furniture Store

Looking for outdoor furniture can be overwhelming, especially when sifting through the various available products, colors and sizes. To avoid wasting your time and making an expensive purchase that you’ll regret, ask the furniture store you’re shopping at these questions:

1. Is your outdoor furniture easy to maintain?

This is one of the most important questions to ask when purchasing outdoor furniture. While all outdoor furniture involves some degree of maintenance, some need more than others. Consider how much care and attention the furniture pieces you’re thinking about buying need. 

Life gets busy; seek outdoor furniture that requires little maintenance and will look great for years. It’s beneficial to purchase products that are easy to clean, antimicrobial, dustproof, and resistant to water, stains, odors, and fading, like our exclusive Bliss Cushion®.

2. Can I select my own furniture pieces and cushion colors? 

Unfortunately, many retailers and box stores require you to purchase a pre-configured set rather than allowing you to select precisely what you want. Additionally, many offer only one or two cushion colors or patterns. Paddy O’ Furniture Exterior Design Guides will help you choose the best pieces for your space, and our Bliss Cushions come in many colors.

3. What kind of delivery do you offer?

Keep in mind that delivery methods and timeframes can vary by store. Some stores provide help with setting up furniture while others don’t, or only offer cash and carry—always ask. If you value convenience, we recommend you shop somewhere that can handle all the details for you. Our White Glove Delivery service includes setup and packaging removal.

4. What kind of warranty do you offer? 

The best outdoor furniture store is one that provides high-quality, long-lasting products that come with an exceptional warranty. At Paddy O’ Furniture, we design and sell our own furniture collections and, therefore, stand behind the quality of our products with our Worry-Free Guarantee.

5. Do you offer design consultations? 

Planning and designing the perfect outdoor oasis on your own can be challenging. An experienced designer can help you learn what materials, styles, pieces and colors best enhance your house and landscape. We provide Complimentary On-Site Design Consultations with our expert Exterior Design Guides. They’ll help you create a vision for your outdoor space and show you samples of cushion colors and table surfaces that look best. 

6. What are your policies for returns and exchanges?

If your products arrive damaged or you’re simply unhappy with how they look on your patio, it’s nice to know you’re protected. Ensure the place you’re purchasing from has a reasonable Returns & Exchanges Policy.

7. Do you have a price guarantee?

If you find the exact pieces you purchased elsewhere for less money, or if the furniture you bought goes on sale, see if they are willing to price match. A 30-day price guarantee, like ours, is an excellent standard to look for when shopping. 

Why To Buy From Paddy O’ Furniture

Several factors make shopping with us different from our competitors. First and foremost, we design and sell our own long-lasting furniture with value and quality at the forefront. We also understand that buying furniture can be confusing; we strive to simplify the process. Our Exterior Design Guides will work with you and guide you to your patio bliss.

Let’s create your dream outdoor oasis together. Stop by one of our showrooms to speak with an Exterior Design Guide, or visit our website today. 


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