Garden furniture can range from delicate patio chairs to purposeful garden benches. With hundreds of designs and styles to choose from, ranging from different materials and structures you are spoilt for choice.
Choosing your new garden furniture
The main thing to consider when choosing your new garden furniture is to invest in something you will actually use. The style and the design of the furniture can be second to none, but if your new furniture never gets used, it is simply a waste of money.
Another point to consider is your local climate. Garden furniture comes in all different materials, from wood to metal, to wicker and stone, all of which can be harmed by the wrong environment. Simply use your common sense, check that the furniture you are buying is capable of your frequent weather conditions with the supplier and best of all, try and arrange a guarantee. There is nothing worse than investing money in a long-term product, only to find that the style, colour and material you took so long to decide on, has simply changed and ruined over a short amount of time.
On the other hand, don't be put off to invest in a beautiful wooden garden furniture set simply because of a bit of rain. Woods such as Shorea and Teak are both excellent for weathering and the test of time and many pieces of wooden furniture can be refurbished by a local craftsman in future years.
Where do I start?
The best advice for choosing your new garden furniture is to simply get stuck in. Visit local home and garden stores in Devon and test the materials you like the look of. After all, you are the best judge of quality.