Winter is right around the corner, and although we won’t experience the extreme temperature dips our neighbors to the north will, tons of outdoor furniture is about to go on sale (literally).
But how do you choose the right pieces for spring and summer now?
Check out this guide to buying outdoor furniture that’ll leave you armed with all the knowledge you need to score the best sets available.
Guide to Buying Outdoor Furniture for Your Orlando Home
If there’s one thing that’s hot right now, it’s outdoor living space – and whether you’re just now looking at Orlando homes for sale or you already own a house here, this guide will help you turn your backyard into an idyllic paradise.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Start with a list of what you’ll be doing outside and sketch a plan.
- Zero in on durable materials.
- Don’t be scared to mix things up.
- Shop around for the best deals.
#1. Start with a list of what you’ll be doing outside and sketch a plan.
Picnicking? Lounging poolside? Playing sports? What you’ll do in your backyard has a huge impact on the types of outdoor furniture you should choose.
Sketch a to-scale diagram of your backyard and plan everything out before you even start searching for furnishings. You’ll know just where to put the fire pit, picnic table and loungers – and you’ll be able to see if you’re planning something a little too extreme for your yard or if there’s room for even more creativity.
#2. Zero in on durable materials.
Figure out the most durable material you can afford. Some of the best options include teak, cedar, powder-coated metal, and in some cases, plastics. Once you’ve figured that out, make sure you know how to care for them and store them. (Really – don’t make a purchase unless you know how to clean and store the material, or you could be throwing away your investment after just one season.)
#3. Don’t be scared to mix things up.
Interior designers know that you don’t need a perfectly matched set to create an exceptional environment, and as a newly minted exterior designer, the same applies to you. You can get a full suite of outdoor furniture, but you don’t have to – and you can actually add even more character to your yard by taking a mix-and-match approach. The key is to make sure that you embrace contrast in style and texture – but not in quality.
#4. Shop around for the best deals.
There’s outdoor furniture available all over the price spectrum, and because major retailers are prepping for the latest styles and models for next spring, now’s the time to nab great deals. Check out your favorite retailers to find pieces that really speak to you, and look around online, too.
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