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June 28, 2016

Learn From These Mistakes Before You Purchase Your New Patio Furniture

There are some common mistakes that people make when first heading out to buy outdoor furniture. Hopefully, by familiarizing yourself with some of these potential pitfalls, and working with us at Vancouver Sofa Company, you will be able to successfully furnish your backyard patio area.

Know Your Dimensions

One of the most common mistakes is purchasing furniture without first measuring your patio area. It is very easy to find a number of pieces that are attractive to the eye but don’t fit your actual patio space. You can have an idea of what kinds of pieces you want in your head and go to a furniture store and make a purchase only to find out the size of the actual furniture does not work for your backyard.

Patio Sofas can often seem much smaller (or larger) in the store space than they will in your backyard. Make sure you know the dimensions of your patio area perfectly before purchasing new furniture.

Avoid An Outdoor Furniture Hodgepodge

A cohesive and well thought out design for your patio furniture can keep your family and friends happy  and comfortable all summer long. But, sometimes, furniture shoppers don’t make out a strategy in advance and fall prey to “bright shiny furniture syndrome” (where they fall in love with every new style and piece of furniture that they see). If you start out with a strong design theme (or work in consultation with a designer) you can avoid mixing and matching until you end up with a hodgepodge of patio furniture.

Think About The Weather

Everybody wants to purchase furniture that they find attractive. However, it is important to consider function, durability, and storage when purchasing patio furniture. It is always a good idea to integrate the consideration of the local weather when purchasing your frames, fabrics, and cushions. If you find a design you like, you should talk to one of our experts at Vancouver Sofa Company and find an example of that design in materials that will stand up to the summer weather.

Quality Vs. Price   

Obviously, everybody has a budget established before they decide to upgrade their patio furniture. However, the mistake that people make is trying to get the most pieces possible within that budget even when those pieces of furniture often are not of a sustainable quality.

A better idea is to maximize the quality of your outdoor furniture purchases. Remember that you can always add new pieces from the same design tree at a later date. At the same time, it might be harder to start again from scratch simply because you purchased too many pieces that could not stand up to the rigors of the wear and tear or weather.

If you take the time to learn from these common mistakes, it is only a matter of time until you will be able to enjoy the patio of your dreams.