If you want to buy new garden furniture, you should not only pay attention to the look, but also think practically. What matches to whom? We'll tell you!© Photographee.eu - Fotolia.comFinally! The gardening season has started again and we can move our center of life outside again. But what is missing if you want to feel really good in your own garden? Right - the right garden furniture.
What you should consider when buying them, we have summarized here point by point - because the tastes and above all demands differ from person to person.
What are your demands on garden furniture?
Before you start looking for new garden furniture, you should be clear about what you mainly want to use the furniture for.
Space for everyone© beachfront - Fotolia.com Are you looking for the right seating for the whole family, including friends and acquaintances? Then look out for rattan garden furniture that offers plenty of space but is not too bulky at the same time. In addition, the weatherproof plastic braid, as can be seen here at Jendrass, for example, is particularly durable and is therefore very suitable for outdoor use - there are also various designs so that everyone will find what they are looking for.
Flexible with folding chairs© K.-U. Häßler - Fotolia.com Seating sets that can be flexibly expanded are suitable for spontaneous visits. With matching folding chairs, for example. They do not take up much space when they are not in use and can therefore be easily stowed in the basement or garden shed.
Comfort for two© feferoni - Fotolia.com For couples without children who like to spend time alone in the garden, beautiful lounge furniture is the right decision. The large seat of the armchairs often offers enough space for two people, so you can share a piece of furniture and enjoy the view of the garden. The often stressful everyday life can be quickly forgotten in this way and the little time that some couples have together should be enjoyed all the more intensely - by the way, says Norman von Zeizuleben.
One thing must be noted, however, that this garden furniture is relatively expansive, which is why it is not suitable for every garden. This leads us directly to point 2 ...
How much space do you have in the garden?
Not every garden is large enough to accommodate numerous and large garden furniture. It should have happened that couples or families in the furniture store chose furniture that was later much too large for the garden. In the shop or even in the online shop, you can quickly be deceived. Few people say anything about the size unless they have a picture of what it looks like in their own garden.
To prevent this problem, you should measure in advance the space in the garden where the new furniture should be. Maybe you can help yourself with furniture from the house or apartment to get an idea of the size of the garden furniture in your garden? A true-to-scale sketch is another way you can imagine in advance what the garden with the furniture will look like later.
What material should it be?
In the past, there was not a large selection, because garden furniture was either made of metal or wood. Today there are a variety of materials that have different advantages and sometimes differ enormously in price. When deciding, you should not only look at your appearance but also at your place of residence. For example, if you are looking for garden furniture for a house near the sea, wooden furniture is best. The natural material is made to withstand the weather.
But not only that: Wood gets a nice patina over time near sea water, which makes the garden furniture even more beautiful. And you don't have to clean the furniture at this location. Nature takes care of it: wind, sand and salt water ensure that the garden furniture is properly peeled and thus kept clean. Otherwise, a regular maintenance routine is due.
Long or short-lived, that is the question
High-quality garden furniture can accompany you throughout your life - provided the right care is taken for granted. Therefore, you should think carefully before buying whether you want to spend a relatively large amount of money on good garden furniture or buy new furniture every few years. Both options are possible.
High quality: long use guaranteed
If you choose the high-quality garden furniture, it is important to ensure that you can store it well in winter. Most furniture in the upper price range can also defy wind and weather, but it doesn't hurt if they can spend the winter protected from wind and snow. If you want to store your garden furniture, it is practical if it is not too big, bulky and too heavy. It would be a shame if the expensive furniture had to spend the winter outside just because you don't want to carry it down to the basement.
Speaking of weight: A lot of weight can come together, especially with stainless steel garden furniture. This does not only cause problems during storage, but also in summer. That's when you want to move the garden furniture to put it in the sun or to escape from the sun. If the furniture is very heavy, you have to think twice.
Inexpensive: For everyone who doesn't want to commit
These problems usually do not arise with more affordable garden furniture - at least not to the extent. Furniture from the cheaper price range is not designed to accompany their owners for several years. Often this garden furniture only lasts a summer or two before new ones have to be bought. But that doesn't have to be that bad either, because that way you can treat yourself to a new look for the garden more often and don't commit yourself to many years. After all, the garden furniture should also match the rest of the garden's appearance.
So you don't have to have a guilty conscience if you want to redesign your garden every few years. On the contrary. This is a great occasion to buy new garden furniture. And who knows, maybe after a while you will find yes the one look for his garden. Then you can still buy durable garden furniture.