Outdoor Furniture Design
Once your patio is finished, what's next? Designing and implementing your outdoor space. Just like your interior space your going to look for many of the same characteristics that you value in indoor tables, chairs and sofas but with weather in mind.
Before you move forward, it’s important to understand the different options. Choosing the your outdoor patio furniture is dependent on matching your needs with the function of each material.
Material is one of your biggest driving factors.
PROS – Durable, strong, resistant to weather, decay and insects, no cracking or warping
CONS – High price
PROS – Water-proof and strong. Cost effective.
CONS – Low oil content
PROS- Light weight, resistant to decay, insects and termites. Does not warp too much under extreme humidity.
CONS- Hard to find, many require special orders.
PROS – Durable, resists rust, and easy to clean
CONS – Expensive, retains heat and not extremely comfortable
PROS – Strong, lightweight, inexpensive and low maintenance
CONS – Retains heat, light and cheap feeling
PROS – Durable & Heavy
CONS – Rusts easily, requires more maintenance
PROS – Extremely weather-resistant, easy to clean
CONS – Dependent on the quality you get can be lightweight and cheap feeling
PROS – Long-lasting, strong, can make any shape and inlay lights into it as well as stain colors
CONS – Once poured it can be difficult to move