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.

Material Options:

Wood:

TEAK

PROS – Durable, strong, resistant to weather, decay and insects, no cracking or warping

CONS – High price

Oak

PROS – Water-proof and strong. Cost effective.

CONS – Low oil content

White Cedar

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.

Metal:

Stainless Steel

PROS – Durable, resists rust, and easy to clean

CONS – Expensive, retains heat and not extremely comfortable

Aluminum

PROS – Strong, lightweight, inexpensive and low maintenance

CONS – Retains heat, light and cheap feeling

Iron

PROS – Durable & Heavy

CONS – Rusts easily, requires more maintenance

Other Options:

Plastic

PROS – Extremely weather-resistant, easy to clean

CONS – Dependent on the quality you get can be lightweight and cheap feeling

Concrete

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

Wicker

PROS- Very durable,light weighted and versatile

CONS- Expensive and hard to clean at times

Did you know that Lewis Landscape Solutions offers the full package from patio design and installation to completing your space with patio furniture, throw pillows, lighting, plants and much more.

Whether it's full design assistance or simply getting help selecting furniture options we can help create the outdoor space you have been dreaming about!

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