Category Archives: Patio furniture & equipment

Choosing patio dining sets

Isn’t it exciting? Visit the stores and choose patio furniture for you brand new patio. With the flood of offers and many different alternatives you can choose between, this mission can become really frustrating. It is hard enough to decide which style would suit you most, and after making that hard decision, you have to study the particular style very well to make a perfect match. Making a perfect match in sense of matching the patio floors with the material of the furniture, the material of the furniture with cushions and the last but not least matching the table cloth with the plates and cutlery. You can visit many internet stores to get the feeling of what exactly you really want. The most terrible thing is when you come for a visit and you can see a million different styles in just one space. Nothing matches with anything. In one way you feel like you are on southern  plantation with all the wicker sets being on the terrace. On the other hand there are modern minimalist cushions combined with Victorian cutlery and everything feels like a big mess. If you decide to go with the French country you must follow it all the way until the end. No exceptions to the rule. Of course you can’t go with the French country, if the whole house is built and furnished in the modern style.

steel patio dining sets

So the main rule is to try to follow one style all the way. The new trends also show that you can combine styles but you have to follow one main style. Let’s say you are into modern furniture. You can decorate it with modern patio dining sets and then put one small detail that is not really modern. This is also an option. Speaking of the material of the furniture used outside, it depends a lot on how your patio is designed. If you have a patio which is covered with roof, your choice of patio dining sets is not that hard, because you can easily use all sorts of materials, wicker, wood, teak, metal, plastic. But if your patio is not covered you have to consider weather influence on materials.

wicker dining set

So the best choice would be teak patio dining sets, or metal furniture. There is no way to go with wicker, it could happen that you will have to buy a new set  for next season. Wicker patio dining sets are not weather resistant in most cases. You can of course always choose wicker made of plastic, that means an artificial one, but the quality of sitting on this material is another story. This material does not breath, so it can be really uncomfortable when there is a summer heat.

As already said there are many different choices on the market. The best would be to focus on what you want and then combine this with comfort and style.

Patio Heater for Colder Days!

Only in the last decade a product called patio heater gained the popularity. Probably that happened due to the fact that many countries validated the non smoking law and put all the smokers outside the restaurants and bars. Poor people are drinking and smoking outside at freezing temperatures. It is really a great solution when they can gain just a little warmth, standing close to the outdoor patio heater. And even the coldest temperatures are not such a huge issue any more.

Gas or electric patio heater?

Patio heaters are the most appropriate solution for outside events, and for the outdoor spaces where we spend a lot of time. So if you have a roof, and you want to spend much time outside your house even in winter, getting a patio heater would be a great solution for you. On the market there are

patio heater

many different products for your patio. So you have to think really thoroughly about all the options. First of all it is really important to decide what kind of heater you would want.The most common are the liquid petroleum gas heater and the electric gas heater. So the resource of heating depends on a price. If the electricity is cheaper then liquid petroleum gas, you should definitely pick the electrical heater. Nevertheless you should be careful  that this heater will fit in the atmosphere. So when choosing one of these products, be aware that is not very good to have a huge heater in a small

 patio. You should not make this heater a centre of attention of your outside space. The best would be if you could fit this heater in nicely, so it remains heating and doing its basic function as well as not being the work of art of the terrace. You have many choices and designs available, and the best way to search for them is on the internet. If your patio is designed in modern way, you should consider getting stainless steel product, or even a pyramid shaped heater. If you want to create a bar atmosphere, you can buy a heater in a shape of a bar table, on which you can easily put some drinks and the bottom part will perform a heating task.

Due to the fact that such a heater is a technical product, you should consider quality very much. modern patio heaterApart from the quality you should also choose the product which has a spare parts network and supply taken care of. It might happen that you would need a spare part urgently, and if you take a product without spare parts sales network, you could stay with your broken heater in the cold, alone.

Take your time and think really before making the decision which patio heater to buy, at the end of the day, you are the one, that needs it. There is a lot of online stores offering patio heaters like this one here.

Choosing the Right Patio Cushions

There is a huge offer of outdoor patio cushions on the internet as well as in the stores and markets. Speaking of patio cushions and how they can make even the nicest outdoor furniture look disastrous. Well it is really no use, to spend all that money on the teak furniture and nice patio surroundings if we put the worst possible, multi colored, roses printed patio cushions on the elegant teak chairs. It is true that in the first place we have to use the right combination. With the teak furniture we can use multi colored patio cushions, but we would give more elegant impression by using the monochrome products.   Flower prints or any other prints don’t come into consideration if we really want to make elegant and pieceful atmosphere. We can use flower printed pillows with the antique steel furniture more likely.

Choosing multicolored  and flower printed fabrics would always create a very romantic atmosphere.

patio cushionsBut we have to be careful, because it might happen that soon we will have to much of everything. To much colors, to much patterns, and there goes away all the effort that we put in creating a perfect outdoor space. Nevertheless, choosing colors is not the only challange we are facing when we are dealing with outdoor patio cushions. We also have to consider the material the cushions are made of.. It is really important that the cushions are weather resistant. That is why the best outer material of the cushions is polyester.This material is also spot resistant and it is easy to clean it. Natural materials such as cotton do not take effect that well in the outer space. The colors faint really quickly and this makes a strange effect on the whole outer space. Choosing the cushions must be combined with other fabrics that we want to use in the patio. If it is covered with roof and it has a huge windows we have to do the combination with the curtains. Under no circumstances we must not buy these things separately. The point is in creating the complete unit. It is really funny how a very small detail can spoil the whole picture. Maybe the best solution would be to include the professionals opinion, if we have difficulties making our own decisions.They will make sure that there will be no screaming combinations and no material failure. So do not be afraid to leave it to the experts. Before you buy the cushions you should test them. It is really interesting how a small price difference can mean a big quality difference.The cushions should be soft, compact and comfortable at the same time to enable us enjoying our spare time outside the house. And by choosing the right cushions for your chairs and benches, you really make the icing on the cake.

Heres a few styles to choose from!

Selecting the Right Patio Furniture

Delicate roses, carefully trimmed bushes, mighty trees a stunning view from your patio. But no view can take place of a chair you sit in when adoring this lovely landscape. Patio furniture must be chosen very carefully. First of all we have to decide what we want and what style suits us best. Do we want one that looks like the one from the mansion, or we like decorated in contemporary style. Well, choosing the furnture for outer space might cause a great dilema. Nevertheless you should keep in mind that one of the most important things when choosing the outdoor furniture is that this furniture is comfortable. It doesn’t really help you if you choose the most beautiful patio furniture you have ever seen, but sitting on it just doesn’t feel right. So you can choose among a lot of different materials. Teak, rattan -wicker, plastic, hardwood and steel furniture. If your spirit is more of a classical character, you would definitely choose teak. It lasts over the years and it gives a touch of old English country side.

patio furnitureIt also complies with a modern architecture of the house, not only with a classical one or a victorian one. So it probably has the largest specter of use among all the types of furniture. The disadvantage of the teak patio furniture is that it is very expensive unless you have the possibility to buy a cheaper version directly from far East countries. The alternative to teak furniture is a hard wood patio furniture, which in most cases imitates a style of teak furniture. It is much cheaper, but there is a disadvantage as with every product. The lifetime of this hardwood furniture is a lot lower then the teak’s furniture. You might spend a lot of time and money with the maintenance of the chairs and benches. On the other hand if you want your patio to look like the one from Southern palace, you should definitely buy rattan furniture. In this case you can choose between artificial or natural material. Your choice depends on the type of the roof that covers it. If it is covered completely you should definitely choose the natural material. It is way more comfortable and nicer. If it is exposed to different weather conditions, you should consider choosing the artificial material, or even the metal furniture. It is true that metal patio furniture can be designed in a very modern and minimalist style, so you really have to consider which style suits your house the most. But be aware that the comfort is one of the biggest issues when you buy the patio furniture. That is why it is always the best way to buy the patio furniture in the specialized store and not on the internet, though internet might offer you more discounts and better prices. The best combination would definitely be, to choose and try the furniture in the store and then get a good bargain for the same pieces on the internet.