Do you park your car in the garage? Would you park your car in a garage if you had the means? If you’re the type of person who likes to be better safe than sorry, or frequently hear yourself saying “nip it in the bud” (yes that’s the real expression), then I’d say you’re a patio furniture cover type of person. Like a car, I can bet you’ve spent hundreds or thousands on your patio furniture. When you spend a high amount of money on an item, you want said item to last; you expect it to last! If we lived in a perfect world, spending a thousand dollars on a wicker sofa would mean it would last you forever without any upkeep. But, we don’t live in a perfect world (*sigh*). You spend thousands upon thousands of dollars on a car, and even after all that money spent you still have to put more money into your vehicle to make sure it stays up and running. The same is true when it comes to outdoor furniture. You have to take care of it. The good news is, it’s a lot cheaper to take care of than a car! Cover your club chairs or lounger when the winter rolls around, clean your fabric every so often, and treat it like you would the day you bought it. For those of you who like to live life on the wild side you can let Mother Nature take her course, and have your outdoor furniture fend for itself!
As we enter the fall season, a common concern for homeowners is outdoor patio furniture that can sustains in various year round climates.
In Front Range Colorado, high winds coming off the mountains is common for local homeowners. But in the U.S. and overseas, All Backyard Fun often has customers asking questions like, “I live in a pretty windy area, is this chair going to blow away?” or “I live on the east coast and the summers are brutally humid, how will this material hold up in such a climate?” It’s true, different types of outdoor furniture will hold up in certain climates better than others. Here’s the best type of furniture to buy based on your climate.
HOT AND HUMID?
If you live in a hot and humid area, a great option to go with is cast aluminum patio furniture. This type of material is rust proof which won’t let the humidity take a toll, leaving you with years and years of use. In addition, cast aluminum furniture is best known for its elaborate and intricate styles, so you can have a quite an eloquent design. One of our favorite cast aluminum products is the Sonata High Back Dining Chair from Windward. The Sonata features a sophisticated rolled arm design, and has extra padding for extreme comfort!
WHERE THE WIND BLOWS?
If you live in a windy area, and you’re worried about your patio furniture blowing away, fear not! A good option for windy city dwellers is wrought iron furniture. This material is the heaviest type of patio furniture, so your wrought iron club chair will still be on your patio after the harsh spring summer, and winter storms. Wrought Iron makes for a very heavy and sturdy type of furniture, creating a durable and strong piece of furniture. The only caveat when choosing wrought iron furniture is you may need two people to move around the furniture. It’s heavy, which is why it won’t blow away in a serious storm. If you’re looking for a club chair to stand up against a storm while maintain a classy look take a look at the Venetia Club Chair by Paragon Casual. Its durable, has a beautiful design, and the deep seating allows for great relaxation!
CHILLING BY THE POOL?
Don’t think we forgot about you pool lovers! If you like to relax pool side, a great furniture option is sling aluminum. With sling aluminum, you get all the comfort and cushion of a normal fabric, but the sling aluminum dry’s much faster. When you get out of the pool and sit on a sling aluminum piece of furniture, you won’t have to worry about waiting hours for it to dry. It’s rust proof too! One of our popular items in this category is the Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Rocker. It is padded for some serious comfort after swimming laps in the pool.
If none of these options fit your needs, there is always the choice to go with a wood or wicker furniture set. Wicker and wood are appealing for its warm and timeless styles. What’s great about wood or wicker, is it will hold up nicely in any and all climates. Wicker is always a classic choice that offers a beautiful modern look when it comes to outdoor furniture.
Though, if you’re in very dry areas like Arizona, wood furniture will require a bit more maintenance. Wood is very well known for its’ longevity and durability – just look at your grandma’s picnic table she’s probably had around since you were a baby! One of our favorite wicker collections is the Terrace Curved Sectional. It’s a fun, affordable design that differs from your basic L-sectional set.
Are you ready for summer? As we embark on another Memorial Day, ask yourself, are we tired of sitting in those tired looking outdoor chairs where the cushions are faded and smashed? Don’t wait any longer, check out what All Backyard Fun has to offer.
“We’re providing a totally different experience”, says Heikke Nielsen. “Our staff takes a very consultative approach.” Their goal is to create “the perfect outdoor area for the customer” and to achieve what he calls “a boutique-like buying experience” his sales staff engages with customers, determining what their goals for their outdoor area are.
Up next is the selection process, including fabric, materials, sizing, overall color scheme and the possible inclusion of a propane or natural gas fire table. “Right now is the perfect time to buy”, Nielsen says, explaining that it’s still early enough to “enjoy your furniture for a whole season”. If your’re looking to spruce up your outdoor entertainment area, be sure to pay All Backyard Fun a visit both at their online store and in person.
March 11th, 2015
As Sara addressed Thomas and Katie’s questions about the assembly and weight of the Oriflamme Fire Table, Katie was becoming very excited about her new purchase. She then wondered how portable it was. So she soon asked the question to Sara from All Backyard Fun, “How portable is the Oriflamme Fire Table”?
Great question, responded Sara. Sara explained to Katie that because of the table’s weight, and the fact the all the components are interchangeable, it was very easy to move around and it can easily be put in the back of a SUV or truck to bring camping, tailgating, or move to a new home.
Outstanding Katie exclaimed. We have an RV that we take camping in the summer time and this Oriflamme Fire Table would be a perfect addition to those late nights out by the water.
Sara agreed and she also mentioned that many of her customers move it across their deck or patio, and even bring the Oriflamme Fire Table to the front during Halloween and pass out candy. Tune in next week to hear more about the Wickers’ All Backyard Fun adventure and their quest to have the perfect patio.