You might like the idea of browsing in store for garden furniture, and it is certainly useful to try it out in person. However, it is also wonderfully convenient to buy without leaving the comfort of your home – but how can you make sure you get it right?
When you browse the photos of garden furniture online, it can be hard to appreciate the size. Get out your measuring tape and mark out the furniture dimensions in your outdoor space to see if it will fit. Remember, you will also need space to easily move the furniture. You could take dining chairs outside to determine the correct position and the size you need.
Read the small print
Once you’ve narrowed down your design preferences and measurements, read the product description and information carefully. For example, take note of whether you are looking at artificial or natural rattan garden furniture, as maintenance needs will be very different. Wood products may also have varying care requirements. These are worth noting so that you can buy any treatment products at the same time as the furniture, or if there is deal for purchasing protection, such as covers.
Determine how your furniture will be delivered and if assembly is needed. You may want to check to see if assembly is included in your delivery charges.
Buying garden furniture is an investment. Like anything else, if it arrives and isn’t right, you can change it, but with these tips you can hopefully get it right first time.