Choosing Garden Furniture
Let’s face it; we don’t enjoy the warmest climate in the world do we? Buy you only have to have a snapshot of the gardens across the UK when we do get a smidgen of sunshine to see that us Brits love getting out there and soaking up the suns glorious warm rays. There’s nothing we love more than sitting in our gardens with a cold drink reading a good book or socialising with friends and family and garden furniture is a huge part of this enjoyment. The right garden furniture can instantaneously make a garden look more attractive and welcoming, so if you’re considering selling garden furniture it can be a great market…if a little mind boggling…
There’s so much garden furniture to choose from so knowing where to start can be a little daunting. We kind folks at Buyer meet Seller have compiled a brief guide to the types of material garden furniture is available in and how to care for it.
The first thing to consider when buying garden furniture is what type of furniture you want to sell. There are benches, table and chair sets, loungers, gazebos, chairs and much more. It’ll help if you do a bit of research on your customers and potential customers to ascertain what will sell best-do your customers buy on price or quality? Doing a little bit of market research in the early stages will go a long way when your garden furniture range is selling like hot cakes!
Once you’ve decided what types of garden furniture you’re going to stock you need to then look into the type of material it’s going to be made out of. Garden Furniture can be made out of everything, from plastic to wrought iron and wood to aluminium. When you’re deciding upon the material the garden furniture is to be made from a large part of your decision must bear the climate in mind. How much rainfall does the area get? What are the winds like? How cold does it get? All these factors will come into play when choosing what the garden furniture is to be made out of.
Wooden garden furniture does not fair well in rainy areas as it soaks up water which can start to rot the wood. However, if it is stored away properly, wooden garden furniture is a relatively inexpensive and popular option. It’s also fairly easy to clean; you can clean down with a hose or pressure washer and then treat afterwards with water protecting stain or sealant.
Wicker garden furniture can be quite a good choice as its very versatile and extremely lightweight. It also looks equally good inside as it does outside and can be brought indoors and used in a conservatory or similar when the weather is wet. Wicker garden furniture can also look quite impressive and expensive when in reality you can pick up some pieces for a relatively low cost.
In the UK, and if your customers are planning on leaving their furniture outside all year round then aluminium garden furniture is a great option. Aluminium garden furniture can hold it’s own in the harshest of weather conditions and is extremely resilient to being left outdoors all year. In addition to this, it doesn’t rust and is really easy to clean-simply use warm water and an aluminium preservative.
Other materials that garden furniture can be made out of are teak-which can last for several years if cared for correctly and wrought iron garden furniture which is extremely heavy, but is highly desirable.
There are many varieties of garden furniture and each has their benefits and pitfalls. It’s worthwhile carrying out some research on your potential customers before you commit yourself to anything. Do the people in your area have gardens? Do they have outdoor storage space? Is it a wealthy neighbourhood? Answering questions like these will stand you in good stead when considering what garden furniture to stock and sell. Contact garden furniture suppliers now at BuyerMeetSeller.