If you have a patio or balcony attached to your apartment now is the time to take advantage of it! There are so many options of different types of patio furniture you may be unsure as to what type to get. It all depends on the look, feel, and care that you’re looking for. For instance aluminum is easy to clean, but can get super hot in the sun. Or you can get plastic patio furniture that’s easy to clean, but can easily fade in the sun. Let’s check out the different pros and cons of each type of patio furniture to see which would be the best fit for you.
Wicker or Rattan – This lovely lightweight material creates outdoor furniture that can also easily transition to indoors as well. It usually gives a natural look if that’s the style you’re going for or it can come in a variety of styles such as coastal, country, or Mediterranean. This type usually comes with cushions that will need to be washed as well.
Wood – Wood patio furniture is a great choice for those that want really sturdy furniture, plus it’s beautiful and comes in a variety of looks. The type of wood that your furniture is made out will determine how long lasting it will be. Wood can take a beating in the great outdoors so taking good care of your wood furniture is a necessity.
Aluminum – Lightweight, easy to wash, and usually affordable, aluminum patio furniture is a good option for those that are looking for an easy to take care of patio set. Keep in mind aluminum can get hot, so it’s best used in shaded areas.
Steel and Wrought Iron – A step up in heaviness from aluminum, steel and wrought iron also has the same pros and cons as aluminum as well.
Plastic or Resin – If you’re on a tight budget, plastic or resin is a great low maintenance option being as it’s easy to clean, stackable, sturdy, and comes in a variety of styles and colors. Plus, if you want a more eco-friendly option, you can find patio furniture made out of recycled plastic.
As you can see there are many different options to for your new patio set for 2019!