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Jan 16, 2018 39

Why You Shouldn’t Buy the Cheapest Outdoor Furniture Available

Like with any purchase, it can be tempting to opt for the cheapest style of outdoor furniture on sale. But while you may think you’re getting a good deal, it’s more than likely you’ll just be wasting your time, effort and money.

Outdoor furniture has the potential to completely transform your home or business space, bring a stylish touch to the area, and build a social outdoor space. Here are some of the reasons why choosing the cheaper option isn’t usually a good idea.

Increased Frustration

When you buy outdoor furniture that’s cheap, you’re investing in materials that aren’t that durable. Opting for weaker materials means that your outdoor furniture will quickly become damaged, leading to the frustration of having to either replace the outdoor furniture or get it fixed.

Sometimes when you think you’re saving money, you’re actually spending more. When outdoor furniture is surprisingly cheap, it’s safe to assume that you’re buying worse materials. However, it’s crucial to invest in durable, water-resistant and sturdy outdoor furniture due to how frequently it’s exposed to a variety of weather conditions and external forces.

When you buy a cheap style that you don’t particularly like, you’ll also be beyond frustrated when you look out your window and don’t like what you see. Add to this the frustration of cheap outdoor furniture fading, wearing or breaking and you’ll soon be regretting your decision to save a few dollars.

You Will Actually Spend More

Once the cheaper material begins to undergo its inevitable wear and tear, you’ll be forced to spend more money than you initially would have if you’d opted for the better product in the first place. Unless you don’t really care how your outdoor space looks, cheaper furniture will mean you’ll have to invest in more complicated maintenance. From buying cleaning products through to paying to have furniture professionally fixed, the costs can quickly add up. It won’t take you long to realise that if you’d purchased a more expensive product straight up, you wouldn’t have to spend so much time and money on your outdoor furniture.

Having furniture outside obviously exposes them to environmental factors like dirt, dust and other elements. Cheaper outdoor furniture materials will stain more easily when they’re vulnerable to such outside forces, whereas more expensive options are able to better withstand them.

It Won’t Be Nearly As Impressive or Practical

If you’re hoping for your outdoor furniture to add to your outdoor space, cheaper furniture is going to look a lot cheaper. The sad truth about the cheap option is that it never looks as good.

Your outdoor furniture also needs to be practical. If the outdoor furniture you’re considering is made from a cheap material that’s not suitable for the outdoors, this isn’t going to be practical for your space. You should also consider whether it complements the area successfully.

As explored above, there are a few reasons why the more expensive option is often the smarter one when it comes to outdoor furniture. From functionality to quality, outdoor furniture should be considered a long term investment. 

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