We’re all looking for a good deal, value for money, the cheapest on the market. However, is cheap garden furniture really worth the money? Is investing more a better way to ensure durability? Is there a way to find top-quality furniture for less money? These are all questions that we will address below.
Firstly, finding the right garden furniture should take many factors into consideration and not just the cost. You need to consider the style you desire, the size, the material and the colour and once you have decided these factors we recommend you do your research.
Understanding the furniture that will best suit your garden will allow you to browse plenty of sites to find the typical price of this furniture and allow you to find the best deal. For example, if you’re looking for a rattan corner sofa in a natural colour you can input these details on multiple sites to find the best offers.
Additionally, if you find there is a big difference in price there may be something you can sacrifice to bring the price down. Such as, if the natural corner sofa you are looking at seems to be more expensive than another, look at the materials used. A full rod rattan weave will be more expensive than a flat weave or half rod mix because it is more durable. However, these other materials will typically still last upwards of 5 years and this could perfectly suit your purpose.
On the other hand, if a garden furniture set you’re looking at looks far cheaper than all the others you have seen, consider whether you’re actually getting a good deal. If something looks too cheap, then odds are it is using inferior materials – for rattan garden furniture this would mean the furniture uses steel frames as opposed to aluminium and PU rattan as opposed to a more durable PE rattan. Again, ensure you do your research and know what you are buying.
A good way to ensure quality is to look at the guarantees offered. If the furniture only comes with a 1-year guarantee it is likely to be of lesser quality materials. However, upwards of 3 years will guarantee long-lasting furniture that does not need to be replaced often. Remember, if you buy cheap you could have to buy twice, costing you more in the long run.
This doesn’t mean to say that all cheap garden furniture is of bad quality. There are plenty of ways to find a bargain on top quality furniture. Our tips and tricks include:
finding the right garden furniture
should take many factors into
consideration and not just the cost
Buying Out Of Season
When you purchase garden furniture out of season it will be much cheaper than buying in season. This may mean that there is a long wait time for when the furniture arrives but waiting for the bargain will be worth it.
Many people are put off from buying out of season because they worry about where to store the furniture but if you’re purchasing rattan garden furniture that is of good quality you can leave the furniture outside all year round.
Bank Holiday Sales And Offers
Look out for special offers and bank holiday sales throughout the year. Most garden centres and garden furniture retailers run special sales throughout the year, particularly on bank holidays or nationally celebrated discount days such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Ensure you look out for these deals where you may experience as much as 20% off.
If you have a local garden furniture showroom we recommend a visit, not only to get to see the furniture in person but possibly to bag a deal. Display models are often sold at heavily discounted prices. There may be a few scuffs or marks on these sets or they could be in perfectly good condition, the one thing that is important is that they will be of good quality.
If you need more advice or are looking for an item with a specific budget in mind, then please do not hesitate to contact us or visit us at one of our showrooms.