Shopping for outdoor teak furniture can be a bit overwhelming. There are many different ways to furnish your outdoor space – from dining tables to benches to comfortable sofas. Also, as we’ve discussed before, all outdoor teak furniture products are not created equally. It can be difficult to distinguish quality, grade A teak from lower grade items.
For more help on learning about what to look for from a raw materials and manufacturing perspective – visit our previous posting: How to Distinguish Quality Outdoor Teak Furniture
Think before you shop for 2016 Outdoor Teak Furniture
Before you hit the stores or the internet for your 2016 outdoor teak furniture, here are some things to take into consideration:
- Know your measurements. This sound obvious, but many shoppers get so excited to get shopping; they don’t take the time to measure their space. But this is vital. You don’t want to fall in love with a table and realize it’s too big or small for your space, or spend time considering other items that won’t fit properly.
- Think hard about how you’ll use your space. Do you like to have lots of dinner parties? Prefer to relax with a good book? Want to get a tan? There are excellent outdoor teak furniture options for all these, but you should have an idea of how you’ll use the space before you start shopping.
- Consider multiple uses. Maybe you can use a slightly smaller dining table on one side and leave space for a conversation area on the other side of your space. The possibilities are endless.
- Do you really need that huge table? Sure, you have the annual 4th of July party and the family reunion at your place every year. But the rest of the time that big table may just be in the way. In this case, teak extension tables are a great option. Teak Extension Tables provide flexibility for your outdoor space. Of course, you may want that big table anyway. More parties!
- Allow 2’ on each side of the dining tables for chairs. Think you have room for that 6’ round table? Well, you’ll need to allow 2’ on both sides for the chairs, so you’re really talking about 10’ around. Will that be too tight?
- Don’t forget about the spaces between things. Looking at an outdoor teak sofa and coffee table. You’ll want to leave 18-24” between the sofa and table. Make sure this won’t crowd your pathways.
With a little planning and thought, you should be able to find the right 2016 outdoor teak furniture for you space. And then, you get to relax and enjoy.
Read our other blogs and visit our teak furniture website to learn why teak from Thailand is the best and how not all teak furniture is created equally.
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