Common Types of Outdoor Furniture in Singapore
Outdoor furniture is a special type of furniture designed specifically for use in balconies, gardens. These are generally areas that are not inside the house where we are used to seeing it. Since they are used outside, they must be made of different materials than normal furniture because of different factors like weather, animals, and reckless people as well. The materials help them become durable, comfortable, and reliable all at once. Some examples of this furniture common in Singapore include;
Outdoor lounge benches and chairs
Probably the most common outdoor furniture, there are many different types of outdoor chairs and benches. Most are either wooden or plastic considering many factors. Others are made of special wood like teak or rattan which is a special type of palm tree, which are flexible, do not soak in water, and are hardwood so cannot be easily damaged. As for those made of plastic, it is normally mostly chairs, not benches. These materials are not easily affected by rain or heat from the sun, therefore, making them most suitable to be used for that purpose.
Swings and Hammocks
These are very popular outdoor furniture in Singapore especially because of its good weather in places such as Singapore. This is because with a good breeze they can be very comfy and relaxing. Swings are commonly found in parks but you can have your own in the backyard for the kids or even the grown-ups. The best hammocks are those with temporary changeable canvas because this makes it easier to clean them when they get dirty. The major disadvantage of these types of furniture is they require a good chunk of space.
A dining set consisting of a table and around six chairs is perfect for lunch outside on a sunny day, probably under a big umbrella. With this, you could include storage just around it to make it easier to access plates, cups, and other kitchen equipment. All the furniture could be made of wood or plastic, but you could mix it up and have a wooden table and plastic chairs or vice versa.
Guide to buying the best outdoor furniture
Considering the examples of outdoor furniture in Singapore above, there are a few factors to consider before acquiring your set. They include:
The price of outdoor furniture varies depending on what you want to get, but most go for quite a price but they are worth it. Chairs are the most common so they are relatively cheaper but the unique furniture like swings and hammocks could go for heavier prices. So depending on the reason why you want to buy the furniture, the price is very important.
We know that the furniture comes in different shapes and sizes. Having considered the price, it is obvious that the bigger the furniture the more it costs. Some outdoor furniture requires more space than others. For instance, a hammock requires more space on a balcony than a chair or sofa. So it is safe to consider how much space you have before purchasing your desired furniture.
Lastly, the furniture requires to be well maintained by regularly cleaning and ensuring they are regularly checked for any damage. Also, the weather of the area you are in Singapore should influence your decision. We can all get comfortable outside with the right outdoor furniture.