5 Big Differences Between Good and Bad Quality Outdoor Furniture – 2020 Guide

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When moving to a new home or redecorating it is easy to dismiss the idea of buying new and high-quality outdoor furniture simply because it is too expensive. You just wasted tens of thousands of dollars for a new home, is it really worth investing a few thousand more just for comfortable outdoor chairs? Most will say that it is not worth it, but I will have to disagree. I think that a well-research investment in good quality furniture is a much better idea than going with the cheaper and worse quality.

However, I understand that my opinion is nowhere near convincing you. It is not supposed to be that easy. When it comes to money, especially after spending so much, it is smart to be careful about how you are going to spend your next few thousand dollars and I understand that too.

To help you understand why it is better to consider the more expensive investment, I decided to write this article and talk about the big differences between good and bad quality products (outdoor furniture). I hope that I will provide enough information to assist you in making the right decision.

1. It is more comfortable

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One of the main things you will have to acknowledge is the big difference in comfort. One product is going to be considerably more comfortable to sit on than some other. Obviously, the more expensive outdoor sofa will be the better option when it comes to comfort. Usually, expensive products are manufactured with materials of higher quality. It makes sense why they would provide better comfort.

Even if the worse quality sofa feels good to sit on at first, it will lose that luxury in a very short amount of time. It will feel good for the first few weeks, but once you start to use it regularly, that comfort will be lost. If you want your sofa to feel as best as possible for a long time, I suggest going with the more expensive choice.

2. Durability

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As I mentioned previously, this kind of investment in furniture could easily get up to a few thousands of dollars. In other words, it is a long-term purchase. You probably would not want to change your outdoor sofa again in a few years. It is not financially feasible.

However, if you buy bad quality furniture, you will probably have to replace it very soon. These cheaper products usually last no more than a year or two. Basically, you end up spending a lot more money in the long run.

This is why I believe that it is much better to spend a bit more money right now to get a higher quality product. Otherwise, you will need to spend a lot more in a few years.

Keep in mind, expensive products usually have a much longer warranty. So, if something unwanted does happen in the next few years, you will be eligible to return it.

3. Weight

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The idea of moving to a new home is always dreadful. But, it is dreadful mostly because you have to carry and move every single piece of furniture. And these pieces can be both heavy and unwieldy. Carrying a sofa over a set of stairs and through doorways is never pleasant.

However, some furniture can be very easy to carry. Why is that? Well, that is most probably because of the lower quality materials used. For example, a cheap side table will be made out of plywood and will be held together by staples. An expensive one on the other hand will be made out of much heavier and more reliable materials. This is why it is always much better to buy a concrete outdoor table or one made out of proper wood and not plywood, suggests remarkablefurniture.com.au

That extra weight might not seem like an advantage when you are moving, but it definitely is a benefit in the long run.

4. Aesthetics

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Above, I mostly focused on certain practical points, but we cannot forget about the visual appearance of outdoor furniture. We cannot forget the fact that you will be seeing these products every day for the next few days. It makes sense to choose something that looks more aesthetically pleasing. You should pick something that will combine properly with your backyard styling and the design of your patio.

Making the right combination of colors and styles is never easy considering how many different choices are on the market. However, if you sort only through the more expensive and higher quality options, you will probably have a much easier time making a decision.

Why? Well, most of the time, those expensive products will be more aesthetically pleasing. Companies that try to save as much money on manufacturing will not spend any effort on the design of the product. Of course, there will always be some exceptions, but most of the time this is true.

So, if you are the type of person that follows a certain design pattern and style, I heavily recommend avoiding cheap furniture no matter how much it is going to hurt your wallet. If you cannot afford the outdoor furniture right now, do not rush it. Be patient, save some money, and then make the purchase.

5. Maintenance

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It is normal to expect your indoor or outdoor furniture to last for at least a few years. These kinds of products should and are usually made to last long. But, some pieces of furniture may require more care and maintenance. Those that do not provide that kind of care and maintenance end up throwing away their chairs, sofas, etc.

However, if you invest your money in the right place, you might not have to worry about any kind of maintenance. These higher-quality products are so well-made they do not require any kind of special care. If you do not have a lot of free time to worry about maintenance, you should be prepared to spend a bit of extra money.

As you can see, there are a lot of very obvious and apparent differences between good and bad quality furniture. I hope that this article has cleared some things up for you.

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