Guest Blogger #463, Entry #1089, April 12, 2012
Summer is the season to fire up the barbeque and get the most out of al fresco dining while you can! But before you get the sausages on the coals you have to think about the surroundings and if people would really want to visit your garden no matter how juicy the steak.
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Assess your outdoor furniture needs
First things first, do you have enough room for all your guests to sit and eat? If all you have is a simple tête-à-tête you might want to re-think your garden furniture. Remember, high quality outdoor furniture is always the most cost effective in the long run. Have a good look around all the stores you can and don’t just settle for your run of the mill outdoor shops, there can be many hidden gems on other online stores, bridgman.co.uk for example have some superior quality furniture for sale.
The likes of some of the Bridgman furniture is bang on trend for the up and coming sizzle season with many ranges featuring natural rattan weaves. If your rattan weave is of a high quality it can last for years in all climates our country has to throw at it. You can normally tell how much faith the company has in its product by the years of guarantee you get with your purchase.
If it does get a little cooler why not enjoy the sun’s rays through the roof of your conservatory or porch? There are no guarantees in the British summer time as we all know, so perhaps there are some times where you might prefer a sub-al fresco experience. There are a lot of bargains out there for high quality conservatory furniture, but the same rules apply with conservatory furniture as with its outdoor counterpart, in terms of longitude.
Image via: Bridgman
You may be even more eager to update the furnishings in your conservatory than you would be for that outside the back door. One’s home has, for a long time been an extension and expression of one’s personality and as the conservatory is more part of the home than the garden is, it might take more updating than the garden. Remember interior design trends are much faster moving and discerning than that of patio furniture.
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