Boston area outdoor furniture experts and owners of Dartmouth Casual Furniture offer 5 suggestions for people who want to invest in luxury patio furniture that will last for years.
Online PR News – 17-May-2011 – – South Dartmouth, MA – As summer approaches, people start planning to furnish their outdoor living areas. But there’s more to buying luxury outdoor furniture than choosing a few seating pieces and a table. Andre and Nancy Pimentel – Boston area experts and owners of Dartmouth Casual Furniture (http://DartmouthCasualFurniture.com) -- have 5 suggestions for people who want to invest in furniture that will last for years.
“The opportunity to create luxurious outdoor living areas has never been greater. High-end manufacturers offer choice from intimate teak and wicker chat groups, to sectional seating and banquet-sized dining sets for up to 12 people,” said Nancy. She offers the following tips for shoppers who want to invest in high-end outdoor furniture:
1. Choose materials that fit the outdoor living area’s exposure and uses. If the furniture will be totally exposed to the weather or next to a busy pool area, consider cast aluminum or synthetic wicker patio sets. Covered patios, decks or porches that offer some shelter from rain and direct sun are good places for teak or natural wicker outdoor furniture.
2 Consider how the casual furniture will be used. Don’t buy a small-scale wicker table and matching chairs for entertaining groups of 8 or 10 friends on a regular basis. Depending on the available space, 2 dining tables or one large table that seat 10 to 12 people would be better choices.
3. Don’t rush while shopping. When making an investment in quality patio furniture, it’s worth taking the time to lie down on the teak chaise to see if it’s wide enough and if the cushions are comfortable. Sit in the wicker armchairs for a while to see if they’re high, low enough or just right.
4. Stick with established brands like Gloster, Kingsley Bate, Lloyd Flanders, Telescope other quality outdoor patio furniture manufacturers that have a proven track record over several years. Fine teak and wicker furniture that is well-cared-for can last more than a few generations.
5. Work with a professional dealer who has an exchange policy. The best outdoor furniture stores will accommodate customers who change their minds. A fine furniture retailer will work with customers until they are completely satisfied.
“A big part of our service is helping customers figure out what they want,” added Andre. “Many come into the store and are overwhelmed by the size and selection if they don’t know exactly what they’re looking for. It’s really quite a process to narrow it down to help them find the styles, the sizes, the fabric, and the whole look they’re trying to accomplish.”
Dartmouth Casual Furniture has been owned and operated by the Pimentel family since 1951. Andre and Nancy added high-end outdoor furniture like Lloyd Flanders, Kingsley Bates, Gloster, Telescope and others in 1995. Shoppers come from Rhode Island, New Hampshire and other areas in Massachusetts to furnish their patios, decks and porches.
For more information about quality patio furniture, visit http://DartmouthCasualFurniture.com. To arrange for interviews, contact Andre Pimentel at 508-999-6775 or andre@DartmouthCasualFurniture.com.