It’s springtime in Victoria, and that means we’re all going to start spending a lot more time on our patios for the next six or seven months! Your outdoor space becomes an extended living space during these months. This is where your family and friends will likely gather several times a week, so it’s definitely worth investing in some good quality patio furniture that you’re going to love using. At Capital Iron, we have everything you need when it comes to patio furniture and outdoor accessories. We’re happy to answer all your questions and help you choose the right patio furniture for your home. However, here are a few things to think about before heading out to the store.
How Much Space Do You Have?
Measure your patio or outdoor space before you start shopping. It’s hard to know by looking at something if it’ll fit. Coming in with measurements of your area will allow us to help you devise a layout that fits everything and provides enough space to walk through comfortably.
You’ll also want to make sure you can maximize your space effectively. If you’ll only have a few people using the area on a regular basis, it’s not as important. But if you have a large family or plan to have extended family or friends over often, you’ll need to make sure to look for some creative seating ideas. You want to ensure there’s enough space for both people and storage.
What Kind of Materials Will You Need?
You can make your outdoor space look like an extended version of your kitchen or any other part of your home you want. Or you can do something completely different with your patio! Go splashy and bold with the fabrics in your outdoor space, or keep it more subdued.
You’ll also want to make sure the furniture you choose is comfortable! Gone are the days when patio furniture meant only sticky plastic chairs. These days you have a variety of options available to you.
In addition to what appeals to you and what’s comfortable, you’ll want to think about what will work best with the conditions in your yard. If you have a covered area, it may matter a little less, but if it’s regularly exposed to the elements, you’ll want something able to withstand that.
What’s Your Budget?
It’s easy to get carried away with planning your outdoor space, but it’s not just space you need to think about. Generally, there are budget considerations as well. Have a ballpark idea of what you want to spend before you head out to the store.
Luckily, there’s now a large variety of options for patio furniture and other outdoor accessories at most price points.
Come See Us at Capital Iron!
Capital Iron is proud to have one of the largest showrooms on Vancouver Island for patio furniture! We carry a variety of popular brands that are durable and stylish. And if you’re looking to spruce up your outdoor space even more, we can help you find the perfect BBQ (or even whole outdoor kitchen), plan out a beautiful garden and more. Come on down to one of our local stores, with our largest selection at our Downtown Victoria location. Our friendly experts in the store can help you choose the right patio furniture for your space and budget.