How To Choose my Patio Sectional Sofa?
- July 19, 2018
There are many places that you can purchase an outdoor sectional sofa in Vancouver. But you aren’t sure what to look for? Hence, you need help ensuring that you pick the perfect patio sofa for you and your family. Here are some of the things you should think about before you start shopping. Photo shown is our famous Kitsilano set.
Are you decorating and furnishing your patio from scratch? Or are adding items to an existing patio design? If you are building from scratch, measure the space and have an idea of what your dream space would look like. Next, if you are adding to an existing design, you need precise measurements of available deck space.
Choosing A Frame
One of your first choices is picking a material for the outdoor sectional sofa frame. Obviously, one of the biggest concerns in picking a frame is the weather. Outdoor sectional sofa frames come in a variety of materials. To begin with, there is aluminum, stainless steel, wicker resin and wood. Teak wood will stand up to the weather elements. Aluminum frames won’t rust, so if you’re in a wet climate like Vancouver, this is important. Plastic wicker resins can dry out and crack in areas of extreme heat. Stainless Steel finishes can corrode depending on the grade of steel and proximity to salt water.
Before you pick a fabric for your outdoor sectional sofa, remember to buy something with a weather reliable fabric. A brand such as Sunbrella, won’t fade, and is also mildew and mold resistant. In addition to Sunbrella, marine grade fabrics tend to be the most durable. However, they are limited in design colors and choices.
In addition to knowing what the total dimensions of the area you have available, you have to consider both the normal amount of people who are in your backyard and also any potential amount of additional people you could need seating for. One great thing about an outdoor sectional sofa is you can add and subtract (and store) pieces when and if you need them.