The professionals at Landwork Contractors have been providing premium landscape design services in the Westchester and Putnam County areas for over 17 years. We love helping our friends and neighbors find the perfect fit for their outdoor spaces. One of the most overlooked and most important parts of designing the perfect patio is choosing furniture you love.
Choosing the Right Materials and Design Techniques
Picking the right material is an important part of getting the perfect fit for your patio furniture. Take a quick look at this break down of the best materials to choose from.
Wood- Wooden furniture costs a bit more at first and will need to be painted and sealed periodically, but it will last a lot longer. The look and durability of wood often far outweigh the costs. However, you can avoid some of these costs by choosing denser woods like teak, northern white oak, and eucalyptus.
- Design Techniques- Wood is a beautiful compliment to natural stone pavers and shabby chic designs. Our team of expert masons can help you create the perfect outdoor getaway, just check out these gorgeous Unilock natural stone designs.
Metal- Metal is a less expensive option for outdoor furniture and is quickly rising in popularity. Both aluminum and steel metal furniture is durable, sturdy, and versatile. Aluminum is a lighter weight and needs less maintenance than steel options. Steel, while sturdier and heavier, needs to have a routine coating with a protective powder finish to avoid rust. HO
- Design Techniques- Metal works well with pool patios and outdoor spaces near water. It is durable, easily cleaned and maintained and isn’t easily damaged by all those splashes and wet towels. Metal furniture also offers a lot of different design options at different price points.
Plastic- A lot has changed over the years, plastic can now be chic. That’s right, while there are many flimsy plastic furniture options out there, there are also very affordable and elegant looking plastic outdoor furniture that is also sturdy. Plastic furniture doesn’t require constant care and can be easily cleaned.
- Design Techniques- Due to the incredible versatility of styles, plastic patio furniture can match any design. You could have a wood grained design table and chairs made from recycled bottles or a sleek metal look that won’t peel or fade.
Regardless of which material you choose, the design options for your outdoor retreat are endless. Let the experts at Landwork Contractors help you craft that perfect outdoor space for you and your family. Call us today at 914-479-2537 or schedule an appointment online. We can’t wait to turn your backyard into a private paradise.