Cast Aluminium Advice – Buy A Cheap Patio Set, Buy Twice
One of the major discount supermarkets recently promoted a new budget patio set. Since I don’t want to get into trouble, I won’t mention the name. What annoyed me, even more, was that the line was also mentioned in a leading home and garden style magazine. This was bad cast aluminium advice. The article stated that your garden can be transformed with this budget metal patio set.
To me it sounded like a big brand’s paid public relation puff piece, however, that makes me seem a bit bitter. Transforming your garden on a budget sounds like a great idea and I have no problem with that. I would even go as far as to say that the promoted budget aluminium patio set will look great when you first put it in your garden or on your patio.
I know most people are working with a budget. But, I have purchased cheap metal garden furniture a while back and I have always regretted that purchase. It boils down to you get what you pay for, if you buy cheap, you buy twice (at least).
Cast Aluminium Advice – Buy The Best Patio Set In Your Budget
The cheap furniture will look great for a few summers, but know it is not made to last. Furthermore, it definitely isn’t made to be comfortable all day long.
The said metal patio set looks very similar to a metal sofa set I bought about 6 years ago. It didn’t last very long and the cushions were uncomfortable. You lasted a maximum of 15 minutes in it before it became unbearable.
My suggestion would be to get the best quality aluminium patio furniture for your budget. I would even hold off and add to the budget before buying a cheap metal set.
Classically styled pieces made from strong, sturdy materials are the best option. They will definitely last more than a summer or two if you specify cast aluminium.
Ergonomically designed chairs made for all-day comfort is also a must.
If you have a tight budget, I would even go for a quality up-cycle set over a cheap patio set. Get a quality used set and refurbish it. My cast aluminium advice is buy better quality and buy smaller if you have to!
Cast Aluminium Advice – Shop Smarter
Another option is to spread out the cost, buy pieces one at a time and not all in one shot. Purchase an aluminium bench first. Next a matching metal garden table and later on add patio chairs.
The disadvantage of this is that the line might be discontinued. If so, contact the supplier directly to see if they have extras in stock. If the set was a bestseller, you can guarantee it will be around for a while.
Keep an eye out for sales at the end of seasons, bank holiday, summer and flash sales. There will be plenty of chances to get quality cast aluminium furniture pieces at a bargain price.