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Why Is Outdoor Furniture Getting So Popular?

A type of WoodOnSteel furniture more and more clients are requesting are pieces made for the outdoors. Wood, when treated and protected, is more than able to stand up to the elements. But why are we getting so many requests for this type of furniture? What’s driving so many people to get outdoor furniture?

The quick answer would be because we’re sick of being stuck indoors. The pandemic has given a lot of people the urge to make the most out of the spaces they have. But this trend towards outdoor furniture started well before 2020!


There Are More Furniture Options For The Outdoors Than Ever Before

One reason why outdoor furniture is only getting more popular is that people can get what they want, rather than having to settle or not buy it at all. Consumers have many more options from which to choose, and they don’t have to be happy with ugly wicker or uncomfortable metal.

Whereas it used to be Muskoka chairs or slender bistro sets, now, customers can find outdoor sectional couches, reclining benches, and even daybeds!


It’s A Simple Way To Improve A Backyard

Landscaping and gardens can make a good backyard great, but many homeowners don’t have the time, money, or skills to keep these up. However, outdoor furniture can bring new levels of comfort and function to your outside area, and properly caring for outdoor furniture is much simpler than properly caring for a rose bush (though it’s not an either/or scenario!).

If you’re looking to make a backyard feel more like an extension of your home, add a spacious outdoor table, some comfortable chairs, and an umbrella. Three simple things can completely transform how you see and experience your backyard. It may even become your favorite “room” in the house! 


It Makes Enjoying The Outdoors So Much Easier!

Here in Canada, we have to make the most out of the beautiful weather we get. The cold, inclement weather can keep us indoors – or, if you’re a winter sports enthusiast objecting to that sentiment, off the patio. Even if you’re into skiing or long winter walks, simply sitting outside with your winter wear still isn’t a popular pastime! 

Getting more out of your backyard space is maybe the biggest reason why more homeowners are investing in durable, weather-resistant outdoor furniture. Whether it’s a massive patio table, a garden bench, or even an outdoor bar top, outdoor furniture lets you make the most of our area’s warm weather.


Remember: High-Quality Outdoor Furniture Is An Investment!

The furniture you use to decorate and enjoy the outdoors isn’t just furniture – it’s an investment that will pay off for years to come. Outdoor furniture can last as last over 15 years, depending on the material and how well you care for it. Properly-protected hardwood, for example, will last for a very long time, and this furniture will be weather-resistant. Outdoor furniture made using real wood harvested from local trees will only need proper storage and cleaning to stay looking great for decades, even when exposed to the elements.

If you’re planning to add some outdoor furniture this spring, we recommend making a list and prioritizing the necessities. Once you have ideas in mind, the best way to maximize the space you have is with custom furniture. Come to the WoodOnSteel studio with your ideas and we can handle the rest!


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