Outdoor vs. Indoor furniture: Why you need separate furniture sets for your backyard
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Backyards, patios, and outdoor dining areas are a welcome addition to any new home with great nature views or a nice spot to get fresh air. However, some have made the mistake of treating their patios the same way as their living rooms or indoor dining areas. The truth is that furniture left outdoors has its own set of challenges, most notably rain, sunlight, insects, and microorganisms. Most standard sets of furniture are not built to withstand these conditions. That’s why outdoor furniture was created.
Outdoor furniture is built to be resistant to weather, water, pests, and other nature-related problems. Many pieces of outdoor furniture are also built from synthetic materials that are sturdier and more resistant to cracks, breaks, and other damage than natural materials such as wood. There are also varying designs for outdoor furniture, as some might be done in an angular, modern style while others replicate the ancient design technique of wicker weaving with new materials such as synthetic resin.
The alternative to getting a set of outdoor furniture is waterproofing and doing some extra maintenance on your traditional indoor furniture to make it better suited for the outdoors. Of course, this will take more work and extra materials on your part. Purchasing a set of outdoor furniture is the easiest, most convenient way to deal with the challenges of nature affecting your furniture.