Your patio or backyard is like an outdoor living room in the summer. It is where you entertain and relax. You want your outdoor living space to be as nice and comfortable as your living room. You have spent lots of time and money to find the perfect patio furniture and accessories to design your patio. To keep it looking fresh and clean you will want to protect the pieces with patio covers when not in use.
You should buy high quality patio furniture covers that will last for a long time and protect your furniture from the elements. You can find covers in many shape and styles. There are designer covers available to fit with your décor. That way even when your furniture is covered it will look beautiful.
Your patio furniture is a great accessory to your outdoor living space and is also very functional. It will be used for a variety of different things, including sun bathing and barbequing. Patio furniture covers help to preserve the life of your furniture. If you use covers you won’t have to replace your furniture every year, which would be very expensive.
Patio covers which are custom made to fit your style and size of furniture are the best investments. If you buy ones that are inexpensive and flimsy they will not protect your furniture. If they do not fit securely, the cover can actually do more damage than having your furniture uncovered. Loose fitting covers can flap against your furniture causing the paint to chip or damage the teak wood.
You want to purchase patio furniture covers that are made of high quality durable material. You also want covers that give your furniture UV protection for the harsh sun. Your covers also should be treated with a water repellent to keep rain off of your patio furniture frames and cushions.
An important outdoor item that you should cover when not in use is your barbeque grill. Your grill needs protection from the elements just like your outdoor furniture does. You can find quality made covers that will fit your type of grill. Grills can be very expensive and if you do not protect them they will have to be replaced often. On the other hand if you use a grill cover your barbeque will last a long time.
The cushions on your patio furniture will need to be cleaned periodically even when you use a cover on them. Most cushions have covers that can be taken off and machine washed or taken to dry cleaners. Check the tag on the cushions to see what the recommended washing instructions are. You can also fill a bucket with warm water and add a few drops of soap. Then you can use a sponge to clean the cushions and let dry in the sun.
You can have your outdoor furniture looking new and fresh for a long time if you take care of it properly. You can clean and keep it covered when not in use to keep it attractive for years to come.