Buying guide

At Siesta Group we understand that furniture is an investment. It is an extension of your Home and Garden in Spain – integral in family meals, party gatherings and relaxation time. Whatever size, shape or style you desire, our buying guides should help you make that decision a little bit easier.

How much space do I have?

Always measure your lounge, garden, patio, or balcony accurately to ensure that there is enough room for the furniture. When considering a rattan table and chair set, make sure you allow at least 60cm clearance on each chair in order to sit comfortably and still have enough room to move around it.

What is the furniture going to be used for?

Do you plan to host catered soirees and seat guests at a patio dining set with dining table and comfortable chairs ? Or do you just want to hang out with friends on a big comfy couch and lounge chairs with a coffee table for games and snacks? Perhaps you simply want to enjoy the sun on a leisurely warm Summer’s day on a chaise lounge with a cool drink by your side. Whatever the purpose, it’s a good idea to begin your planning with a list of what you want to do. Think about what pieces of furniture might be needed and how many people you want to accommodate.

What kind of budget do I have?

Once you’ve determined what pieces you need, the right materials and comfort level, you have to ask yourself a serious question – how much can or do you want to invest in your outdoor furniture set? High-end patio furniture is expensive, but you generally get what you pay for. Patio furniture can command a higher price tag than similar indoor pieces, because it has to withstand the elements and accommodate rougher usage. Typically, the materials are stronger, more fade-resistant and better able to repel water than less expensive alternatives. There is nothing wrong with buying a low-cost set. Just know that they will probably fade or break down after a Summer or two. You might save money initially, but replacement costs add up over time, and you could end up spending more in the long run.

Does the furniture look the same in reality?

Wherever possible it is always recommended that you view the garden furniture in store to ensure the colour is what you want, the fabric of cushions is acceptable and that the furniture is comfortable to you. Knowing the details doesn’t necessarily mean you can accurately gauge the comfort without actually sitting in it. Low seating or reclined cushions may also be difficult to get up from and make it difficult for taller or older people. It may help to read reviews of customers who have purchased the same product.

How long will the furniture last?

If you do careful research and take your time evaluating patio furniture options, you should still not forget to protect it. Even if you buy the highest quality furnishings, exposure to the elements can degrade them and shorten their lifespan. We recommend that you invest in protective covers or think about how to keep them safe from inclement weather or when they are not in use during the off-season. If you have a shed, garage or simply an undercover area it would be beneficial to move the furniture here.