Entertaining in your Garden

At Horkans we believe your garden should be an extension of your home. Creating a beautiful outdoor living space that suits your own personal lifestyle will involve thinking about how you wish to make the most of your garden. Having the right furniture will help you to relax in perfect comfort. Whether you enjoy grabbing some quiet time to chill by yourself or entertaining with family, friends or neighbours it is important to create a setting you will always cherish.

Choosing the right garden furniture can be daunting with the wide variety to choose from so here are some useful tips to help you make the right decisions:-

1. Decide how you want to make the most of your outdoor space
If you are most likely to be eating and entertaining you will need to think about dining table and chairs, barbeques, chimineas, firepits and lighting. Alternatively you might be more likely to relax by enjoying a good book and a morning cup of coffee and will need to consider sun loungers, hammocks and small bistro sets. You may need to have a more versatile outdoor space that incorporates relaxing in splendid isolation, entertaining friends and family on occasions and has something for children to enjoy so think about swing seats and picnic benches.

So decide what furniture you might need and make your list.

2. How much space have you really got?
Sometimes when we are in a store we see a piece of furniture we love, the impulse takes us and we make a purchase. However, when the much anticipated delivery arrives it is too big or sometimes too small!

With every furniture purchase it is vital you know the measurements of the space you have available. We highly recommend you measure up before you purchase and bring your measurements and a tape measure to the store!

3. Buying Garden Furniture
When you are buying garden furniture, choose materials, fabrics and styles that match with your personality and taste.

At Horkans we stock an extensive range of quality outdoor garden furniture including garden benches, swing seats, sun loungers, picnic benches, garden furniture sets, tables, chairs, cushions & umbrellas to suit all tastes and family sizes.

We have a wide range of sets made from different materials including wooden, rattan, wicker, cast aluminium, ceramic & metal frames furniture. Our quality garden furniture is hardwearing, very durable and long lasting ideal for the Irish weather. All Alexander Rose Furniture is made from sustainably-harvested timber, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Our Cast Aluminium furniture range is made from top quality cast aluminium and is highly durable and rust proof.

4. Storage
Most types of garden furniture will need to be stored away during the autumn and winter seasons to prolong the life of the furniture. If your space is limited, look for garden furniture that will fold flat or can be taken apart. Alternatively go for furniture that is made from material such as metal that can be left outside all year round.

5. Caring For Garden Furniture
You need to take into account how to preserve your garden furniture to keep them looking pristine. Each material requires a different level of care to help prolong their lifespan. Garden furniture has to withstand alot of hardship. It is also a focal point of your garden or patio and needs to look well in the long term. Invest in the best quality you can in order to benefit from more durable, comfortable and stylish garden furniture.

All our furniture sets come with a warranty – just see our individual sets for more details. We can deliver anywhere in Ireland, direct to your door.

Just pop into your local store and we will be delighted to discuss your personal requirements and help you select the best furniture to make the most of your garden and the perfect setting to relax and enjoy!

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