Every spring we all get our homes, outdoor spaces, and our minds ready for summer and its hot days and warm nights that we will enjoy while being outside with our families and friends. For most of us, it is then–and only then–that we give thought to the furniture that will make up our outdoor entertaining spaces. There’s something about preparing for what’s right around the corner that kicks most of us into high gear to get stuff down and create the spaces that we will enjoy throughout the season. However, the time to really start preparing for next summer is actually right now, at the beginning of fall.
One of the many things that my grandmother instilled in me growing up, and then repeatedly harped on when I moved out on my own, and is still reminding me of today, is that after a season is over, it’s imperative to put things away “the right way” so you’re fully prepared and put-together for next year. If you put up a Christmas tree, would you just ball up the strings of lights and shove your ornaments into a big box when you took it down, giving yourself one gigantic mess to sort through next holiday season? Of course not! The same applies to when you are putting away your summer gear and furniture at the end of the season. It’s easy to just throw everything into the shed or garage and deal with it next summer; that is, until next summer arrives and you dig up a huge mess you have to sort through. That is not only frustrating, but it is also a complete waste of time. If this is your yearly routine, it’s also likely that you won’t see chipped paint, cracks, or breaks in your outdoor furniture until the following year, when the quote to repair them or the price of new outdoor furniture is at its highest.
When a lot of people see that their outdoor furniture is starting to break down, they simply get rid of it without seeing the potential it has left. This is unfortunate, especially when you start to think about the millions of pounds of furniture that ends up in landfills. In order to waste less and save money, you should definitely consider restoring the furniture you already have. Even if you’re in the mood for a completely different atmosphere in your outdoor space, when you get your furniture restored correctly, it can be made to look different and exciting, bringing a whole new look to your space.
If you have old furniture that is in need of new life, and happen to live in the Southern California area, check out Patio Guys, a highly qualified and trained group of technicians who restore outdoor furniture. With over 30 years of experience with people just like you, as well as commercial customers, they take pride in returning old, worn out furniture to its original glory using environmentally-friendly products like powder coat paint and doing right by the environment by recycling the materials they use.
The process in which Patio Guys restores furniture is really quite interesting, and they are very thorough in the job they do. Before the restoration process begins, they sandblast off old paint, repair cracks and broken welds, inspect for any corrosion, and repair broken glides. After, they replace the glides, provide new straps and other furniture adornments, and repaint with protective powder coat paint, which is backed by a 5-year warranty.
So much money can be saved by having old furniture restored instead of buying new, and keeping old furniture out of landfills, especially if they can still be used by someone, is incredibly important. If you’re looking for a highly qualified company to take on your old furniture for restoration, give Patio Guys a call–they pick up and deliver!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Patio Guys. Incentive was provided to me, and opinions are my own.
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