With beautiful weather most of the year, it is no secret why people move to Arizona: for the ability to spend so much time outdoors. Arizona homeowners take advantage of their outdoor spaces, using them all year-round. That’s why adding an outdoor living spaces just as desirable as amenities inside your home. Gone are the days of the modest patio furniture; homeowners are now seeking a more luxurious outdoor living hub complete with cozy furniture and grand outdoor dining spaces.
Hamid Salari, the owner and creative designer of the Valley’s custom outdoor furniture manufacturer CC Patio LLC, outlines the three most important things to consider when choosing outdoor furniture in Arizona.
First and foremost is quality. With the extreme weather we have in Arizona from the heat reaching to 120 degrees to monsoon season with extreme rain, dust and wind, the materials used in the construction of the furniture have to be able to survive all the elements and the test of time. In our research for the best materials suited for Arizona weather, we have narrowed down to the following elements:
● Sturdy frames, made out of steel or thick aluminum, double powder coated with Cardinals powder coat paint for protection;
● High-quality, durable, fade-resistant outdoor fabric, such as Sunbrella, that offers endless variety of different colors and patterns;
● Fade- and scratch-resistant hard surface such as DEKTON by Cosentino, for dining table tops, coffee and side tables;
● For those of you who love the warmth of wood and must have it, we recommend using the lowest maintenance wood, such as IPE, also known as Ironwood. In
Arizona sun, this type of wood can last the longest, however we still recommend placing wood furniture in full or partial shade.
The second, most important thing is the size of the furniture. If you are getting the quality furniture as we detailed above, it’s not going to come cheap. Even though you will save money in the long run, the initial investment will be substantial, so with that in mind, you want to make sure that what you are getting is just the right size, can fit all your family and guests while fitting your space perfectly as well, because you will be using it for many years to come.
Last but not least, functionality. Get the furniture that you will actually use and enjoy and not just be something pretty to fill up the space. Most of your time spent on the patio will be relaxing, so make it comfortable! Consider how long you’ll be sitting in your chair, sofa or benches. If you plan on hosting an all-day event or holding night-long celebration, you definitely want to purchase furniture with high-quality and comfortable cushioned seating. If possible, definitely sit
in the chair before you make a purchase decision. CC Patio has a state-of-the-art showroom where you can compare and contrast the comfort of different cushion styles and firmness side-by-side.
At CC Patio, we pride ourselves on providing you with outstanding service and the highest quality custom outdoor furniture using only the materials mentioned above to fit your space perfectly. In order to do that, we offer all of our clients, regardless of the size of their project, if it’s commercial or residential, complimentary on site consultation followed with design renderings and proposal prior to any purchase or commitment. Our goal is to make the highest quality furniture that fits your space perfectly while capturing your desired style with fishes that can last a lifetime.