As one of the premier home builders in Texas, Landon Homes takes pride in creating better built, affordable green homes that bring joy to families for generations to come. One of the more popular features of every Landon home is the patio. When it comes to choosing patio furniture, you have to keep in mind the weather extremes that take place in the Dallas area. Here are a few tips for selecting outdoor furniture that will be fabulous and functional in your new home:
Dallas residents know that if they don’t like the weather, it’s bound to change soon. One minute you can be sweltering in the hot Texas sun, or getting drenched in a sudden shower. Even though you can go inside to get out of the elements, your patio furniture doesn’t have that luxury. The good news is that you can find patio furniture made from materials that will stand up to Dallas extremes.
One of the more popular choices for outdoor furniture is resin, a cheaper type of plastic. It can be molded to resemble wicker or wood, is weather-resistant and remains cool to the touch during the summer heat. One downside is that as a manufactured material, it’s made from chemicals.
If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly type of furniture, wood is definitely the way to go. However, iron tends to last longer, and is less affected by wind due to its weight. The trouble with iron is that it gets hot to the touch during the summer, and doesn’t weather the rain as well, since it tends to rust and corrode.
When it comes to style and function, it’s only natural that your patio furniture should look appealing and make you and your guests comfortable. Look for chairs that are a good height and weight, with cushions that fit well and have enough padding. A patio umbrella is helpful to create some shade during the summer months. Just make sure it can withstand the Texas wind.
Once you settle on a type of outdoor furniture, it’s time to decorate your patio with accessories like pillows. Color choices are almost endless, but while shopping it’s a good idea to look for materials that are treated, or can be treated with water and stain repellant.
Now that you have a patio that fits your décor, you can fire up the grill and enjoy the outdoors with family and friends all summer long.
When you’re evaluating home builders in Texas for your new home, the Landon name should be at the top of your list. For more than two decades, the Landon name has been synonymous with uncompromising quality, commitment to customer satisfaction, and exemplary value. The visionary builder offers exceptional homes throughout Little Elm, Plano, Frisco and McKinney that respect both the environment and your budget. Our homes are better built by design, so they deliver lasting value and quality to every buyer. Visit the Landon Homes website to learn how you can become our next proud homeowner.