Sun loungers can be a wonderful addition to the deck and patio. There is nothing better than being able to kick back on a warm sunny day with a glass of iced and a good book. However, the key to being able to enjoy your sun lounger is choosing the right one for you and your family.
First, make sure your sun lounger is easy to set up. Some models arrive at your home completely unassembled and take several hours to put together. Other models require that you expend some effort to open and adjust them each time you want to use them.
Next, make sure you choose a model that is not easy to tip over. A well-built sun lounger is very safe and sturdy. However, if the base of the seat is narrow or if the sun lounger doesn’t have enough intermediate supports, it can tip over quite easily. This can be especially bad if you have small children.
If your sun lounger will be in a sunroom, you do not need to worry about whether the cushions are waterproof. However, loungers that will be used on patios and decks can be more trouble than fun if they do not have waterproof cushions. Sitting on a wet, mildewed cushion can be quite unpleasant.
Permanently upholstered sun loungers that are not waterproof are an even worse choice for unprotected garden areas. Constantly storing a lounger to keep it dry can be very frustrating, since you will have to get it out of storage and set it up each time you want to use it.
Now that you know what you don’t want in a sun lounger, it is time for you to decide what you do want. Do you like your best garden furniture to be just as plushy as your living room furniture or would you rather have simple, streamlined pieces?
If you want stylish wooden pieces with cushions upholstered in lovely fabrics, you can choose from a variety of sun loungers. Although the traditional teak wooden pieces are not very common, sun loungers in cedar or pressure treated wood are just as nice to look at when they are finished.
Do you prefer a lounger made of plastic? You will have functional, durable piece that is easy to clean and lightweight enough to move from place to place with ease.
For a long lasting lounger, consider a metal piece. These sun loungers have certainly evolved from the traditional chairs made with webbing on aluminum frames that you probably used when you were a child.
Finally, whichever type of sun lounger you choose, be sure to take some time to use your new garden furniture.