Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Lounge Chair

Relaxing in the sun is especially enjoyable when you’ve relaxing in a lounge chair.

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If you consider your options carefully, your next lounge chair may become your favorite place to relax.Pexels/Atrem Beliaikin

Ready to elevate your outdoor experience at home? Then it’s time to get yourself a lounge chair. A lounger is the ultimate addition to your patio and can take your relaxing to you a whole new level. Imagine sitting on your lounge chair, cocktail in hand, and getting a great tan. Hard to beat that, isn’t it? To help, here are a few things to keep in mind as you look for your next favorite place to relax.

Weather

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Whether your weather is hot or cold factors in to the type of lounge chair you need.Best Choice Product

Do you live in a place where it’s hot and dry most of the time? Or do you live somewhere that is near an ocean and more wet? Do you live somewhere where rain and/or snow are a regular occurrence? These are all questions you need to answer. If you live somewhere that is hot and dry, you may want to stay away from wood lounge chairs, as they will likely crack. If you live somewhere where storms make a regular appearance, you want something more heavy-duty that won’t blow away in the wind. If you have especially sunny weather, consider a lounger with a built-in shade cover over the headrest.

Space

Christopher Knight Home Lakeport Outdoor Adjustable Chaise Lounge Chair
Before you buy, consider how much space you have for your loungers?Christopher Knight Home

Before you start shopping for your lounge chair, take the time to measure the space in which you’re looking to put it. Know how big of a space you’re working with, and what size of lounge chair will work best in that amount of space. Make sure your measurements account for extra space around the chairs so there is plenty of room to walk around comfortably without having to hop over furniture.

Material

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Make sure your lounge chairs are constructed to handle the rigors of a life outside.Best Choice Products

The material you choose for your lounge chair has to do more than just look good (though there is no denying that is important). To choose the material that is best for you, think about three things: the amount of maintenance required to keep the chair in good shape, what it looks like, and how weather will affect the material over time. For example, lounge chairs made of materials like aluminum require minimal care and last a long time. However, they may not look as stylish to the eye as other options.

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