Unfortunately these days, lots of metal garden furniture retailers choose to sell mass produced patio sets of inferior quality. You can get them cheaply, but you might end up with a table and chairs that look poor and wobbly from the beginning. While many people wouldn’t dream of this kind of thing inside their homes, they’re not as fussy when it comes to their outdoor spaces.

This is a real shame. Firstly, it’s a false economy; buying cheap, poorer quality furniture will end up costing more in the long run as it will need replacing more often. Secondly, you’d get so much more out of your garden if it was furnished and adorned to the same kind of standard that you enjoy inside your house.

Consider looking a little harder to find a specialist retailer. Choose a company that produce their own metal garden furniture. Buying direct from a reputable manufacturer means better quality, longer warranties, flexibility, made to order products and bespoke options.
Here are just a few reasons why you may want to consider buying bespoke.

Get the Right Size

If you’ve got an awkward shaped patio or perhaps need to seat more than the standard 4/6 people a bespoke table is the best solution. Be it long, round, oval, hexagonal, it can be made to your exact specifications.

Match any Style

You may be bored of the standard black or grey metal garden furniture that’s readily available. A retailer of bespoke furniture will be able to cater to any style requirements you have. If you want a pastel pink finish for your fantasy garden or an antique bronze for a luxurious outdoor space, you may be in luck.

Have an Input

Buying a made-to-order piece means you might be able to have input into the actual design. Some specialist retailers will offer customisable design options, finishes and colours. It may even be possible to request that a certain motif is incorporated, such as vine leaf or fleur-de-lis.

Own Something Unique

Rather than buying something that thousands of other people already own, consider the benefits of a unique piece. The new supermarket special offer may seem appealing but consider how depressing it is that millions of the same come off the production lines and are shipped to hundreds of thousands of homes throughout the UK. Treat yourself to something special, that you can treasure for years and even hand-down to your children. It will be worth it.

Make a Saving

You’ll be surprised at how little a bespoke set could actually cost. If you choose a UK producer, you’re buying direct from the manufacturer and cutting out the middle-man.

Buy a Base Only

A bespoke metal garden furniture retailer will offer you the option of buying the base only. This will open you up to a range of possibilities. Commission a bespoke table top to be made by a local artist or why not design and make something yourself?

Get Creative

For all you craft-lovers out there; buying a base-only gives you the opportunity to create your own table top. An easy DIY project; where you can use a variety of materials and colours. Broken tiles, glass, mirrors, bottle tops, sea-shells can be used to create your master-piece.

If you’re in the market for a new metal garden furniture set; rather than a make-do piece from China that’s owned by thousands of others throughout the country, choose something unique, that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Author's Bio: 

+Avi Reisman works on the design team at Metal Design Furniture Ltd. Avi's articles on Interior Design, Landscaping, Metal Garden Furniture and wrought iron are a must read for anyone considering investing in a feature piece of metal furniture for their home. Follow on Twitter @metal_furniture

Metal Design Furniture Ltd, based in London, produce quality metal furniture; using a merger of advanced robotic technology with traditional handicraft. The result is high-end, exquisite metal furniture that will stand the test of time. Furniture is all manufactured in Europe, and they retail their furniture all across the UK. Far from being mass produced, many of their products have handcrafted details and finishes. In fact, you can customise every piece online before buying with options of colours, sizes and styles. For more articles and information visit the blog.