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A Guide to Outdoor Furniture During COVID

So you finally decided to update your back patio and realized it may not be as easy as you expected this year. Many places did not receive furniture stock for the season and there are increased lead times and production delays. What do you do? Mt. Lake is here to give you some helpful tips for buying furniture this season!

Have A Clear Picture

Figure out what the primary use of your outdoor space will be. Is it dining? Relaxing and lounging? Both? It’s important to know whether you’re looking for a six-seater dining set or an L-shaped sofa sectional with a coffee table. Take the time to browse furniture manufacturers local businesses carry so you can narrow down the type of furniture you’re looking for.

Wicker vs. Aluminum

Some of the most durable outdoor furniture materials include cast or extruded aluminum and outdoor wicker. The furniture industry has had decades to test and produce outdoor furniture that not only looks beautiful but is functional and durable. Deep seating sofa groups and dining sets can have both aluminum or wicker frames. 


How soon are you looking to have new furniture? Is this for a graduation or birthday party? Do you have all the time in the world and lead times won’t matter? This is one of the most important elements of choosing furniture this year. If you’re trying to plan an event and need furniture by a certain date, you may need to sacrifice some of your specifications to get an in-stock set of furniture on time. If you have time to wait, you will be able to customize your furniture order to your exact needs down to the detail of the arm on the chair. Lead times can be anywhere from 4-16 weeks, so be prepared to wait. 

Purchasing outdoor furniture in Bucks County should be an enjoyable experience. With the right company, you will be guided to the right style of furniture for you and given honest information about production and lead times. Stop into Mt. Lake Pool & Patio today to get started on creating your dream outdoor space!