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Myriad Garden Bench Options

Garden benches are made out of many different materials. Therefore, homeowners should carefully consider the construction they would like in their yards before purchasing a garden bench. Although wood benches add elegance to one’s landscape, they may not last as long as metal, stone, or concrete structures. Concrete garden benches may not have the pleasing aesthetic appeal that hardwoods do but they are durable and relatively impervious to the outdoor elements. Meanwhile, marble and stone benches are attractive but can be costly and difficult to move. Lightweight metal benches or those constructed from wrought iron are often an excellent compromise. Portable garden benches made from both metal and wood are also a good choice.

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Homeowners should also consider the style of their garden before adding any new piece of furniture to it. A formal garden design would look especially nice with a carved marble or stone garden bench. Those with informal designs in their  yard might prefer a brightly painted  or naturally shaped wooden bench. In areas where space is at a premium, garden benches that are shaped to fit around trees may prove especially useful.

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Of course, those seeking to update the appearance of their yards will definitely need to consider their budget before making any purchases. Another important factor in deciding on garden benches is the weight of said furniture piece. A number of local retailers will send out professionals to assist in unloading and placing the piece, but homeowners who decide their garden bench is in a bad location will have to move it on their own. Selecting a reasonably lightweight garden bench means that it can be moved around to suit a homeowner’s fancy or in order to adapt to changing home décor styles.

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