Choosing Rattan Furniture With Style
Choosing rattan furniture can be a time consuming exercise.
The outdoor furnishings which you select for your deck area need to be welcoming, relaxing, and to project an image of elegance and charm.
Whether you are eating or relaxing on the deck or patio, rattan style of furniture looks great. However, how do you select the appropriate design that looks good in your setting and are made to last?
Synthetic or Natural Rattan Furniture
Rattan garden furniture can either be made from natural rattan, one of over 600 species of tropical palms or from synthetic fibres. As a result, many people have difficulties deciding between the two options.
The reason synthetic rattan is produced is that natural rattan furniture does not always stand up particularly well to the climate of New Zealand and can be affected by mould if it becomes wet too often.
Synthetic rattan is usually resistant to the elements and more suitable for outdoor use in New Zealand.
Synthetic rattan is lighter and stronger than natural rattan. It is also extremely flexible and can be woven into an infinite range of shapes.
Some types of polyethylene weave are also resistant to ultraviolet light so they will not fade. For New Zealand conditions this is the type weave you need.
It is generally agreed that natural materials reflect a special sense of warmth that simply is not there in man made materials no matter how much they resemble the original. However, when it comes to rattan, it is hard to tell the difference between natural and synthetic version. Additionally, there is no difference between natural and synthetic rattan when it comes to comfort.
If you do prefer natural rattan you can make it more weatherproof by applying a coat of water sealant or lacquer.
Window Styles For Your Renovation | New Build
Window styles help to define the style of your house whether it is a traditional villa or modern.
When you a planning your renovation or new build, there is a good range of residential window styles available to suit any functional and personal design style choice.
In addition to hinged, sliding or louvre styles, you can choose to install a skylight to increase natural light into your home.
When you start planning for your windows, you will notice that there are many different types of windows to choose from.
One of the most essential purposes of a window is to let ventilation and movement of fresh air in and out of your rooms. Windows are also one of the best ways to bring the outdoors in, flood the space with natural light and they help you connect with your exterior home for safety and security.
Deciding which type of window suits your needs will help determine the type of window to be installed.
- Review different window styles – Window and door suppliers offer a wide variety of options. Make the time to visit at least two showrooms and review the window styles on offer.
- Choose windows that complement your interior as well as your exterior design.
- Determine the orientation of the sun.
- Selecting the right window for the amount of ventilation needed.
- Choose windows that reflect your home’s architectural style
- Decide what purpose your windows will serve?
When you call Style Plus | Renovations, you will talk to the people who run the family owned and operated company. We usually suggest a free design consult, in which we will talk to you about your requirements.
Style Plus | Renovations North Shore, Auckland can help you plan and select the best window styles options for your home renovation or new build – – Jan Antoni Glinkowski (Project Manager – Style Plus | Renovations North Shore Auckland)