When it comes to picking patio furniture, there are several things to consider. First: what is the size of your yard? How many people do you plan to entertain? What other themes or décor do you already have going on? There are questions of aesthetics and functions to consider when choosing your furniture. To make the decision easier on you, we have scoured high and low for the nicest looking and most durable sets out there. We have also taken into consideration the value of your hard-earned dollar and have found some beautiful sets that are at reasonable price points.
Today we review the GoPlus four-piece black rattan set. Rattan is a synthetic material with a weave similar to wicker, only it is thicker. We prefer rattan to wicker because it is far more durable, stretches and conforms to the human body, and is much more comfortable to sit in. The last point is especially important, because we like to host a lot of backyard parties, and we’ve found that the most important thing is making guests comfortable. There is nothing worse than visiting your friend and having to endure their dreaded patio furniture. Wicker causes splinters, it snaps and breaks, and metal furniture is just plain cruel! Rattan is flexible but sturdy enough to support you. The frame of this set is composed of durable steel, but cushions are included, and with them, you don’t feel a thing.
The rattan is black, and the cushions are white. This stark contrast is very haute in contemporary design, adding a super sleek and sophisticated touch to any yard or party setting. It looks especially striking if you have any black accents on your home, such as window shutters, eavestroughs, or roofing. The cushions themselves are removable so you can take them inside when it rains. What’s more is the rattan is very comfortable to sit upon even without cushions. Taking care of the cushions will keep their colour, shape, and comfort for years to come. This four-piece set is ideal for the porch, backyard, poolside, or garden! It comes with a double sofa, two single sofas, and a table. The double sofa fits two people with lots of room to move, while the singles of course fit one person each. The weight capacity per piece is 300 pounds, so most people can sit quite comfortably in the seats! The chairs are extra wide for added comfort and lounging. The table is also black rattan, with a tempered glass top.
There is some assembly required, but have no fear! All hardware and instructions are of course included. The sides, backs, and seats will need to be put together. Each piece has its own set of screws attached, including pictures of the pairing furniture. We found it best to lay out all of the pieces first, to figure out where everything goes, before delving into assembly. This will save you some time. In addition, we recommend that you put the screws in loosely, and make sure all pieces line up perfectly before tightening.
The box of pieces weighs about 80 pounds, so upon arrival you may need the delivery driver to help carry it to the backyard. However, once the pieces are assembled, the furniture is rather lightweight and easy to move around. It is not uncommon for folks to rearrange their yards several times before finding the perfect layout. As well, the lightweight nature makes it easy to move the pieces into a shed or garage come wintertime. It is very important to winterize your backyard and cover or move patio furniture into shelter. Due to the steel composition of the frame, it may be prone to rust if left out all year round. Not only does this cause disintegration of the frame, but can also lead to major, irreversible staining on your patio. Rust is not a good look for a patio; don’t make yourself look a fool.
Altogether, this four-piece backyard set sells for around $225, a wicked deal for such high quality furniture. Typically, this kind of set sells for a lot more. Rattan has proved to stand the test of time, making this an investment in outdoor lounging and enjoyment for years to come. It is a classy, expensive-looking patio set. The four-piece rattan set by GoPlus will bring instant chic charm, perfect for sitting around and enjoying conversation by some twinkle lights or chiminea fire. It will comfortably seat four people. Its black and white contrast will be a sharp addition to your patio or porch, or wherever you choose to put it. It is compact enough to fit smaller yards, but spacious enough to bring luxury to your outdoor time. The rattan is extremely easy to clean, and can hold up to rain quite well.