If your patio furniture is looking worn, faded, or just plain outdated, one option to spruce things up is to get a whole new set of furniture. But if you like the furniture you already have and don’t want to throw it all out, you have a couple other options. You can keep the furniture frames and get new patio cushions, or you can keep the frames and just re-cover the patio chair cushions. Both of these options give you a nearly new look, and save you money at the same time.
If you want to go with the least expensive option and re-cover your cushions, the first thing you need to do is to take a look at the condition of the inside of the cushions. If the padding or foam on the inside is in good shape, then new covers will work well. However, if the inside foam is broken down, moldy, or just not in good shape, the cushions are not worth keeping and need to be replaced.
Whether you choose to replace or re-cover your patio cushions, there are a couple of things you need to do. First, measure your old cushions so that you know what size of new cushions or covers you need to look for. Then, head down to your local lawn and garden store or go on the internet to find a style and pattern that you like that also meets your measurements.
Price needs to play a big role in this process. Because there are so many types of cushions out there, there are so many prices as well. You should find a set that meet your budget and match your style. But the end result is that you will still save a substantial amount of money over replacing the entire piece of furniture.
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