The great outdoors!

IF you ask anyone who is a full-time resident here in Tenerife, or has just come over for the winter months, why they choose Tenerife, the number-one reason will be the climate!

We all love the sun, and are trying to escape the grey skies of Britain, or anywhere else in Europe. Not so long ago, I had friends over from the UK,   and, as we were sitting in my garden, they said how lucky I was to be able to sit and eat outside, at any time of the year.

As I have lived here for most of my life, I hadn’t really given this much thought until then, and realised that maybe this was something I took for granted. Whatever outside space you have, it is often where most of your time is spent, when at home, so your exterior furniture is just as important as the interior.

Comfort and durability are the main point which you need to bear in mind, when looking for outside furniture. As with most things, with the good also comes the bad, and the sunshine is no exception. In my experience, it doesn’t matter how much you spend, or what material you choose for your furniture, it needs to be looked after, to some degree.

Wood will require a lot of TLC, and, at least twice a year, treating with a good, teak oil. Allow it to soak in, including the areas of the wood you can’t see, as well as those you can. If you don’t, it will shrink and crack, and, in no time at all, will look very sorry for itself.

Rattan tends to be a lot more durable, and less maintenance. Be sure it is of a UV-protected variety, and, if you have your property empty some part of the year, covers are advised, when not being used.

At Muebles Chic, we are getting ready for spring, and have had many new ranges of different outside furniture, new in this week. We are also reducing old stock. Pop in and see us, or check out our website


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