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Choose garden furniture sets 'to reflect your lifestyle'

11/10/2010 Homeowners should design their outdoor space and choose their garden furniture to reflect their lifestyle, it has been suggested.

Emma Cann, writing for, explained that a garden can really become an extension of the indoor living space if designed properly.

The key, Ms Cann suggested, is making a decision about how the space will be used before heading out to by a garden furniture set, which, if cared for properly, will last a number of years.

Garden furniture sets should ideally be placed indoors during the winter months to protect them from moisture, if possible, she explained.

However, Ms Cann added that there are products available to extend the life of a hard wood garden furniture set, such as "teak oil, varnish or paint".

"All wooden furniture, fencing and sheds will require a coat of protective paint each year to maximise their life," she added.

If you're going to be keeping your hard wood garden furniture set outdoors this winter, make sure it's properly insured. A recent survey from More Than found that some £4 billion of outdoor furniture will be uninsured over the coming months.  ADNFCR-3488-ID-800108981-ADNFCR

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