The Cost of Patio and Garden Furniture has Significantly Increased

The Cost of Patio and Garden Furniture has Significantly Increased

Outdoor space is an extension of the home. As outdoor living becomes more popular, customers are purchasing quality, stylish products for these spaces that are both functional and comfortable, and the U.S. is the leading consumer of patio furniture in North America, says Future Marketing Insights. Per the Change in Producer Price Index graph above, the increase began in September 2019, climbing 10% by September 2021 and then galloping to a total increase of 30% by July 2022. Delays and demand are expected to continue into 2023, according to the Associated Press, which means you can expect the cost to continue its upward trend. Meanwhile, consumers can score deals with secondhand patio items found at thrift stores and sold online by individuals. But if used furniture isn’t your thing, Outdoor Living News suggests being flexible with your taste when it comes to brand new items in stock by accepting less desirable styles or colors and asking if you can purchase the floor model.

If you can find a showroom with patio furniture available, you might want to buy it before it’s sold to someone else. But if you can wait, there are additional ways to save, including buying during seasonal and holiday sales. Patio Furniture advises looking for discounted items on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents Day for the most guaranteed deals.

Dr Heidi Parkes

By Dr Heidi Parkes

Senior Information Extension Officer QLD Dept of Agriculture & Fisheries.