Whether an apartment dweller seeking a small three-piece set for balcony relaxation and entertaining or a home owner on a fixed budget needing extra space filled, patio furniture sets under $300.00 are available in a variety of designs, quality, prices and styles.
The risk of investing little to get a lot is part of the challenge of finding just the right set. It is possible to get the maximum dollar value with some sets customers have found “do the job” for surprisingly high quality out door function and appearance.
Some features to keep in mind when purchasing are easy assembly, weight for both transporting and shipping as well as durability. For a range of attractiveness, storage capacity, price and weather resistance, five well-liked patio sets under $300 stand out.
Best All Weather Outdoor Chair Set
The amply supplied Keter 3-Piece Rio Patio Set, a 4-star rating average by 101 reviewers, with its ready-to-assemble, molded rattan design boasts durability. Made of polypropylene resin for weather resistance and rust-proof metal legs, this bistro set is low maintenance.
A little higher than a beach chair and tilted for comfort, the chairs offer relaxation while dressing up a patio in the relaxed look of real rattan, which is less durable than this set’s molded plastic. Economical, this bistro patio set takes little space at 30.5 x 29.9 x 21.3. Its versatile deep brown matches most outdoor furniture. It even comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Though some reviewers commented the seats get hot in the summer, most favored the comfort, style and assembly ease. Many found the set a good deal for the money. Some reservations, however, include the supporting weight of only up to 250 pounds and some assembly challenges getting parts to fit. The set weighs 35 pounds and ships quickly as stock appears plentiful.
Top Cheap Outdoor Furniture Set
For a more basic design to match any patio, Outdoor Interiors’ Eucalyptus 3-Piece Square Outdoor Bistro Furniture Set with Cushions, comes fully assembled in plantation eucalyptus, a hardwood meant to last.
A prominent feature of this set is easy storage as each item folds up, and its elegant wood maintained by manufacturer’s recommendation with linseed or teak oil once a year and at initial use is credited with its well-appreciated attractiveness.
Highly rated at 4.5 stars, reviewers noted the lightweight comfort and durability of this compact set with a spacious square table that sits at elbow height between the two chairs, especially convenient and decorative for apartment balconies. Other noted benefits are ease of assembly and responsive customer service from the manufacturer.
Best Traditional Patio Bar Furniture
Next, complimenting any poolside deck or patio, the 3-Piece Outdoor Bistro Set Bar Height in black by Millswood Home Goods, sports a classic style made of wrought iron finished in a black powder coat.
The stools and matching table strike a traditional look with checkerboard woven pattern on the seats and chair backs topped with scroll work for a sharp, clean look and foot rests for added comfort. As the seats are wrought iron, cushions might provide added comfort.
Free shipping is offered from many suppliers of this set and though assembly is required, reviewers who rated this set with 4 stars found assembly easy. This classic set will last both in style and functionality.
Best Rustproof Bistro Set
Also calculated to last, Oakland’s Mississippi Cast Aluminum 3-Piece Bistro Set with 26 inch table in Verdi Grey, adorns any lawn, patio or balcony spot with ornate Southern lace style accents and is designed to withstand weather wear.
Made from rust-proof cast aluminum with brass, galvanized or stainless steel assembly components, this set has attractive rounded back arm-less chairs, slightly reclined for comfort with matching circular table, elbow height, adorned with lacy curved table legs for fade proof and rust proof elegant flourishes to patio, deck or balcony settings. One reviewer remarked the chairs’ sturdiness, though the table appears less stable for lawns.
Best Retro Patio Furniture Set
To accommodate larger guest lists, Crosley’s 4-Piece Metal Griffith Outdoor Conversation Seating Set in Grasshopper Green and White Finish provides any outdoor party with classic style.
In its nostalgic design reminiscent of backyard parties growing up, this set is made for filling up larger spaces with backyard practical convenience. Made of metal, with four wide seats, the set is clearly made to last and seat any guest.
It is easy to assemble, though it does contain more items with four chairs, each component arriving in its separate box. The small table poised to sit amid the chairs can house a few drinks and snacks but not much more. The set is featured in a backyard lawn setting with the table adorned by a small vase taking up most of its center.
Common to all sets is free shipping to Amazon Prime customers or direct from certain suppliers. Depending on storage, placement or entertainment requirements, patio furniture sets reasonably priced can be found to suit most budgetary and lifestyle specifications.
Drawbacks of this range include color choice and chair weight allowance limitations. And while more expensive sets provide sturdier construction and longer weather resistance, less expensive sets may be purchased in quantity to fill more space and accommodate larger guest lists.
In any patio furniture in this price range, the object is to get the most bang for the buck, which these five 4-star and above sets supply.