Chances are you have shopped at your local Ace Hardware store for your home improvement needs whether you live in an urban or suburban setting. After all there are thousands of independently owned franchised stores all over the U.S.A. to cater to a wide range of customer needs.
The company headquarters are presently located in Oak Brook, Illinois, and Ace Hardware is now over 80 years old. It was founded in 1924 by a small group of Chicago hardware store owners. They got together to facilitate buying in bulk for the lowest possible price. Today it is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the industry.
From these humble beginnings the company has gone on to over 4,600 franchised stores within the U.S. and 70 other countries.
Quality, Style, and Choices:
While many visit Ace hardware for paints, home improvement supplies, and advice, you can also shop there for outdoor and patio furniture. Do so especially if you are looking for budget friendly products for under $1000.
Ace Hardware stores carry a wide range of outdoor seating and dining furniture along with accessories for the patio, deck, backyard or poolside.
The quality is what you might expect for the price, and comparable to what you would find at other hardware stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot. But since Ace focuses on catering to the local clientele, you may find products more suited to your locale.
Styles range from traditional to leaning towards more contemporary. It is also possible to find a range of choices in color and materials such as wicker, wrought iron and wood.
Mix and match for best results, and additional coordinating pieces are also available should you need to expand.
What to Look For:
- Patio dining collections
- Bistro and bar sets
- Gliders and swings
- Outdoor seating and tables
- Lighting and garden accessories and decor
In addition to these categories, you will also be able to find patio furniture replacement parts, patio furniture cushions and covers, as well as umbrella bases. Also look for outdoor fireplaces, heaters and grills.
Outdoor Furniture Brands at Ace:
The outdoor furniture brands that you will find at Ace are budget friendly well known brands. Some of the better known names that you will find at Ace are Meadowcraft, Living Accents, and DC America.
Where to Buy:
While you can certainly head over to your local Ace Hardware store to purchase outdoor furniture, you can also buy it online. While home delivery is available, Ace Hardware can deliver specially marked items to your local store which helps save on shipping costs.