The Restaurant Furniture Buying Guide: Table Options

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When you start a cafe or restaurant, or are simply looking to give an existing one a refresh, the furniture you choose can dictate the look, feel, comfort, and functionality of the space. Not only do you have all of this to consider, you always have to buy with durability and cost in mind; it’s the perfect balancing act. On top of this, you’ll need tables, chairs, accessories, and decor which all fit your space, aesthetic, and budget. 

To help you find the right restaurant furniture, we thought we would break down some of the different materials on offer, and why they may or may not suit your business needs. To keep things short and sweet, we will start with tables. You can read up on other other aspects of cafe and restaurant furniture in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on our blog.  

As you consider different table materials and options, make sure you keep these 5 tips in mind:

  1. The space and aesthetic of the environment that the furniture will go in.
  2. The maintenance requirements of the material.
  3. Is it dual purchase and/or suitable for both inside and outside environments?
  4. The ideal customer and what they look for.
  5. Make sure everything is commercial grade and comes with a warranty.

Let’s start with the table top.

 

Commercial Table Tops

When it comes to table tops, there’s lot of options on offer. Your choice of top can significantly alter the look and feel of the space, so it’s best to think about the overall feel before choosing your table. 

Aluminum

The most popular and practical choice for outdoor and fast food restaurants, aluminium tables are lightweight, cost effective and really easy to clean. 

Solid Wood

For indoor, fine dining and exclusive club settings, wood is a widely chosen table top option. It offers stylish looks, warmth and quality, however it also requires a much higher level of cleaning and maintenance in order to stay in good shape. 

Veneer

For the perks of wood without the rigorous cleaning? Veneer is your best option! 

It’s affordable, isn’t prone to warping or splitting like wood and is also more environmentally friendly. 

Laminate

If you want to avoid wood and aluminium, laminate is another good option. With antibacterial and flame resistant properties, they are a great choice for restaurant tables which attract a lot of traffic.

Got your table tops chosen? Let’s discuss the table base. 

 

Your shape and style of table top will obviously come into play when deciding on the base, however it always pays to understand all the options available to you so you can make the best decision. 

 

Commercial Table Bases.

The two things to consider when choosing a table base is style, material, and functionality. Will the tables be moved around a lot, for example for functions? This can impact the weight of the tables. Will they be used inside and outside? Depending on the weather where you’re located, this can limit the material you’ll need. 

Table bases come in several forms:

X-style base

This cross style top is better suited to square tables. These are often chosen as they offer functionality around multiple table settings, and larger groups. 

Disc style base

A circular ‘disc style’ base is most commonly used for round tables, for obvious reasons. Depending on the size of the table, this could limit the amount chairs can be pushed in which can impact the seating arrangement and capacity.

Extended style base

If you’d like extended or rectangular tables in your cafe or restaurant, you can utilise the support of an extended style table base. 

Once you’ve decided on your table base structure, you’ll have the options of 3 main types of material, being cast iron, aluminium, and stainless steel. Aluminium is the most popular due to its affordability, anti-rust qualities and lightweight frame. Cast Iron and stainless steel are both heavy and very sturdy, making them harder to move around when needed. Stainless steel also has a price tag which is typically 2-4 times that of aluminium, for a similar look and feel, which leaves it often overlooked.

 

The all in one solution: the Nardi Outdoor range

Another option, which is becoming more and more popular due to its durability, stylish looks, and affordable price, is the wide range of Nardi Outdoor furniture

The Nardi product range centred around high-quality polypropylene, a thermoplastic resin, due to its functionality, flexural strength and aesthetic. The product range covers a wide range of residential and commercial furniture needs, including dining furniture, garden settings, poolside lounges and a vast range of outdoor tables and chairs.

You can read more about how Nardi’s range of colourful products are changing the game in the indoor, outdoor and commercial furniture here.

 

While it may seem like a lot of choices for something as simple as restaurant tables, making the right choice from the beginning will save you a lot of stress, money and space configuration issues down the track. If you would like to discuss your restaurant, cafe or other commercial or residential furniture needs, our experienced team is always available to help. Contact us at our Noosa store on 07 5449 9336, our Warana store on 07 5493 4277 or through our website here.

 

Five Benefits of a stay-cation: Why you should holiday here this year! 

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Are you itching to get out of town? With restrictions finally lifting across Australia, it seems possible to plan a little getaway for yourself, your partner, your family or friends. And while you might want to get as far away as possible, we wanted to highlight the endless benefits of staying closer to home. 

 

You still have a holiday.

Having a getaway close to home doesn’t make it any less of a holiday. Live in Noosa? Head inland to a mountainside cabin in Maleny. Live in Caloundra? Swap Bulcock beach for the boutiques and style of Hastings street. We have so much diversity on the Sunshine Coast that you don’t have to travel far to change your surroundings and relax completely! 

 

There’s less travel time.

As we mentioned above, a stay-cation has the added benefit of reduced travel time. You can pack up your gear, throw it in the car with your friends or loved ones and be at your holiday spot in under an hour or two. Perfect! 

 

You’re supporting local business.

Now more than ever, we are all aware of the importance of supporting our local community. A stay-cation is a fantastic way to do this. You can support local accommodations, restaurants, shopping boutiques and more by spending your downtime in our local area. Much like buying souvenirs on holiday, you can source local goods for birthday and Christmas presents. People love locally sourced gifts much more than snowglobes from some destination, and the quality is vastly improved. Hey, maybe you could even try a cooking or pottery class in the area!  

Here’s just a few of our favourite resorts, cafes, and secret spots in the area…

Noosa Blue Resort: Hands down these guys have the most amazing rooftop apartments to enjoy some bubbly, watch the sunset and relax in your private rooftop spa. Is there anywhere else you’d want to be?! 

Netanya Noosa: Featuring their luxurious beachfront apartments, and surrounded by the best of Noosa cafes, restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping; Netanya Noosa is the perfect ‘holiday’ getaway. Our tip: Take advantage of their Bed & Breakfast or Romance & Relaxation packages for that extra special treatment! 

For something a little different, we whole-heartedly recommend a visit (and stay) at Habitat Noosa’s Everglades EcoCamp. Having undergone a recent revitalisation, the EcoCamp now offers onsite cabin, camping, motorhome and glamping accommodation, along with renovated amenities, activities, and even an onsite artisanal Brewery! 

 

It will save you money.

Yet another benefit of a local stay-cation is the money you get to keep in your pocket! Holidays are generally a money-draining affair. Staying locally means you’re saving on airfares, visas, insurance, etc. and also allows more of your family or friends to join in the fun. The convenience of travelling locally also allows you to take mini getaways more often, and have the budget to do so! If you want to keep your stay-cation extra frugal, you can always take your own food or go camping; there are so many options for a stay-cation that you wouldn’t have with overseas travel!

 

Exploring your own backyard

Lastly, a stay-cation gives you the best opportunity to explore the region you live in, or those surrounding it! From Noosa to the Maleny Hinterland, down to the stunning GlassHouse Mountains; there’s a lot of exploring to be done across the Sunshine Coast. You can explore waterfalls and rock pools, such as the stunning Gardener Falls, take a sunrise stroll (or scramble) up one of the Glass House Mountains, or explore the lush Noosa Everglades by kayak or boat. 

 

Here at Daydream Furniture, we love all things fun, furniture, exploring, entertaining, and most importantly, supporting our local Sunshine Coast community! So let’s stay and support local this holiday season, and explore our own backyard to its fullest! 

While you are exploring, make sure you pay a visit to our showrooms in Noosa or Warana and explore our wide range of quality furniture, homewares, accessories and more! 

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Keep Comfortable & Happy Working From Home: Design A Fresh-Air Outdoor Working Space

Working from home doesn’t need to mean being cooped up indoors. Create yourself a fresh-air office from the comfort of your own verandah or outdoor living space & keep comfortable while working from home. You’ll be surprised at how much your surroundings can impact your mood and emotions.

Sometimes a change of scenery and a breath of fresh air is all you need to reignite your brain & creativity for a productive day. Being outside can help promote a sense of calm & relaxation while providing some much needed space and clarity. 

According to the mental health organisation Talk Space, physical environments directly impact our psychological health, and adjusting your surroundings can dramatically improve your mental health. A study published in 2015 in Environmental Health Perspectives also found that fresher air in the office improved cognitives scores with those tested by 61%, strategy improved by up to 288% and information usage by up to 299%. So setting up a comfortable, fresh air & aesthetically pleasing workspace is almost a no-brainer. 

How to make your work from home space great

Choosing your space

If you have space both inside and outside, setting up both areas for comfort and productivity is ideal. The best indoor working space is one that is comfortable, spacious, uncluttered, quiet and free from distraction. Ensure you have a charging station, and add a pot plant on your desk for air clarity and a mood lift. Make sure you have plenty of light, with as much natural light as possible – selecting a space by the window is ideal.

The best outdoor working space should be all of these things and more. Select somewhere that you have a nice through breeze, shade from the sun and comfortable outdoor furniture to sit on. Ensure you have a nice table or bench to utilise as your desk space. If you have outdoor power supply and safe outdoor power cords nearby, these will help ensure you don’t get interrupted by a low battery. 

Designing your outdoor area

When designing your outdoor working space, the key thing is to ensure that your space is one that makes you feel relaxed & happy to be in. You want an outdoor area that promotes a sense of wellbeing and makes you feel happy and ready to tackle the work that needs to get done. Pick a design and style that complements your home’s interior décor and to your taste – you want to feel great when you walk into this space. 

The must-haves are a comfortable outdoor lounge or sofa and a coffee table, or an outdoor dining table and comfortable outdoor dining chairs. If you have the space, having both an outdoor dining setting & a daybed or sofa will mean you can move around within the space throughout the day.

Next you’ll want to add plenty of outdoor cushions. The icing on your happy & inviting outdoor space are some plant life, decor & accessories – maybe even an outdoor floor rug & a vase of flowers for your tabletop. 

For your outdoor furniture, your best choices are between aluminium, timber and wicker frames, but be sure to select the design and style that complements your home’s interior décor.

Inspiration & resources

If you’re struggling with motivation check out this guide on styling your balcony – with great tips on designing for a small space. You can also browse through our range of stylish & quality outdoor furniture at Daydream Leisure Furniture & find something that inspires you & matches your style. Check out our range of sofa settings & daybeds, tables & chairs as well as outdoor cushions, homewares & accessories – with outdoor furniture delivery available Australia-wide. 

Need help or have questions? Our team at Daydream Leisure Furniture are here to help. Get in touch with us today or check out this guide on choosing your outdoor furniture.

Why getting a picnic table for your workplace can improve your bottom line

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What do we want? Picnic tables in the workplace!  When do we want them? Now!

This chant might be a little excessive, and your employees may not be in the corridor reciting their demands. Still, we aren’t lying when we say that a picnic table could dramatically improve your workplace productivity and the overall well-being of your employees. Not convinced? Let me explain…

More and more companies are realising the benefits that a strong workplace culture can have to both productivity, standard or work and the attendance or health of their employees. While it’s understandable that when buying furniture for your office, an outdoor picnic table wasn’t on the list, we’re about to give you a few good reasons why it’s time to invest! 

Fresh air promotes productivity and creativity. 

It’s no secret that fresh air does wonders for the mind and body, and after long periods in an air-conditioned office – it’s something we all need. Occupational therapists and doctors agree; spending time outdoors during the workday improves productivity. Why mess with science?

Give your employees the perfect spot, where they can step outside, get some fresh and enjoy the sun while they have their lunch. Better yet, a quick coffee catchup with a client, or a morning meeting. This change of scenery and fresh air will have your employees moods up and creative juices flowing well into the morning. 

Best part? Picnic tables (we love this one) are comfortable to work at, and seat up to 6 people comfortably; so nobody needs to miss out! 

They bring the team together

Having a communal outdoor area promotes socialisation between teammates and colleagues, leading to improved working environments and confidence. Workplaces, especially in the corporate world, can come with added stress and competitiveness between workers. Allowing them to form relationships in a more social or relaxed environment will improve communication and teamwork in the boardroom, too!

Furthermore, an important aspect is the socialising between employees and management. Research has shown that if able to connect in a relaxing atmosphere, employees and their superior counterparts are more likely to adopt friendly relations that transfer to the workplace and reduce tensions from day to day. 

Employees and management are more apt to adopt friendly relations when they relax together, out-of-doors during break and mealtimes, reducing the potential for workplace tension and dramas when they go back inside to the daily grind.

Much like the traditional picnic table, the Kwila ‘Picnic Bench’ setting exudes calm, happy vibes no matter where it sits; so we think it would do wonders for your work environment! 

It’s an excellent recruitment perk.

Recruiting good staff is a tough job. These days, it can take more than a salary and position to impress a potential candidate. Corporate culture is high on the priority list, along with free parking, team lunches and more. Creating a fun and positive working environment promises happy staff and lower employee turnover. Win, win! A strong corporate culture, which obviously includes a lunch table in the fresh air, can give a position description a valuable point of difference. 

They are easy to look after

The last thing you want in the corporate world is to think about looking after furniture – we do enough of that at home. Fear not, however, as picnic tables are sturdy, low cost, and low maintenance—all of which saves on cleaning expenses and janitorial work. 

However you look at it, there’s so many reasons to invest in a sturdy, functional, and stylish picnic table for your employees to take a break from the grind and get a breath of fresh air.

 

Are you convinced? We sure are! And we have plenty of tables at our workplace! So, if you’re looking for a high-quality, affordable table to improve your workplace culture, productivity and aesthetics, come and see our team. We have expansive showrooms in both Noosa and Warana as well as a huge range of stock and information available through our website.

3 Cocktails for a Summer of Poolside Entertaining!

It’s time to get into the summer mode! Pool, beach, or even your backyard; there’s always time to sit back in the sun and relax with your favourite cocktail. Whether you have friends over for a backyard pool party, heading out to the local beach spot, or just relaxing in your outdoor oasis; here’s our take on the best poolside cocktails for this summer of entertaining, as well as a few key pieces to help set the scene!

A Refreshing and Easy White Wine Spritzer! 

With 3 simple (and cheap) ingredients, you can create the ultimate crisp, easy-drinking summer cocktail.  Nothing beats the first cold sip of a white wine spritzer. Cold, crisp, refreshing, and you won’t have a headache the next day. 

What you need: 

  • 3/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • Lemon rind for garnish
  • Ice

How to make it:

  1. Simply add wine to a tall wine glass semi-filled with ice (to your liking) and top with club soda. Twist lemon rind over glass and add. 

Our tip: Make it as cold as possible by putting your wine and soda in the freezer for 20-30 minutes before serving. Perfect!

Pair it with: Lay back on the luxurious Nardi ‘Alfa’ Sunlounge with this drink in hand, and keep cold refills close by with our stylish wine cooler, which has room for a few of your favourite wine bottles! If you’re socialising on the beach or out on the water, these wine glass stabilisers and an absolute lifesaver, too! 

 

Tequila Sunrise

Now, this is a fun and colourful cocktail that screams summer! Don’t let the word tequila scare you off, this treat is bold and sweet, yet refreshing and will keep you happy all afternoon! It’s also another simple one, with a few staple ingredients which are layered to create a stunning ‘sunset’ visual cocktail.

What you need:

  • 45 ml tequila
  • 90 ml orange juice
  • 15 ml grenadine
  • Ice
  • Optional: Orange slices or maraschino cherry to garnish

How to make it:

  1. Pour tequila and orange juice into a tall glass filled a quarter of the way with ice.
  2. Stir these two ingredients (only) to mix the tequila
  3. Slowly pour in grenadine. It will sink to the bottom, so do not stir the drink; otherwise your ‘sunrise’ will become a pink juice! 

Pair it with: You can’t have a tequila sunrise without a full beach theme (in our opinion). So, grab your turkish beach towel, one of these adorable beach umbrellas, and a few ‘Tropicana’ napkins; you’ll be the most vibrant person around (and with good reason). 

 

Mojito 

You really can’t go past the classic mojito during cocktail hour(s). With the delightful taste of mint, lime and sugar; it’s the perfect blend of sweet and sour. We envision all your close girlfriends, sitting by the pool or in the back garden, pretending its 1970 in sophisticated hats and striped bikinis.. (or is that just me?). 

 

What you need:

  • 90ml Bacardi or white rum
  • ½ a fresh lime
  • A handful of mint leaves (about 12) + a sprig for garnishing
  • A teaspoon of caster sugar
  • Soda water
  • Cubed or crushed ice (crushed really makes this cocktail)

How to make it: 

  1. Put the lime wedges and sugar into a tall glass. 
  2. Use a muddler (or the end of a rolling pin) to squish the ingredients together and release the juice of the lime. 
  3. Put the mint leaves on one hand and clap to release their aroma. Then use a spoon to push the mint down into the lime juice. 
  4. Half fill the glass with ice, pour in the white rum and stir the mix together until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Top up with crushed ice, a splash of soda water and garnish it with a sprig of mint

Our tip: Add some cold fresh blueberries into the glass before muddling for a fruity mojito twist! 

Pair it with: Create the ultimate garden party with this hyacinth white tray table, festive garden party jug, your favourite rug and a bunch of these NF Yellow Stripe Outdoor Cushions. Alternatively, you can opt for a full Nardi sofa setting and be ready to host your backyard cocktail-hour all year round.

Need help creating your ultimate backyard oasis? At Daydream Leisure Furniture, we know just what your space needs to become the ultimate spot for summer entertaining and poolside cocktails. You can shop the range online or visit us at our Warana or Noosa stores to see our outdoor dining, seating, poolside furniture and accessories, including our huge range of Italian Nardi Outdoor furniture.

 

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How the Nardi furniture range is a game-changer in outdoor furnishing

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The Nardi outdoor name is growing in popularity across Australia and the world. Why? Because it’s affordable, long-lasting, and oozes Italian style. The Nardi brand started in 1990 in Vicenza Italy, and after 29 years, the company is still distinguishing itself with high-quality materials and innovative designs that complement any space. 

The Nardi product range centred around high-quality polypropylene, a thermoplastic resin, due to its functionality, flexural strength and aesthetic. The product range covers a wide range of residential and commercial furniture needs, including dining furniture, garden settings, poolside lounges and a vast range of outdoor tables and chairs.

At Daydream Leisure Furniture, we stock an enormous range of outdoor furniture and accessories, including a high-quality range designed by us (you can read more about that here). And while the Nardi range is just one of our brands on offer, we think it deserves a shout-out as it’s the perfect blend of European style, functionality, and price. 

There are many reasons why Nardi Outdoor is growing in popularity and changing the game in the outdoor (and indoor) furniture industry, and here’s just a few of them..

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Collections to suit any taste or style

From bright blues and reds to subtle tan and blacks, you will find a colour that suits your area perfectly. Better still? The resin colours last forever, meaning after a summer of sun and a winter of rain and wind, your chairs will be vibrant and ready to handle the next entertainment season. One of our favourite things about Nardi? That you can mix and match the colours and make your setting pop. 

Nardi products are easy to clean & store

Thanks to its waterproof make, you can simply hose off the furniture and wipe them dry. Especially important for commercial areas, you need furniture that’s really easy to maintain and sturdy enough to handle both light and thorough cleaning. The functional design also makes stacking the Nardi chair range a breeze. Need to clear a space between seasons, or the daily pack-up of a cafe? Nardi is the perfect solution. Everything comes partly assembled and/or is stackable, making it both easy to transport and put together. 

It’s cost-effective

Considering the sturdy, long-lasting materials and smart designs, you would expect Nardi to have an expensive price tag attached; but it’s not the case. Nardi is affordable and comes in a mix and match format, so you can get precisely what you need for your space. Extendable tables? Check. Adjustable heights? Check. 

It’s tough and mould resistant

Although the Nardi range is both lightweight and flexible, the resin material is very tough, unlikely to shatter and will take significant damage before breaking. Nardi furniture withstands sun rays, humidity and saline environments; it’s extremely long-lasting. You can leave your furniture exposed to sunlight and water: Nardi’s resin loves them! Nardi’s top-quality resin is batch-dyed and anti-UV treated, meaning the product colours will remain perfectly bright and full, even if they are exposed to outdoor and saline environments for long periods.

Nardi’s material doesn’t absorb water like other plastics and materials, making it perfect for an outside year season after season. Thanks to its water resistance, it won’t mould or otherwise deteriorate in the presence of bacteria, mould or other elements.

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It comes with a 2-year warranty

You can rest assured that all Nardi products have a 2 Year Manufacturing Warranty for defects in materials made during production. This Manufacturing Warranty covers the replacement or repair of any product that has a defect caused by the manufacturing process, that is not the result of normal wear and tear, or a natural characteristic of the material used. 

Last but not least, (and a huge game changer in our opinion)..

Nardi products are 100% RECYCLABLE

Nardi ‘greenly’ manufacturers in the small town of Chiampo, Italy. Nardi uses advanced air injection moulding, which is a clean technology and produces zero emissions into the environment. This method consists of an injection of inert gas together with the plastic mass into the mould, creating a vacuum inside the plastic section. This tactic allows for less material use, making the product lighter while avoiding the formation of sink marks on the surface. 100% recyclable and ecologic, resin furniture can have a second life and become something totally different.

Ready to update your outdoor area? Make sure you consider Nardi. Perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining, as well as a relaxing poolside retreat; you can’t go past the cost-effective, long-lasting, and stylish range they offer. Come into Noosa or Warana Daydream Leisure Furniture store and see the range for yourself or shop it online today

Twenty Years of Daydreaming About Leisure Furniture

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For well over 30 years now, Daydream Leisure Furniture has been operating on the Sunshine Coast. But for the last 20 years, we have been at the helm of this successful outdoor furniture business, building a retail presence and brand that we are thrilled to call our own. Looking back, we have many fond memories to reminisce on, including the many challenges we have faced from the outset to turn Daydream Leisure Furniture into our ‘dream come true’. In 2017 we are proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary at Daydream Leisure Furniture!

Here is our story…

What would the 40 something Jason and Alana, tell the 20 something Jason and Alana? That is what we are asking ourselves as we celebrate and reflect this year on our 20 years in business at the wheel of our successful outdoor furniture business – Daydream Leisure Furniture. The answer? Whatever wisdoms of caution and calculation we could impart to ourselves 20 years ago wasn’t and shouldn’t have been heeded by a young couple full of ambition.

The hurdles and amount of blood, sweat, and tears which lay ahead of us then, have been navigated and replaced by new ones current and yet to be revealed. Together we agree, that the challenges we have faced and overcome, were the real reason for going into business 20 years ago. We wanted to challenge ourselves; it seems we must like the wind in our face.

Let’s précis the last 20 years – It was 1997 and Daydream Leisure Furniture had already been operating 12 years. While friends were packing their backpacks and travelling, we had other ideas. We found this small, tired, on the way out, outdoor furniture business. A remnant of the glory days of PVC tubular furniture. In real estate terms it would be euphemised as a RENOVATORS DREAM.

Up for the challenge, we were going to save this tired old business. The journey began with just the two of us, a little old showroom of 212 square meters, an old Subaru wagon with a rusty old trailer, and a mezzanine floor above the showroom where we had our very own ‘sweat shop’ that manufactured the PVC tubular furniture (and a fresh box of tissues each day for Alana, as she cried a lot).

Now 20 years later the PVC ovens and generic wholesale sourced product offering has been replaced with approximately 830 square meters of showroom, large warehouses to store in house designed and directly imported products. We now boast two showrooms – Warana and Noosa and a staff of 13. Our tired 1990 Subaru wagon has long since been retired and replaced with a fleet of three commercial vehicles; all kept busy delivering and servicing the Gold Coast to Hervey Bay and beyond. We are happy to say, Alana only cries every second day now.

There is no doubt that we have fostered a strong and loyal retail clientele.  But our commercial/resort focus is what sets us apart. There aren’t many resorts on the Sunshine Coast that don’t feature Daydream Leisure furniture.   In fact, along the East Coast of Australia right up to Port Douglas and down into central New South Wales you can lay by many a resort pool that Daydream Leisure Furniture has furnished. We have also supplied outdoor furniture overseas to establishments in Vanuatu, Bordeaux, Fiji, and beyond.

Being an independent, family owned business has given us the autonomy to make our own decisions and set upon exciting and fruitful new paths. As we reflect, we agree that possibly the biggest directional change was the decision in 2000 to leave the relative safety of a large wholesale sourced brand name and venture into importing our very own style, range, and branded product.

We are incredibly proud of the direction this decision has taken us. Now we confidently import directly from manufacturers around the globe. Although not without its challenges. Becoming direct importers has been the most rewarding step for us. Not only in the personal satisfaction of having our own product, but also in terms of the skills we have had to acquire to achieve this level of business.

Hard work and dedication are the backbone of any successful business. We can and do laugh about the tribulations of having a seven-day business for 20 years. Many late revelous Saturday nights have been spent with the knowledge that tomorrow was a work day. Many public holidays spent at the wheel. Our two teenage boys spent their infant years tucked under a counter in our showroom, but now enjoy the benefits of after school and weekend employment in the family business.

What has made it all worthwhile, is we have met and worked with many wonderful people, had the opportunity to travel, and have engaged in new skills and experiences as well as being able to give back to the community from which we take. We are happy to say that we still wake up everyday keen to get in and work on the next project. Who knows, maybe we have another 20 years in us.

Most people assume that the aim or function of our business is to make money, and indeed this is a necessary facet of it. But what has unfolded for us and is clear after all this time, is that it is the satisfaction, achievements, and challenges that has kept us going.

The advice we would like to give to the 20 something versions of ourselves going into business is; apart from the obvious advice of work hard, offer a good value for money product and/or excellent service. Our strongest message; make the focus on building something you are proud of, because it has your name on it. Daydream Leisure Furniture is our legacy, one we are proud to have our name on!

Fall in love with being outside again – fall in love with the legacy of Daydream Leisure Furniture, because we certainly have and hope to continue for many years to come. Contact our friendly team today and watch your outdoor dreams come to life.

 

Jason & Alana Condon

Proud Owners of Daydream Leisure Furniture.