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Tips for Creating a Great Outdoor Dining Area

Last updated 6 years ago

There’s nothing like eating in the open air to bring out the flavors of your meal. Whether you’re celebrating a special holiday or simply enjoying the summer warmth, outdoor dining areas provide perks that traditional indoor dining rooms cannot. If you’re interested in establishing your own outdoor dining area, consider these tips:

  • Location – It is important to determine where a dining area in your backyard will not only look good but also serve its purpose best. Some factors you may want to consider are where the sunlight hits, privacy preferences, wind patterns, and noise levels in different parts of your yard.
  • Building – Depending on the style you’re going after, you’ll need to settle on a building process that will facilitate your preferences. Picnic table or courtyard style dining areas are relatively simple design projects, whereas patio decks will take more construction and planning.
  • Furniture – To ensure that your outdoor furniture will endure hot or rainy days, make sure to purchase weather-resistant pieces. If you plan on using your outdoor dining set often, look for furniture that is durable and easy to maintain.
  • Lighting – Explore your outdoor lighting options for when the sun sets. Anything from fun torches to elegant string lights around a tree can brighten up the mood. Consider a fire pit or stone fireplace to create an impressive outdoor dining and entertainment space.
  • Pests – No matter how beautiful your outdoor dining set looks, being bombarded with insects can ruin the mood of your dining experience. Make the most of your new dining area with insect repellant candles, sprays, or lanterns.

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