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Designing the Perfect Outdoor Dining Area

Whether you’ve moved into a new home or have lived there for a long time, having a great outdoor space is a must. Ideally, space is made to easily pivot from entertainment to relaxing. You won’t host bbq parties with friends or family picnics all the time, oftentimes you’ll go outside to read or play with the kids. Keep reading for some great tips for designing the perfect outdoor dining area.

Tables and Chairs

If you live in a warmer climate and have the option to dine outside most of the year, lucky you! For smaller families, a square patio table is an excellent option. It is space-efficient if you want to get the most out of your deck or green space. Additionally, this dining room table is made from recycled materials so it can stay outdoors year after year with minimal damage. 

Are you looking for an earthier appearance? Teak is a popular choice, even though it comes with some more maintenance requirements to keep it looking great. This 9 Piece Teak Dining Set is perfect for big families or if you need to entertain large groups. The rectangle shape ensures that everyone at the table is never too far away to keep the conversation going. Are you limited to outdoor space? This set folds up for easy storage when you’re not using it. 

Outdoor Decorations

Decorative signs add a touch of flair, personality, and humor to your patio. Hang them from the side of the house if that is an option for you. Many people also add them to sheds, stick them in the garden, or lean them on outdoor cubbies. The options are endless so get creative.

Hosting a special event outdoors? A Cedar Trellis adds a perfect touch of old-fashioned charm. If you have time to plan ahead, grow some ivy or creeping vine so it really stands out as a backyard centerpiece. A trellis is also great for growing climbing vegetables like string beans, peas, cucumbers, or tomatoes. 

Outdoor Kitchenette 

If you plan to do more than grilling in the yard, you might consider building an outdoor kitchen. This would include a prep table, sink, and a place to keep beverages cool. A beverage tub with a stand is a great option if you don’t want to run constant electricity outside. You can also use it for non-alcoholic refreshments so there are no worries during a party with all age groups present.

When cooking outside, it’s ideal if you don’t have to keep going in and out of the house to grab ingredients. This 3 Shelf Side Table can sit next to the grill. It has plenty of space to hold your sprays, brushes, and anything else you need during the cooking and prep process. 

Designing Your Backyard

There are endless options for patio furniture, backyard decorations, and customizations for your space to make it feel personal. Our team at The Porch Swing Store wants to simplify this process for you by offering the best quality outdoor furniture and accessories in one place. Reach out to us and see how we’re doing it differently.  

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