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Outdoor Dining Spaces: How to Arrange it?


Outdoor Dining Spaces: How to Arrange it?

In spring and summer days, outdoor (or al fresco, as Italians like to put it) dining is a great way to spend lazy afternoons with your friends and family, surrounded by the natural greenery and fresh air. It is also perfect for breaking the everyday routine and is good for your health, of course. But before you start cooking delicious meals, there are some preparations to be made for this kind of outdoor enjoyment.

Get Your Backyard Ready

When you decide to throw an outdoor meal for you and your close one, the first step in preparation is taking care of surface on the ground. It’s great if you have a big backyard, but if the terrain is uneven and full of slight bump and holes, you’ll have to fix that. Create an even structure by filling holes and removing bumps. Do the surfacing of the whole yard, not just the space intended for table and chairs, because your guests might hurt themselves while approaching the dining space.

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Don’t Depend on the Weather

If the weather forecast for your outdoor feast is not exactly promising, but you do not want to cancel or relocate your celebration, you will need a sort of cover or ‘ceiling’. Possible solutions are tents, arbors or large umbrellas, anything that can serve its purpose of protecting you and your guests from rain, wind or hot sun.

Marquees are also great for your al fresco dining, and are very practical and affordable.“It is perfect for a variety of weather conditions and also suitable for uneven surfaces. They come in various sizes and shapes, and you have an option of customizing your marquee by printing an image or a logo of your choice,” said my local suppliers of pop up marquees. They are easily erected to give you fast and efficient shelter and you can easily install them yourself.
Stylish Vintage Design

If your backyard is full of greenery, you can make your exterior dining room look vintage and go more hand-in-hand with the environment. You can buy them in stores specialized in outdoor patio furniture, or find decent used furniture online, refinishing it, thusmakingit your own. Paint them the colour you want and create a freshly designed garden set. Also, consider getting benches for this purpose, because benches give the additional touch of vintage décor. You can place them in the garden itself, or create a circle of benches around the table, which can be really suitable for larger social events.

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Image courtesy of pixabay.com

 

Outdoor dining is the perfect way to enjoy fresh, tasteful and delicate meals with your close ones, without giving up precious summer sunshine to sit inside. Being outside during spring and summer days is important for staying healthy and forfend against depression. Al fresco dining gives you an opportunity to get some Vitamin D from the sun’s rays and it’s easy to realize your ideas in just few simple steps. Bon appetite!

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