As the weather warms up and the days get longer, most of us find any excuse to spend more time outside. And these days in particular, we’re maximizing our outdoor space. It’s a home office, a workout space, a playroom, and a place to enjoy meals. Dining outdoors is synonymous with summertime and a welcome relief after long winters cooped up indoors. Are you ready to move your meals outside? We’re sharing our top three reasons why al fresco dining is the best part of summer.
1. It’s Family Friendly
From spills and stains to unintended broken dishes, mealtime with kids can be an adventure, which makes dining outdoors ideal. Made to withstand the elements, resin wicker, weathernet sling seating, and aluminum tabletops are easily cleaned. And don’t forget about patio dinnerware. Melamine dishes and Tritan drinkware are virtually indestructible, which can keep mealtime relaxing and worry free.
Brian’s Tip: Melamine dinnerware and Tritan drinkware are incredibly durable making them a perfect choice to use with the kids indoors as well as on the patio.
2. It’s Flexible Space
Whether you like to have more formal sit-down dinners or cocktails and light bites, there’s an outdoor dining solution to suit your lifestyle. Traditional table and chair sets are great for family dinnertime and can double as your outdoor office on nice days. If relaxing with a good book sound more like you, pair club chairs or a loveseat with side tables and coffee table. It’s becomes the perfect place to enjoy a casual meal or snack in the afternoon fresh air.
3. It’s Instant Ambiance
There’s no question that the most sought-after seats at a restaurant during the summer months are on the patio. And it’s easy to see why. The evening breeze is cool, pink sunset skies cast the perfect glow, and fresh flowers and plants lend a sweet fragrance to the air. Create your own idyllic spot for dining outdoors by adding warm white string lights and planters filled with your favourite greenery.
Brian Gluckstein shares more outdoor dining tips in this video:
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