At this time of year, we all start to stare out into our gardens and smile. Now that the weather is warming up and summer is officially on its way, there is nothing like getting outside and soaking up some of the gorgeous sun. This is especially the case when it comes to mealtimes. However, if you are yet to tackle your yard and get it up to date, you may notice that you lack in dining space. Therefore, when you have a few free days or a weekend to fill with plans, here is how to create an al fresco dining space that you will love.
Get the Flooring Right
First things first, you need to think about the base. If there is already an area of your garden that you can use for this, you are off to a good start. If not, you may need to work out what footings you need, if any. Then, you can get to work on laying the perfect flooring. Whether you’re starting from scratch or ripping out what you have to replace it with new, you might want to consider wood decking or a stone patio for not only practically, but a gorgeous finish.
Invest In Equipment
With the area laid out, you can start to think about the right cooking equipment that you are going to need. It is good to get this done now as if you are having anything like a grill or a clay oven built in, it will be your next step. Here, you are going to need to look at the big bits, like a grill, but also the smaller things, like weber accessories, that you might need to get your outdoor cooking done.
Pick Out Dining Furniture
With your equipment going in, you can then start to pick out the furniture that you want. Here, you have many options to consider. Not only do you have the style to think about, but the functionality too. Are you planning to use this furniture set to eat at and nothing else? Do you want to spend evenings outside reading or relaxing with friends? If so, you ought to consider couch style furniture as well as dining tables and chairs.
Decorate the Area
With your furniture ordered and on its way, you can then start to think about ‘landscaping’ or designing the area. You have flooring down; you have your grill or other cooking equipment installed, so now you need to make it look like the dining area of your dreams. Whether you add in ivy to the walls or many pretty flowers, now is the time to think about how it should look and get planting.
Keep It Cozy
At this point, you should have a dining area. Now that your furniture is in and the vegetation is planted, you can then add the finishing touches to really set off the space. Do you want a heater out there to keep your warm in the evenings? Or maybe some cute lighting to set the mood? Either way, get those details in to create the cozy outdoor eating space that you have always wanted.