It may be winter now, but you know Colorado, one day it is snowing and the next you are hosting a grill out in the sunshine! That is why it is never a bad time to plan that dream outdoor space! There are many parts of your home to design when building your home. One space that is used by you, your family, and guests is the outdoor dining area. The entire backyard is important to spend time designing, but it can leave you unsure how and where to design your table. Keep reading to find out how you should be designing your outdoor dining space.

 

Size

How many people do you want to be able to dine in your backyard? If you love hosting, it’s a good idea to get a larger table or a table that you can expand when the time is necessary. If you only need room for a few people, don’t bother getting a large table that takes up room.

 

Shape

The shape of the table may not seem important, but it can add to (or take away) from the overall beauty of your backyard design. It also is important because if placed and shaped correctly, can increase the amount of room you have in your backyard. If you like to host in your backyard, ensure that the table is strategically placed to ensure guests can get food and drinks quickly.

 

Shade

Do you have a lot of sun in your backyard? Make sure that your dining area is not directly under the sun. This will cause an uncomfortable dining experience regularly. Understand where the sun hits your backyard and at what time. If you have any covered areas or even trees, try placing the dining area under them to keep the sun from beating directly down on you.

 

Views

Does your backyard have beautiful views? Why not enjoy them while eating! Take advantage of any views your home has to offer and place your dining area around it.

 

Appearance

The kind of table you have will partly depend on the climate you are in. With that said, it can still vary depending on the style of your home. There are so many different styles of tables available to you, make sure that you do your research and shop for the perfect style for your specific home design.

 

Here you have five different design elements to keep in mind when you are planning your outdoor dining space. We would love to help you design it and even share more tips! Contact us today!

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