Creating your dream patio space is exciting and daunting all at the same time. It’s fun to tap into your creative side as you design and choose furniture, appliances, accessories, and materials based on how you imagine you and your guests will dine and socialize in your ideal backyard space. But before you let your imagination run too wild, there are a few key points you’ll want to consider.
Design for Dining Preferences
When planning your outdoor dining area, you should allow for adequate dining space for your guests. Be sure to plan a space that ensures you’ll have enough room for a dining set, extra seating, and a serving area. Also, keep in mind that your guests will need room to move around and mingle. When planning your space, include direct, well-lit, and easy-to-navigate walkways between the table, buffet, counter, and house that are at least three feet in width to avoid collisions and bottlenecks. Always keep your guests’ comfort in mind as you plan.
Don’t Overlook Easy Cleanup
Don’t forget to plan your space for easy upkeep. You’ll want to include a well-appointed food prep area featuring easy access to water and a standard-sized sink for quick and efficient cleanup. Consider linking your outdoor kitchen to your home’s drainage system, in case greasy substances end up down the drain. Even if you decide against installing these features, animal and weatherproof trash cans and recycle bins go a long way toward ensuring cleanup is a breeze.
Get Closer to Creating Your Perfect Outdoor Dream Space
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