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Outdoor Entertaining Tips and Must Haves: Seating Area

Outdoor Entertaining Tips and Must Haves: Seating Area
Posted: Mar 15, 2020
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Comfortable and creative seating areas for your guests are always the first step to a perfect outdoor entertaining space. You have to have a place to gather, a place to relax, and a place that affords your guests the opportunity to stay and feel comfortable. Your yard is your blank canvas.

The number one most essential feature of outdoor entertaining is SEATING.  If you don’t have a place to sit and rest, chances are your guests will not want to stay for a prolonged period of time.

What sort of space do you have and how does this impact the kind of space you can create?

Smaller Spaces:

For smaller spaces, think intimate and comfortable. If your small space is all grass, consider laying decking, pavers, or a concrete slab. This will really allow you to stretch out in your space and maximize your patio seating essentials. If your space is small and intimate, it’s already enticing people to sit together and visit. You just need to provide the appropriate furniture, lighting, and eating areas to keep them comfortable.

Larger Spaces:

A great way to start planning a larger space is to find a natural focal point. Take a look at your yard’s layout and surroundings. Is there a natural view that people gravitate to? Do you have a pool or fire pit that lend to a great focal point? Do you have room to add one? Once you identify a main focus point you’d like to highlight while hosting guests, you can begin your design. Do you have appropriate patio or decking in that area? What sort of seating would be best to use to entice others to gather in that vicinity?  

Outdoor entertaining is great for family and friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company in a comfortable setting. Without the right seating area, you’ll be hard pressed to keep your guests sticking around for long.  Designate areas for seating, dining, cooking and playing to keep your guests comfortable, whether you’re designing a sprawling landscape or a cozy patio dining area.

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