Living in Southern California, people like to do everything outside. Since it seldom rains and never snows, outside is the place play, eat, and entertain. To entertain guests outside, you need a great patio and eating space. Don’t panic, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to have great patio furniture or outdoor grill. Here is some quick advice for which type of outdoor seating you could get and other things you need for a backyard oasis.
Chairs and Other Seating
Few things are more frustrating when you’re are a BBQ than having to stand while you’re eating a messy hot dog while trying to hold your drink and a conversation with friends. You need to provide some sort of seating for your friends and other guests. Simple plastic resin chairs are really inexpensive yet look better than cinder blocks for chairs. Or you can go big and get outdoor love-seats and couches. You can use folding chairs, plastic chairs, or fancy loungers for seating. Just make sure your guests have a place to park themselves.
Built-in seating is a great way to save space yet provide seats. If you’re building a patio or deck, consider building in a bench or two for permanent seats.
Now that they’re sitting down, your guests would really like a place to set their plates and drinks. Investing in a picnic table is an excellent idea because you get seating and a table in one purchase. An inexpensive outdoor table fix is 30 dollar white plastic banquet tables. If you have a little more cash flow, you can invest in an actual glass top patio table. Round tables seat about four people comfortably while rectangular ones seat six to eight. Or you mix it up and have several smaller tables places around the backyard to give the party a more social feel.
Outdoor lighting is actually an important part of your patio furniture when creating an outdoor oasis or entertaining space. You need to be able to see the food you’re grilling up and your guests need to be able to see each other. Simple white stringed lights are perfect for a festive atmosphere while at the grill or food area, you need brighter lights so you can work with the food easily.