How To Continue To Enjoy Outdoor Dining In Autumn

Having spent three lockdowns at home, many of us embraced the great outdoors.

Spending time in the garden though brings with it a number of considerations. In this post, we look at how to continue to enjoy outdoor dining in Autumn

 

Luckily gardens can be designed to maximise outdoor use throughout the year, this includes a growing trend for outdoor kitchens and bar areas.

With anything British and outdoors, there’s also the weather to think about. Throughout any given year, an outdoor dining area will have to cope with wind, rain, hail, sleet, and snow, as well as temperatures of up to 35°C or more in the summer. It’s something that has to be factored in when planning an outdoor entertaining space.

You need to choose your materials wisely with the British weather in mind. Opt for hard-wearing materials to withstand the colder winter months. Polished concrete in an outdoor kitchen area, for example, is particularly hardy.

 

Maintenance is another factor to consider carefully. One of the wonderful things about cooking and eating outside is how close to nature you can be while you do it.  A garden doesn’t have to be hard work either.  You could consider an easy-to-maintain design that looks great all year round. That means touches such as artificial grass and low-maintenance shrubs and trees. The result is an urban garden that is packed with greenery but that is also easy to care for.

When it comes to preparing for getting the best out of outdoor dining, there are practical matters to consider. Storage is critical, you don’t want to be running back and forth to the house for essential items, so ensuring adequate storage for pots, pans, cutlery, food, and drink is key.
Finally, for those looking to create the ultimate outdoor entertaining space, there are a number of must-haves. Electrical and plumbing capabilities enable you to have outdoor sinks, fridges, and ice machines. Carefully considered lighting is also important; think about how the space will be used in the evening and what impact any light pollution might have on neighbouring gardens or properties.

 

 

Latest Posts

Is Your Home Cosy Enough?

We love the styling of this room* with it’s cosy touches. There are so many things to consider when you’re...

Why Your Home Could Be Cold All The Time

You’ve probably noticed the temperature dropping recently. We all want to live in warm, cosy homes, unfortunately, sometimes our homes...

Things You Should Be Doing This November

2021 has been somewhat of a continuation of the rollercoaster of the previous year.   However, as things return to...