Have you started to look at what events you want to keep in your farm this year? If not, it's time to come to the planning. First, consider what types of events you want to host. Now is the time to look outside. Do you have the right furniture for the job? Do you have enough furniture for the job? These are just the first two of many considerations you have to make before you start sending out invitations. Here is a checklist to make sure you have what you need.
How many people
The first thing you need to consider is how many people you plan to maintain. Do you just want to get a couple of friends over? Or do you really want to go out entertaining? This will determine the size of an outdoor dining area you get or if you need multiples.
Now, if you usually just get a few people over and regularly have a large group, you might just want to rent a table for the larger gatherings. But if you want to have many friends on a regular basis, you have to look at big tables or even a number of tables that will all sit.
Size and space
Now you have to look at the space you have available on your farm. While we all like to imagine the perfect space, you have to work around the real space you have. It is important to make sure that the space you have comfortably fits the furniture you want. Remember that you not only have to get around the furniture, but you have to get around it while people are sitting in the chairs. Make sure there is enough space to be comfortable and still move comfortably.
Another thing to consider is weather considerations. Because this is outdoor seating, it must be able to handle the elements. This can mean different things in different regions. In some areas, this means that humidity is a major threat. In others, it is dry weather. In still others it is windy. Think of the weather where you live. You have to look for furniture that was made to cope with this type of climate and it can also thrive in it.
The good news is that if you shop around you have no problem with this. Furniture manufacturers have begun to create furniture that can handle almost anything, from pieces that are UV-protected to handle hard sun and those that are mold and mold that are resistant to high humidity.
Once you've decided what you need and take into account the weather, it's time to start shopping. Now it is a good time to buy as there are new inventions that come in and you can get the choice of the litter and often many good prices as stores try to clear an old inventory. Enjoy the shopping process, make your backyard vacation and invite everyone over for fun outdoor dining.