With the summer at hand, many people like to take activities outside to enjoy the sunshine. Be it some quality time with the family or entertaining friends or neighbors, time spent in your backyard should be as wonderful, fun, or relaxing as it is inside your home.
One thing that can up the enjoyment factor outside is outdoor furniture. On the other hand, something that can greatly reduce that enjoyment is the prospect of needing to maintain or replace said furniture. Metal chairs and tables tend to be durable and stand the test of time, but they are also quite talented in the art of conducting heat. Alternately, you can invest in wood furniture. In this case, furniture constructed of Cedars and Teak have proven to be the best because of the woods’ durability and resistance to warping or rotting. What you choose to top these pieces of furniture with is, as always, completely up to you. You may choose to leave them bare to show off the beauty of the wood or metal. Or you may choose table cloths and cushions for a more comfortable environment physically and visually.
Getting down to the business of actually eating outdoors, I recommend bringing the indoors outdoors with regard to utensils and eating surfaces. Rather than using paper plates and plastic forks, have a set designated for use on your outdoor furniture. This way, eating outside will still feel like you are at home, but with a bit of a twist!