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Alfresco Made Easy: Selecting Patio Dining Furniture

Dining outside is a wonderful way to enjoy the beautiful weather that is *finally* here in Wisconsin! With the right patio dining furniture, you can create a comfortable and stylish outdoor dining area that's perfect for entertaining guests, hosting family dinners, or enjoying a meal with your loved ones. The Patio Furniture Experts at Patio Place can offer tips and advice for selecting patio dining furniture, including considerations such as table size, seating options, and materials.


Consider the Size of Your Space

Before you stop by our showroom, consider the size and layout of your outdoor space. Measure the area where you plan to place your dining set to ensure that you choose a table and chairs that fit comfortably. You'll also want to consider the shape of your space, as round tables work best in smaller areas, while rectangular tables are better suited for larger spaces.


Choose the Right Table Size

The size of your patio dining table will depend on how many people you plan to seat and how much space you have available. A standard dining table can seat four to six people comfortably, while larger tables and even extension tables can accommodate up to ten or more guests. Keep in mind that you'll also need to leave enough space for your chairs and any other accessories, such as an umbrella or a fire pit.



Consider Seating Options

When it comes to patio dining chairs, you have a variety of options to choose from, including benches, swivel chairs, and even high dining. Consider how much space you have available and how many guests you plan to accommodate when selecting your chairs. You can also mix and match chair styles for a more eclectic and personalized look.



Choose the Right Materials

Patio dining furniture comes in a variety of materials, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. Common options include teak, aluminum, and marine grade polymer. Teak is a popular choice for its natural beauty, but it may require more maintenance than other materials. Aluminum is durable and weather-resistant, but it can become hot to the touch in direct sunlight. Polymer is heavy and requires very little maintenance.


Add Accessories

To complete your outdoor dining area, consider adding accessories such as an outdoor rug, cushions, or an umbrella. These elements can add both comfort and style to your space, making it more inviting and enjoyable for you and your guests.


At Patio Place we can help you create a beautiful and functional outdoor dining area that you'll love spending time in. From choosing the right table size to selecting the perfect seating options and materials, there are plenty of factors to consider. By taking your time and considering your options carefully, you can create an outdoor dining area that's both comfortable and stylish.

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