With summer right around the corner, there has never been a better time to create the backyard dining area of your dreams.

Depending on how much space you have in your backyard, you can make your dining area as big or small as you would like! No matter what your space looks like, eating outside can be such a bright spot in your day, is a nice change of scenery, and also has some health benefits!

Check out some of the reasons why you should spend more time eating outdoors:

How to Design a Backyard Dining Area

1 – Allows you to enjoy the fresh air.

First off, what is better than indulging in a great meal while also enjoying the warm, fresh air in a backyard dining area? Not only can you sit back and relax with some food and drink, but you can also get some Vitamin D, feel the nice summer breeze, and get some sun.


2 – You will eat in a more relaxed and quiet setting.

After a long day of work, school, or with extracurriculars, you may need some “me” time. Take some time to enjoy a meal outside in a relaxed and quiet setting where you can hear the birds chirping and take advantage of the nice weather. Plus, food always tastes better and is easier to enjoy when you are relaxed!


3 – Will improve your concentration and attention span.

There are tons of mental health benefits when it comes to spending time in a backyard dining area, including helping to improve your concentration and attention span. The more time you can spend outside, the better your mood will become and the more your anxiety will decrease.

If you are ready to create the backyard dining area of your dreams, look no further!

We have pulled together some of the first steps that you should take to creating a backyard dining area so you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even some snacks outdoors! Check them out below:

Dining Area Outside

1 – Find a sheltered area for your table and chairs.

First, find the spot that works best for you in your backyard dining area. You want to ensure that you are able to have some shelter over your table and chairs in case of any inclement weather. You will also want to ensure that you will be placing the furniture on a flat surface where you and your family, as well as guests, will be able to walk without injuring themselves. If you have a swimming pool, consider placing the dining area near the pool for a great view!


2 – Consider heating nearby with a fire pit.

With the nights sometimes getting chilly, you may want to consider implementing some heating nearby. A great way to do this is by getting a firepit, so as the nights cool down, you can still sit back and enjoy a meal outside with family and friends and not feel uncomfortable or too chilly!


3 – Choose durable outdoor furniture.

In New England, you truly never know what kind of weather you will get. It is important to get some durable outdoor furniture so that you do not have to worry about it deteriorating or getting damaged. Figure out what your budget is for furniture and make sure that you do your research before making any purchases.


4 – Use outdoor lighting.

Have some outdoor lighting near your dining table and chairs so that you can easily see the table area when the sun starts going down. You can choose to get solar lights or lights that you can set timers for, or manually turn on! Programming lights is not only nice and convenient, but it is also a great way to brighten up your backyard dining area in general.