It’s safe to say that the arrival of the summer months means more time enjoying outdoor barbecues, dinner parties and drinks with friends. For some of us, outdoor living over the past twelve months has been a lifeline of sorts, providing some small semblance of normalcy in an increasingly tumultuous world. Now is the time to begin planning celebrations, be they in the form of a graduation party, Father’s Day get together, birthdays or more.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some tips for easy entertaining when it’s time to kick off a party on the patio in style.
If your gathering is informal and you like the idea of intimate conversations amongst friends, having a few café tables on hand is a great idea. When they are weather resistant, no-assembly required and easily fold away when not needed it’s even better, which is where the likes of our Café Round Teak Folding Table make an entrance. Perfect for an impromptu game of cards or lunch outdoors on a beautiful day, its size makes it manageable and yet, it has a presence about it that is reminiscent of bustling Parisian streets filled with life. As the table folds away, it can save space when you need extra room on your terrace or patio, being reintroduced when needed. You might think twice though, as the style almost begs to be on full display with its warm teak surface and the strong, smooth steel frame.
And what’s a good café style table without the right chairs? Consider our Como Teak Folding Side Chair, which you can add to a set or stand alone as a comfortable and robust chair. Compatible with a variety of our A-Grade teak dining tables, the Como Folding Side Chair is fantastic for large outdoor dinner parties, and its folding nature means it can quickly be added to the party when unexpected guests arrive.
Prop up the bar
If you entertain groups of friends and family regularly, you most definitely need to create your perfect home bar setting so everyone can feel at ease. Discover your own carefree sensibility by reimagining your exterior with an outdoor bar and outdoor bar furniture sets, blending the elements of the environment with the characteristics of its inhabitants to create the right aesthetic for the space.
Perhaps create an outdoor bar height bistro set using the Prima Teak Bar Table paired with the Pietro Wicker Bar Chair in black for the feeling of a simplicity that feels rooted in tradition. The table and chairs’ minimalist silhouettes offer a beachy elegance, and a personification of summer that’s approachable and inviting. Your guests will appreciate the chance to rest their legs, before the dancing starts after dark.
Dine with a difference
If you’re planning a more formal meal but still want to take things al fresco, the Capri Extension Table and Twelve Como Chairs Set includes the largest dining table available in our range of stunning teak tables. Dignified, accomplished and multi-functional; it’s the most versatile and popular set we have on offer.
The Capri Extension Table and Twelve Como Chairs Set includes our fabulous, ergonomic Como Chairs, with two arms and ten sides. The central focus is the amazing Capri Oval Double Extension Table, which extends from an astonishing 86” to 101” to 117” thanks to its unique butterfly extension design. In addition, the non-movable center piece allows you to put an umbrella in, and doesn’t fold away when the table is not extended.
Cover up where you can
If you have a patio roof or covered area, chances are you’ll be more likely to stay outside when it gets darker earlier and the temperatures begin to fall.
You can partition off part of your outdoor room using larger planters sporting impressive shrubs for extra shelter, and add a large cantilever umbrella like our Antigua and Carribean styles for even more protection. Both sport Neptune™ shade fabrics too, which means they will stay looking beautiful in even the most inclement weather. This is due to the unique makeup of Neptune™ fibers, which come saturated with highly UV stable pigments. Traditional dyeing methods only add color to the fiber’s exterior, but Neptune™’s performance characteristics are an integral part of the fabric. This means they are not an applied finish that would wash off over time, and will maintain their signature hue for many years to come.
Keep it cosy
Once you have created your dream outdoor oasis, you will want to use it as often as possible, even on those slightly chilly days or nights. Adding sources of heat and lighting will definitely help keep you and your guests outside when the mercury drops, and you can enjoy your outdoor space all year round. Nothing draws a crowd more than a good fire pit setup, and we offer an incredible line of modern and sophisticated concrete outdoor fire pits.
We offer three different sizes; rectangular, square and round. These gorgeous fire pits can be hooked up to your own gas or with an attachment for a propane tank. What’s even better is that we designed a storage container that will cover an unsightly propane tank so that it will look like, and function like one of our stunning concrete side tables. We use a high-quality concrete and resin mix to make our concrete outdoor furniture and accessories, and the mechanics and inner workings of the fire pits are extremely well built and easy to use.
Long summer days and clear nights deserve to be spent outdoors in complete comfort. If you’re getting ready for the season in the sun, we can help. Teak Warehouse has been supplying outdoor furniture to the public for over two decades at wholesale prices so you can get the best quality of outdoor furnishings for your home. Browse our online catalog or please visit either of our San Diego or Los Angeles area showrooms. You can email us at [email protected] to request a quote to start planning your outdoor space today.