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Necessity of Stackable Chairs

Dining al fresco has been a beloved tradition for centuries. Customers enjoy being able to take in the beauty of nature while dining out with friends and family. With a certain atmosphere evoked for a relaxing dining experience, it is no wonder more restaurants are making outdoor seating part of their plans. When it comes to planning the perfect patio oasis for your restaurant, there are a few things to bear in mind for an effective outdoor table layout.

The most important aspect of designing an outdoor table layout is to consider the available space. Always make sure proper measurements include not only the floor space but also an accurate understanding of how many tables and chairs can fit while still allowing for easy maneuverability for customers and staff. Table size plays a role, and a general rule of thumb is to choose smaller tables you can easily put together as opposed to larger tables that greatly limit your options. Once you have determined the number of tables and the right size, the next step in planning an outdoor table layout is to decide if you want a focal point. A focal point directs attention to a certain place while seated. For example, if you have a less than stellar view for guests, you may want to set up the tables in a way that redirects their attention. Maybe arrange tables and chairs to face interesting artwork or nicely landscaped patio plants. The surroundings are just as important for planning your layout.

Another consideration when planning outdoor table layout is what type of atmosphere you are seeking to create for your customers. For a cozy environment, there are many tips to create a more secluded environment, including using fewer tables with more space between them, facing tables towards walls or landscaped scenery for more privacy, and the use of gentle outdoor lighting to visually divide the space further. If you are seeking to create a more communal atmosphere in your outdoor dining space, consider a layout plan that moves tables closer together, open seating areas using couches and small tables for a laid back coffee house vibe, or even including bar stool seating if the space permits it.