I started by taking accurate measurements of the patio. My friend did this too - it's easy to miscalculate if you don't measure! Then I got rid of the old plastic table and chairs we had for years. We added a large and sturdy outdoor dining room table with cushioned chairs. I put out a few more cushioned chairs and end tables. It looks beautiful and people love to go outside to dine in the nice weather. I put a citronella candle on each table to ward off mosquitoes. When people are coming over, I display a vase with seasonal flowers from our garden in the center of the dining table. We also bought a great gas grill so we can cook outside, too. Our kitchen gets really warm in the summer and it winds up overheating the entire house. I also bought a pop-up gazebo that resembles a tent. It's a place for people to get shade or escape from a quick drizzle of rain. We love being able to go outside and get comfortable. It really expanded our living space.
Some people get very elaborate with their outdoor spaces. They build decks, enclose them and even invest in outdoor kitchens with a stove and refrigerator. But people don't need a lot of space for an outdoor dining area. You can create a small outdoor dining room on an apartment balcony. You adjust your space according to how much room you have and your budget. Either way, it's a fabulous way to entertain and unwind after a long day. It is also easier to clean! The video shows how you can turn a small balcony into a great outdoor dining area. It is a quick way to expand your living space and have a place to get some fresh air.