How to Create an Outdoor Break Space
Now it’s time for the patio conversation sets to shine! One of the first how-tos of working at home is to keep your work space and your break/meal space separate in order to maintain your work-life balance.
It’s important to step away from the office when you’re taking a break. If you don’t, you may not be able to fully relax, which defeats the point of the break. Just like working in the office, breaks are an important and essential part of your schedule that allow you to reset, refocus, and come back to your tasks fresh. Breaks are no less important when you’re working from home.
And what better way to set up a break space than by placing a conversation set in your backyard living space? There are tons of options in patio conversation sets that will match your personal backyard patio ideas, creating an even more pleasing area for you to unwind from your work day. Sit down, release the tension from your shoulders, and enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea as you soak in the sun! This method works whether you have an indoor our patio outdoor office, so long as you don’t take your work with you to the break space!
To really get that office-break-space feeling, we recommend using a conversation set that has a table and a couch or loveseat (we miss the couches in our break area already!). Place a few magazines or books on the table for you to read while on your break to complete the effect and make sure this is a space for R&R, not work!
Dining Away From Your Work Space
Just like with breaks, eating meals away from your office space is important to maintaining work-life balance and giving your mind a chance to rest and reset. However, many of us are using our dining room tables as our work space during this time. What are we to do about meals?
Take Lunch Breaks Outdoors
It’s generally recommended that you take your lunch break away from your desk, but what do you do when you’re working from home and your dining table is your desk? Take lunch to your outdoor living space, of course!
Grab a patio chair, kick back, and enjoy your lunch surrounded by the ambience of nature. Both patio dining sets and patio conversation sets can work equally well for this. If you generally eat lighter meals that don’t involve the use of utensils—like sandwiches, wraps, etc.—you can even leave the table out of the equation and use a patio chair in a scenic part of your backyard living space as your go-to lunch spot.
Cook Dinner Outside on Your Grill
What better way to signal the end of a work day than by leaving your office area and grilling a tasty meal for your family? It lets you get outside, distance yourself from your workplace, and enjoy the good weather... and the good eats!
A grill is an essential fixture of a home patio, and Patio Products USA has the top models on the market! Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned grill master, we’ve got everything you need to set up an outdoor kitchen and start grilling some amazing food.
Not sure what to cook? We have a few different recipes you can try on your grill!
Going Out to Eat, At Home
Social distancing and other measures to slow the spread of coronavirus have shut down indoor-eating for many—if not most—restaurants. While it’s a bummer that we can’t go out to eat at our favorite places, it’s more important to help keep people safe and healthy. Fortunately, you don’t have to give up the restaurant atmosphere entirely! We’ve devised clever ways to use ambient lighting to transform your outdoor living space into a restaurant/lounge area of your own! (And when social distancing is no longer needed, you’ll have a classy outdoor dining area for entertaining—win-win!)