Summer is a perfect time to take advantage of the sunny weather. It's nice to spend more time outdoors. I personally like spending time at the garden and lanai. When the weather is nice, I like to entertain guests at the lanai because of the relaxing ambiance.
We have a small covered lanai with patio furniture. Two weeks ago, I had some college friends over. The weather was perfect so we spent the day at the lanai. My hubby cooked several dishes and my friends brought some dessert and wine. Our lanai can be accessed through a sliding door from the dining room which makes it easy for guests to get food from the dining table and back outside. I really enjoyed that get together because my friends also brought their families with them. My son had a great time playing with the other kids. I brought out a bamboo mat and some toys for the kids. They had a wonderful time playing outdoors while my friends and I enjoyed a good chat.
The lanai is one of my favorite areas in the house. I like the open space surrounded by plants and flowers. I would like to make our lanai more appealing by adding one of those patio umbrellas. I would also love to replace some of the plastic chairs with stylish wicker furniture.