Daphne Garland-McLean reports in Casual Living Magazine that consumer spending on outdoor dining sets will top $1.8 billion by the year 2013 (projections by Easy Analytic Software Inc.). Based on the $1.6 billion spent last year in 2008, the forecasted 12.9% increase is great news for the outdoor living franchise businesses of Outdoor Living Brands.

After all, these new outdoor dining sets surely deserve a special outdoor living environment to be placed on, like a custom outdoor living space designed by Archadeck, North America’s deck and porch builder, who also specializes in sunrooms, outdoor kitchens and outdoor living rooms – on the web at Archadeck.com. By phone at 888-OUR-DECK.

And for the finest al fresco dining from twilight onward, custom outdoor lighting designs from the outdoor lights experts at Outdoor Lighting Perspectives would be a beautiful accompaniment. Handcrafted from recycled copper and brass right here in the United States, their exclusive low-voltage, eco-friendly outdoor lights focus on illuminating dark exteriors with warm washes of golden, ambient light. In fact, for Outdoor Lighting Perspectives clients who are currently beautifying and protecting the exterior front façades of their homes and wish to add more outdoor lights to the outdoor living spaces surrounding the home and in their backyard, they can enjoy a 50% discount off one outdoor light fixture when adding five new fixtures or more during the month of June 2009 – on the web at OutdoorLights.com. By phone at 800-447-1112.

And with this increase in outdoor dining and entertaining, savvy consumers will also want to ensure that their outdoor living spaces remain well protected from the nuisance and dangers of biting insects with Mosquito Squad. Mosquito Squad’s barrier spray will fog your exterior every 21 days to make sure it stays pest free. Mosquito Squad can be found online at MosquitoSquad.com, or by phone at 877-MOSQUAD.

According to Casual Living, “The West, which captures 22% of all outdoor dining set sales in the nation, is expected to be the fastest-growing region for outdoor dining sets. The West is expected to grow 15.4% in sales from $360 million in 2008 to $410 million in 2013. The South, which encompasses 37% of all U.S. outdoor dining set sales, is estimating a 14.7% sales increase over the next five years. While lagging behind the West and South in outdoor dining set sales, the Northeast and Midwest are still expected to have growth of 10% and 9.9%, respectively, by the year 2013.”