Does your patio need a serious makeover?
Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, so why not treat it as such? You can make some major changes to your patio without breaking the bank and turn it into a space you love to spend time in.
Read on for five patio renovation ideas to bring that homey feeling outside and create a space you adore.
Make It Cozy
First and foremost, you want to work to create an inviting space that will make you and your loved ones want to spend time outdoors. Consider your climate and where you live. If you live in a place that gets cold in the evening, think about putting in an outdoor fire pit with a sectional outdoor sofa.
You and guests can gather around and still enjoy the patio on chilly nights. If your family is into cooking, make space for a barbeque or even a built-in kitchen area where you can prep food, cook and serve all from the same space so you don’t have to run into the house constantly.
You can also add heating lamps which are portable and can be moved between a seating area and a dining area outside to keep guests warm.
Create an Eating Space
It’s lovely to dine alfresco during the summer and even bundle up and eat outside when the weather cools. Be sure to include a comfortable eating space for you and a few friends or your family.
You can keep it small and include a table for to or make more space and have a table that fits six or even eight. Be sure to put the table somewhere adjacent to the house, preferably the kitchen.
You may want to consider installing sliding doors so you get an indoor-outdoor dining experience and can move with ease between your patio and inside the home when needed.
You’ll want to be sure there’s an option for shade, especially when you’re eating. You can get a table with a built-in space for an umbrella or consider an awning from the house out to the patio to protect yourself and the furniture from the elements year-round.
You may have hidden gems outdoors that you’re not even aware of. Is there a section that filled with shrubs that could be cleared out to expand your patio section? Think outside the box.
Your patio doesn’t just have to be one small area outside your home. You can make a few mini patios and decorate them each a little differently. Perhaps one area makes a great reading nook with two small chairs and a side table while the other is perfect for larger groups of people playing games or enjoying a meal.
Perhaps the easiest and most affordable way to change up your patio space is to accessorize. This can include landscaping touches like succulents, plants or flowers or it can include cushions, pillows and throw blankets.
You can even purchase an outdoor rug to be placed underneath your dining table or your outdoor seating. Another nice touch is outdoor lighting.
If you don’t have wiring outside, consider purchasing solar powered lights or investing in a few nice lanterns you can light up when outdoors. It’s amazing how much the lighting can change the ambiance of a space.
Start Your Patio Renovation Today
With these tips about how to tackle your patio renovation, you can take on this project regardless of how much time or money you want to put into it.
You can go for big changes or make little tweaks that will transform your outdoor space into an area you love to spend time in.
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