6 Ways to Get Your Patio Summer Ready!
The weather’s warming up, and you’re moving full speed ahead—gathering new summer recipes and planning backyard parties for family and friends. If you haven’t given much thought to prepping your go-to party venue—your patio—then you’re going to need to know these six ways to get your patio summer ready.
1. Resurface It
Sure, summer’s here and you’re going to clean off autumn and winter’s remains from your patio, but if you want to add a little more sparkle to your space: resurface it. Patio resurfacing contractors can overlay old patios with concrete that can be imprinted to look like stone or to even display unique patterns or textures. These professionals will even add color to the cement for a customized look to add new life to your backyard landscape. You can also make the space more unique by installing mosaic tiles atop a concrete patio.
2. Furnish It
Having a great patio space that you’ll want to spend time on quickly means those plastic lawn chairs and side tables that you bought several years ago at your local big box retailer just isn’t cutting it. Check out garage sales, estate sales, or your local thrift stores for wood furniture that you can refinish, stain, or paint for a budget-friendly upgrade. Many people donate their leftover building materials to Habitat for Humanity ReStores to help the charity and to recycle unwanted supplies. Visit one of the ReStores near you to find discounted paints and stains for your upcycled furniture projects.
3. Cover It
Installing a patio cover is one of the best ways to create a cozy, relaxing, outdoor living space. It’s also a good way to extend your usage of the patio during rain showers. Covers, such as those installed by Patio Covers of Idaho, come in many styles, sizes, and colors. These aluminum structures are made to look like wood, but they come with none of wood’s maintenance issues. Our quality patio covers offer seven color choices for beautiful, long-lasting, weather-resistant finishes.
4. Extend It
Your tiny, 3-foot-by-3-foot patio just isn’t cutting it when you’re trying to cram in everyone on your party guest list. Consider extending your deck into a bigger, more gorgeous space. Patio Covers of Idaho installs Trex decks that are made of composite materials resistant to these common deck problems:
5. Decorate It
Whether you decide to upgrade to upcycled wood furniture or hang on to your old furnishings, you can bring new life to your patio space with simple splashes of color. Think about covering bland-looking cushions with a more vibrant fabric. Introduce some painted vintage lanterns into the space for a rustic-chic vibe. Repurpose unexpected items as planters for bright, summery flowers or fragrant herbs.
6. Accent It
After you’ve invested time and money to get your patio up to party standards, you’ll want to accent your work with lights. You can keep the party rolling right into the evening! The right lighting elements make patios look inviting and can even offer safety and security for you and your guests. Hang fairy lights on your patio coverings to add a touch of intimacy and playfulness to your evening gatherings. Add floodlights to highlight a prominent feature of your backyard such as an ancient oak tree or a stunning, new pergola. Smaller landscape lights are perfect to define paths, entrances, and steps that lead to your patio.
Check out your backyard and patio with a creative eye, deciding whether one or more of these suggestions are right for your space and budget. If you’re ready to cover or extend your patio with a new pergola, covering, or deck, Patio Covers of Idaho has low-maintenance solutions that look great and perform exceptionally. Give us a call today to get your patio ready for your perfect summer backyard outings.