Spring is coming. Promise! Soon, you’ll be heading outdoors, working in the garden, cooking on the grill, and relaxing on your patio. Wouldn’t it be great to have a new outdoor living space this year?
Now is the time to get started. Perk up your patio with a spring makeover, so you can enjoy it long into the fall. Do a top-to-bottom renovation or just a budget-friendly “refresh”.
Start by pressure washing the exterior, so you can get a good look at what you have to work with.
Next, take a good, honest look at your patio area. Is it well defined–with flooring and walls–or just a walkout? How much room do you have for furniture and a cooking space? What would you like to be able to do most on your patio? And (big question), how much are you willing to invest in your patio renovation?
Consider adding stucco or stone siding to your home’s exterior walls and outdoor kitchen to create an elegant, but natural look for your new patio. We can help you explore the possibilities. Then, decide how you want to define your patio area. You don’t have to build walls. Use shrubs, container gardens, or even paint or stain wood pallets. If you have any existing concrete floor, paint it, stencil a pattern, or apply a stain. If you have the budget, pavers can completely alter the look of your outdoor living space.
A new patio door is a good investment, particularly if your current one is warped, drafty, or hard to close. Imagine the beauty of sliding French doors as the entry to your new patio.
A pergola is a wonderful focal point for a patio! They’re easy to build, and you can add a canopy that can be removed when you want more sunshine.
Get rid of your mismatched and tired patio furniture Replace it with an outdoor living room and dining set. Or, if your furniture still has plenty of life, substitute new cushions or pillows. Add exterior lighting to finish off the patio. These can range from light fixtures to strings of twinkling lights, which are available in a wide variety of designs for any décor.
By getting started now on the planning of your patio makeover, you can enjoy the outdoor living space as soon as the weather cooperates!