4 Tips for Creating Your Dream Patio

Patio weather is here! With warmer days and longer nights, it’s time to fire up the grill, dust off the outdoor table and cushions, and spend some time soaking up the sun. Did you neglect your beloved outdoor space during the cooler months? No worries! Spring is the perfect time to refresh your patio setting so that you can enjoy it until the chillier weather returns once again. We’ll offer some ideas to help you turn your outdoor space into the patio of your dreams.

Comfortable seating space

To ensure that you will want to spend time on your patio, having comfortable, inviting seating is a must. Think about how you will use the space—will you use it to enjoy meals outdoors? Will you use it to sit by the pool and watch the kids play? Sometimes we can get very caught up in what we think a patio should be, but it really comes down to how it will best work for you. If you don’t plan on using your patio to eat, then don’t waste precious space with a table. This post demonstrates the various ways you can make your patio exactly what you want it to be.

Adequate and fun lighting

While the sun sets much later in the spring and summer, you’ll want to have adequate lighting to keep the party going later if you so desire. Though your patio will come equipped with overhead and/or backyard lighting, you may prefer something softer or more festive. String of patio lights can add delightful ambiance to any backyard.

Cooking in style

Spring and summer are all about outdoor cooking. Whether your cup of tea is hamburgers and hot dogs, seafood, or fresh vegetables, there’s just something about warm breezes that invite backyard barbecues. To make the most of grilling season, make sure you have the tools you need to make delicious food that will have everyone craving more. Check out these reviews on some of the best gas grills and what to look for before you invest in one. Or maybe you’re on the fence about whether to get a gas or charcoal grill. Perhaps you’re interested in being the envy of the neighborhood with a smoker that will smoke delicious food all day and leave everyone drooling over the smell.

Make it pretty

When it comes to decorating your home, don’t forget about the patio space. Treat it as you would any other room. Decide on the color scheme that will make you happiest and choose furniture and accessories that will maximize your use of the space. The bonus with an outdoor space is that you are blessed with the beauty of nature. Still, don’t be shy about enhancing it with your own additions. You can build a flower bed around the patio or just get some decorative planters and scatter them amongst your decor.

Spring and summer are for enjoying the outdoors, so when you’re planning your adventures during this warm season, don’t forget about your greatest resource: your own backyard!