Spending time outside in the warm weather is one of the best parts of summer. You can have friends and family over for barbeques and your kids can have fun in the sun. After a long winter, you might be looking at your patio and thinking about what you can do to make it even better for the coming summer. We have a few ideas for you that will make your patio the best-looking one on the block.
- Sun Protection
When you spend time outside, it’s important to protect yourself from the sun. Sunburn can cause long-term skin damage and the sun can make an otherwise lovely outside space uncomfortably warm. Luckily there are several ways you can make your patio a shady spot. You can put lots of umbrellas around, making sure each seating area is covered. If you have a pergola, install a pergola canopy. These are retractable shades that easily attach to existing pergolas, providing lots of shade.
- Potted Plants
Even if you have a landscaped garden that surrounds your patio, adding a few oversized pots with colorful plants will give your space a whole new look and dimension. Choose native plants that attract butterflies and bees to really make your patio feel alive and help the local environment.
- Outdoor Lighting
Summer days are long but the sun does go down eventually. Extend the party by installing lighting outside, whether it is fairy lights or hanging lamps. They will make a statement while giving illumination. Just make sure to use outdoor bulbs and cords to keep them safe in bad weather.
If you implement these suggestions, your patio can be the place where you and your family spend your whole summer. Who would want to stay inside when they have such a nice outside space? Not you!