With the right design, furniture, and structure, you can transform most patio spaces and create an outdoor living area that you love spending time in. With summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can redesign or revamp your patio to create the ideal space for lounging, entertaining, or simply basking in the sun. To give you some inspiration, here are a few simple ways to transform your patio that will suit all types of budgets.
Make it comfortable
While your patio may have a concrete floor, that doesn’t mean you can’t make it comfortable and cozy. Turn your patio into a relaxing space with bean bags, an outdoor rug, hanging lights, a sofa, or a coffee table to create an extension of your living room in the warmer months. Hanging plants and greenery will also give your patio a calming feel, especially if you incorporate wooden furniture into the decor.
Create a cover
If you live on the west coast you’ll know that the weather can be slightly unpredictable, which is why it always helps to have a little bit of cover. If your patio is large enough, hire your local millwork specialist to build a pergola to provide shade from the sun and protection from the rain. This will allow you to use your outside area throughout summer and even into fall, making the space much more versatile.
Use it for entertaining
A patio is a great place for entertaining, and there are endless ways you can transform your space to make it a sociable area. If you want to create an entertainment hub, consider adding a bar area with a high wooden bench and stools so you can mix up your drinks under the stars. Decorate your space with lights or lanterns and invest in a heater to protect you from the chill.
Make it functional
Rather than allocating one use for your patio, why not make it multi-functional instead? If you enjoy gardening, have a table and cabinet custom-built to hold your gardening equipment and organize it in a presentable way. Opt for a wooden table that’s big enough to fit the family, and decorate the space with potted plants or a trellis with climbing vines.
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