Patios are great for entertaining, relaxing, and eating. The ideal outdoor living space for summertime is a patio. Patio upgrades need not be time-consuming or expensive. According to Statista, in 2017, more than 40% of homeowners used their outdoor space for entertaining. Upgrading your patio will give it a fresh look and will also appeal to potential buyers of your property. Below are seven ways to improve your patio.
1. Change the Doorway
Changing the doorway to the patio can make the outdoors inviting. Choosing the right door can maximize the lighting and improve the ventilation of, the indoor area adjacent to the patio. The doors can be sliding, French swing doors, or multiple folding doors.
2. Upgrade the Windows
If you have an enclosed patio, upgrading the windows and frames can enhance the look and feel of the patio. You can choose from acrylic panes, glass panes, and vinyl panes.
3. Provide Some Shade
If your patio is uncovered, having an awning will provide shade for hot or rainy weather. You can choose between a retractable awning or a stationary awning. You will make more use of your patio if there is some shade to relax under.
4. Changing the Furniture
Selling your old furniture and purchasing new furniture is a great way to revamp your patio. You have a variety of materials to pick from, including wrought iron, plastic, wood, synthetic rattan, and wicker furniture.
5. Building a Fire-Pit
This is a great addition to the patio. With a fire pit, the patio can be used in the cooler months as well. Sitting around a fire pit is a great way to spend quality time with family, away from electronic gadgets.
6. Add a Water Feature
Adding a fountain, pond, small rock waterfall, or even a birdbath will give a good focal point to your patio. The sound of running water can be soothing, making the patio a great place to relax.
Adding a variety of plants and flowers will automatically give color and vibrancy to your patio. You can plant a small tree, have climbing foliage, hanging plants, vertical gardens, and tiered potted plants. Plan to have flowers that bloom in different seasons.
Patios are a great place to unwind and can be structured in a way that they can be used throughout the year. Patio improvements will require the services of a professional contractor. If you’re looking for replacement doors and windows for your patio project, contact Jons Window and Awning today!