Summer is quickly approaching, and that means months of warm weather, barbecues with friends and family, and vacations with the family. Now is the perfect time to prepare for the fun times this summer by upgrading your patio for summertime use.
Start by daydreaming about backyard entertaining. What do you envision for your patio? For some, the perfect patio is a small, intimate nook off the master bedroom complete with French patio doors and lush greenery. For others, it’s a patio enclosure where the kids can “camp out” safely on warm summer nights. It might even be an outdoor living space with a fireplace, built-in barbecue, plenty of seating, and amenities galore.
Once you do have the picture in your mind, think about your current set up. What do you like and dislike about it? Perhaps the patio doors are worn and hard to operate, in which case replacing the patio doors would result in an immediate improvement both in terms of form and function.
Not quite sure where to start? Below are a few patio projects to tackle:
Step outside your patio doors and reevaluate your current patio floor. Is it a boring slab of concrete? Dirt? Crumbled and uneven pavers just waiting for an accident to happen? Consider wooden or ceramic tiles, stamped concrete, or natural stone flooring for your outdoor patio floor.
Replacing your patio doors can breathe new life into your outdoor living space, and your indoor living space at the same time. Consider sliding French doors for a charming transition or gliding glass doors for maximum views and smoothly operating hardware.
While having an outdoor patio is ideal for entertaining outdoors, some families prefer patio enclosures. Patio enclosures can retain that outdoorsy feeling, but with protection from the sun, rain, and bugs. For the ultimate in summertime and year-round use, equip your patio enclosure with beautiful patio doors and energy efficient windows.
Virtually any patio can be transformed with the right patio amenities ranging from patio doors and covers, patio lighting, and ceiling fans to built-in pizza ovens, barbecues, and fire pits. If you’re looking for a quick DIY transformation, consider upgrading your patio furniture. The key here is comfort and durability.
No matter which patio doors, flooring, patio enclosure options, or amenities appeal to you, preparing your patio for summertime use now will ensure that it’s ready once summer heats up.