Outdoor Oasis: Patios

    Outdoor Oasis: Patios

    Aug 07, 2018

    Now that summer is almost over, its getting time to throw an annual "End of the Summer BBQ." What a better way to impress all your friends and neighbors by dressing up your patio. Have you had a busy fun filled summer and not done anything to your homes backyard? Well, you sound like the majority of us, but here are a few quick and easy way to add more functionality to your patio or deck.

    • first if your yard is big enough make multiple layers. Add pavers to raise part of your yard and make it specifically for dining and grilling.
    • install some shade. Most tables nowadays have a hole in the middle of them. Buy an umbrella that matches your style or a free standing one that doesn't connect to your table. They are great to keep the sun out of your food and keep your guests cool.
    • live in the city and want some privacy? use planters and tall grass to divide your space and keep your nosy neighbors out.
    • double duty furniture is also great. stools can be used for tables or for sitting, benches that turn into tables as well as big fluffy cushions for kids to sit on. The possibilities are endless.
    • brighten up your space. during the warm summer months hang paper lanterns that are easy to take down with the storms come or string lights that add some brightness without making your backyard look like Christmas has come early. Not only can your outdoor space be used during the day under the sun but it can be used at night as well.

    The possibilities are endless. If you are looking for more options check out Deck Décor Ideas to see what other ways to dress it up or to help you learn about your backyard style.