How to Perk up Your Spring with 4 Patio Upgrades
Warner weather has arrived and most of us our itching to get out to spend time on our patios. If you stepped outside and noticed that your patio isn’t the lively entertainment area that you once remembered, it’s time to get to work. The winter season is quite taxing on your exterior, and the patio is no exception.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to perk up your patio and prepare it for the spring and summer seasons:
1. Wash the Deck
There is no doubt that a lot of dirt and grime accumulated on your patio over the winter. Now is the time to pay attention to the flooring of your patio area, whether it’s wood, concrete, or something else. Wood will need the most attention, since the winter season probably caused fading. Depending on the severity of color loss and condition of the wood, you may even need to consider sanding and re-staining the deck.
Concrete is quite easy to clean. All you need to do is give the area a good sweeping and wash it down with a hose.
Don’t forget that there’s no need to leave your patio floor bare. Consider adding an outdoor rug or carpeting for an interesting flair.
2. Put Pizzazz into Your Patio Furniture
Once the flooring of your patio is in order, the next step is to bring your patio furniture out of hiding. If the furniture is old, you can consider replacing the cushions if the chairs are still in good shape. There are all kinds of interesting patterns and colors you can choose from to add pizzazz to your patio. You can even consider adding new outdoor pillows for a new yet inviting look.
3. Upgrade Your Patio Door
Has your patio door seen better days? If so, spring is the best time to consider an upgrade. Your patio door is likely used in the spring and summer more than any other season, so make any necessary replacements before things get too busy. After all, who wants to be bothered with replacing a door right before your big family barbeque?
4. Take the Time to Landscape
Now that your patio is coming together, don’t forget about landscaping. Even though you can’t plant directly on the patio, you can certainly add elements such as flower boxes and even large potted plants. Not only will these upgrades give your patio a pop of color, but they can help create a peaceful setting after a long day’s work.
Use these tips to get your patio in perfect shape for the summer season, and enjoy all of the gatherings and festivities to come.