You’re probably reading this and thinking about getting your garden ready for the summer months so you can enjoy your time outdoors with your family and friends. One of the tasks on your to-do list is undoubtedly revamping your patio area.
If you’re looking at your patio and feel a bit overwhelmed and perhaps unsure where to begin, don’t worry. The following inspirational tips and ideas will give you a good starting point to upgrade the aesthetics of your patio, ready for you to enjoy whenever you want:
Start With the Ground
What have you got on your ground in your patio area? When you begin upgrading the look of any existing patio area, you should consider what’s there at the moment and what you ultimately want. That’s because both points will impact the cost and time it takes.
For example, if you’ve only got grass and dirt on your patio, you’ll need to dig a lot of it out to create a sturdy foundation for block paving or concrete. Alternatively, you could save on costs by having decking installed over the dirt.
Another popular upgrade is outdoor tiles. They can make any patio look great and also increase the value of any home. Outdoor tiles are easy to clean and are pretty hardwearing compared to some types of decking, for example.
Do You Want Some Privacy?
If you want an area of your patio where you get some privacy or even some shade from the sun, you’ll need to consider how to achieve that goal. One way to do that is by installing a pergola and having some climbing plants grow on them.
Another option might be to have a large outdoor umbrella affixed to a garden table. You can usually buy them as part of a patio furniture set; doing so also means you’ll end up with matching furniture.
There are other ways you can add privacy to your patio area. If you don’t already have fencing on your property boundaries, you can install them. Another option might be to get some bamboo fencing to create an enclosed patio area if your existing fences aren’t tall.
Having some select plants around your patio that grows tall is another idea you could consider for additional privacy.
Increase Your Seating Comfort
As mentioned earlier, it’s possible to buy patio furniture sets. But, you should bear in mind that some patio seating is more comfortable than others. It makes sense to try out some patio seating in person before you buy anything.
The last thing you want to do is spend hundreds of pounds on a patio furniture set only to discover that it’s more comfortable to sit on the ground!
Think About Your Lighting Needs
Finally, no patio upgrade is complete without adding some outdoor lighting. It could be something as simple as putting up some fairy lights along the walls or shrubs by your patio. Or, it could involve having some motion-activated LED lighting installed.
You may even want to keep things simple with some tea lights in glass jars to create a romantic theme. Whatever your taste in outdoor lighting, make sure it’s something you don’t forget when you revamp your patio.
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