The warm weather is quickly approaching, and there is nothing better than being outdoors with friends and family. This season, maximize your enjoyment at home by building a fabulous outdoor space that will you to spend more time outdoors this summertime. Use these design ideas to create comfort and functionality this season!
Protect the Area from Rain
Covering your patio will help protect you and your guests from harsh outdoor elements like rain, wind, and even sun. If you can, utilizing a patio cover that matches your house will make it appear as if it is a part of your home. Attach it to your house with the construction that matches your home’s roof. Wood is an excellent choice for a gorgeous, natural patio cover that will hold up for many years.
Incorporate Fans to Stay Cool
Yes, you are allowed to have outdoor ceiling fans that can help you stay cool during the hottest summer days. Fans are also fantastic if you have pets that spend a lot of time outside—they will feel much cooler under a fan. Don’t worry about getting heatstroke, or about a pet getting too hot, my incorporating fans to stay cool this season.
Add a Fireplace Accent
Having an outdoor fireplace means you can spend even more time on your patio when the sun goes down and the temperature drops or you can feel comfy in front of the fire on days when it merely doesn’t get as warm. If you do not want a full fireplace, consider a fire pit. This will give you the cozy feel of a fireplace without the commitment.
Make Space for a Grill
It’s enjoyable to cook outdoors in the summertime, so you’ll max out your patio usage over the summer months if it has options for cooking. This could be as basic as a grill for cooking meat and vegetables or as elaborate as a built-in pizza oven. Design a stone countertop with an outdoor sink for extra workspace. You can also add waterproof cabinets that are designed to withstand the elements so you can organize all the items you want to store outside.
Create a Cozy Atmosphere
String pretty lights above your patio or add tiki torches for evening lighting. Music is essential to set the mood, so install a sound system or buy portable speakers to stream your favorite playlist for a relaxing summer dinner party. Add lively greenery and color with hanging baskets and flower planters around your patio area.