The arrival of the warmer months usually also means more time spent outdoors. However, going on distant summer getaways might not always be ideal. So, you may have to work with what you have at home. If you have available outdoor space, you can turn this into your own sanctuary by creating a summer-ready patio.

Perhaps what’s pulling you back from spending time outdoors in your garden is the fact it looks nothing like a pleasing and cozy space to spend some time in. Has it been years since you last worked in your garden? Are you thinking of sprucing up your patio?

Fortunately, there are many things you can do to enhance your patio and make it summer ready, we suggest that you continue reading to learn some interesting facts.

Your Guide To An Amazing Summer Ready Patio

1. Create an outdoor lounge or bar.

If you have the space for it, in addition to creating an area where you can entertain with meals and lounging, you can also create an outdoor bar. This way, you won’t have to keep going back inside the house to get drinks and serve cold beverages. Or, if you have people over for a game night party, you can switch things up by hosting it outdoors.

An outdoor bar is a perfect addition to your outdoor space for the summer since the weather will actually allow you to spend some time in it. 

Here’s how you can start setting one up:

  • Look for good quality, well-designed outdoor patio bar furniture to match the other pieces of outdoor furniture you may also have.
  • Create an open kitchen concept so you can also use the outdoor bar as a space to grill or finish up some simple cooking when hosting afternoon parties or dinners.
  • Have enough shelving, so you can also use the extra space to store some of the utensils you’ll usually use for dinners and get-togethers.
  • Set aside an area for the television and other outdoor entertainment equipment.

2. Clean the patio surface.

If you have a pressure washer at home, it’s a good idea to give your outdoor patio a good clean regularly. A thorough cleaning is especially necessary after the cold months, during which you don’t use your patio as much. In preparation for summer, you can also clean the patio surface and the walls with a pressure washer.

If you don’t have one, call for professional cleaning services. After washing the dirt and grime from the past few months, you can then maintain the beauty of your patio with minor, regular weekly cleaning activities like sweeping and brushing the floor.

3. Bring out colorful cushions.

Adding some colorful throw pillows is an easy way to add some comfort and vibrance for a summer-ready patio. If they’re old and dingy, you may also consider heading out and shopping for new ones. With any luck, you just might find stores that are on sale and you can get good-looking pillows for a much lower price.

4. Steam clean the furniture.

This tip applies if you already have existing outdoor furniture and they haven’t been used for some time. Give your furniture, especially the couches, a good clean by vacuuming and steam cleaning them.

Of course, you wouldn’t want to sit on a couch that’s dirty and dusty. You can give yourself and your guests that added comfort by washing the furniture as the summer season comes along. However, if you don’t have a steamer and vacuum cleaner, you can always ask for help from professional furniture deep cleaning services.

5. Add vibrant plants.

There’s nothing more serene and relaxing than having a lot of plants on your patio. If you have a flat, plain garden, adding more plants can help give your garden some depth and dimension.

You can even consider planting a tree. With a tree, you can add shade to your garden, thus extending the area where you, your family, and guests can lounge during the day. Plus, you can also make your outdoor patio look even better at night with tree lights. Amazingly, these design elements instantly enhance the look of your outdoor space.

6. Mow the grass regularly.

Another preparation you can do for the summer season is to trim the grass. Over the colder months, the grass grows only a little but may now appear messy as it’s not easy to do garden work when it’s cold. So, now that the weather is warmer, it’s a good opportunity to give the grass a good trim.

No matter how big or nice your patio maybe if the garden around it is full of weeds and long grass, it isn’t pleasing to the sight for anyone. On the other hand, a well-maintained garden is perfect for the summer, as your kids will have more room to run around and enjoy.

7. Let the cool air flow.

The summer nights may be breezy and cool, but the days can be hot. Depending on where you are, it can even get too hot. Surely, you’ll want to make the most out of the weather by spending more time outdoors. For instance, you might have breakfast out on your patio, or perhaps it’s simply a place to relax on the weekends.

Ensure that you’ll always have cool air on your patio by having ceiling fans installed. This is a worthwhile investment that guarantees the comfort of everyone who spends time on your patio.

In conclusion.

The summer months are perfect for spending more time outdoors with family and friends. Plus, when the kids are on a break from school, the family needs a summer ready patio to spend outdoor activities together.

Also, regardless of the size of your yard, it’s nice to have a patio. You can make it summer-ready by taking note of the tips mentioned above. Just think of all the activities you can enjoy on your patio: family gatherings, birthday parties, or even a simple change of scenery as you work from home.

If you have any questions or suggestions, we always love to hear from you in the comments below. Also below are links to more fantastic articles about ALL things DESIGN for your home or business.

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