Getting ready for summer parties?
Your patio makes an excellent space for entertaining. Your guests have access to all the comforts of your home while enjoying the many health benefits of being outdoors.
Are you ready to fix up your patio?
Here are five essentials to transform your ordinary patio into a place that wows and entertains your guests.
1. Comfortable Seating for Relaxing
You can make any patio into a comfortable zone of relaxation by adding the right seating. Here’s several options ideal for the outdoors:
- Porch Swing
- Outdoor couches
- Patio chairs with pillows
When you choose seats, you should consider several factors.
What would be most comfortable? Avoid chairs that pinch or catch hair on nails. Instead, opt for benches and chairs with cushions.
Where will you store the furniture? Between summer parties, you will put your furniture away to keep it safe from the elements. Choose furniture that easily fits in a garage or shed.
How much room does your patio have? While you want to have enough seating for everyone, you also want room for people to move around the patio. Choose furniture that isn’t too bulky to make the most of the space.
2. Small Tables for Entertaining
Outdoor summer parties pair perfectly with a good barbeque, fresh fruit, and a cup of lemonade. If you are serving food to your outdoor guests, you’ll also want a place to set the food.
Small tables scattered about the seating area of your patio make safe surfaces for guests’ food and drinks. They can also hold belongings and decorative items.
Large tables are best for picnic areas but aren’t a good choice for a small patio. You don’t want the table to take up your entire entertaining area. Small tables allow guests more walking room.
3. Shaded Areas from the Sun
If you are outside in the sun, you need proper sun protection. The CDC recommends using sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every two hours.
You can also protect your skin from UV rays by staying in the shade. Adding an umbrella, canopy, trees, or protective walls to your patio will protect you and your guests from too much sun exposure.
4. A Fire Place for Summer Nights
A firepit is more than a decorative item. It can also provide warmth on cooler evenings and a place for grilling during your outdoor parties.
Fire pits have four main types – wood, gel, propane, or gas. They also range in appearances from open to closed to semi-enclosed.
5. Plants and Lights for Character
You can turn any space into your customised corner of the world by adding plants and other decorative items. The right lighting will also add a magical touch to your garden area.
Start Renovating Your Patio Today
If you are ready to begin renovating your patio, swing by your local hardware and furniture stores to find great deals on patio furniture. Also, look at ways to renovate your patio so that it remains safe and sturdy for all your summer parties.
Once you’ve finished, take time to relax on your patio with a fresh cup of lemonade – enjoying the sun and friends.