Giving Your Outdoor Space a Make-Over
Relaxing on the great outdoors can be so rewarding taking in all that nature has to offer as we connect with family and friends or what about dinning in the cool of the evening or having some peace and quiet with a book in our hands forgetting about the hustle and bustle of life being recharge for the days ahead.
Constructing an outdoor patio along with installing a garden can bring such rewards as we relax in our oasis which can bring peace of mind as it calms the soul. Creating an outdoor living space can take on many styles base on your needs and the size area to be used. For more on outdoor patio ideas let’s have a closer look.
Outdoor Patio Ideas
For me personally, I have seen many patios from larger to medium and even small with different shapes fitting the homeowner’s needs that brought much comfort. When we think of and outdoor patio we should not only envision an area that offers space with tables and chairs but and area that presents us with the opportunity to become creative, constructing and area like this is possible, and guess what you don’t have to break the piggy bank to accomplish this.
What to Include
Besides, the tables and chairs here are a few items you may want to include. Now what I want to say here is these are just listed items so include only what meets your needs.
- Fire Place
- Fire Pit
- Outdoor Kitchen
- A stereo system
- A bar area
- Adding potted plants
Start with the area
When deciding on constructing an outdoor patio first determine where to place it and what size it will be. Starting from this point will help make it clear as all that should be included or at least it will get the ball rolling in the right direction. The size of the area should be the determining factor with the furniture size.
When choosing tables or a table for your patio don’t only look at style but type as far as the material is concerned. If your patio doesn’t have a shade or cover to protect the table from the elements such as the sun, draft, and rain, furniture may begin to fade and deteriorate. Weather-resistant furniture such as aluminum, synthetic wicker, etc… is a great choice so when choosing furniture don’t only go for beauty but furniture which can withstand weather conditions.
When choosing chairs keep the same in mind as tables, while I must agree we should go for comfort with this typesetting consider weather conditions also.
Placing a fire pit in the center of your patio aligned with chairs is so cool, this is a great way to relax especially doing chilly days. Pull up a chair or two and roast marshmallows while relaxing with family or friends. I am sure a setting like this is truly amazing.
A well-lit patio at nighttime is pretty cool, giving a romantic look that is so restful. If you’re planning on spending some time dining or relaxing during the even hours on your patio as dark falls then adding light fixtures is a must. Outdoor weather resistance lights will give all the lighting you need, so light up your world with outdoor weather-resistant lights.
A fireplace can be so cozy with the sound of wood that’s burning will set the tone for a relaxing or romantic evening. There are also fireplaces that can be installed which will give the appearance of fire burning but in actuality was constructed to give that feature whichever you chose be assured that you will find an experience like this so amazing.
Sofas can give an exotic look along with being so comfortable, when choosing sofas, again go for weather resistance. Wickers is a favorite choice.
Spruce up your patio by installing an outdoor kitchen, an outdoor kitchen makes it so easy with gatherings everything thing is right there at your fingertips. Your outdoor kitchen does not need to be elaborate as the one in the photo, it can be a kitchen that is simple but yet gives you everything that you need. An outdoor kitchen is not a must but if you want to take your outdoor patio space to the next level then an out kitchen will work wonders for you.
Remember to work with a budget, if your desire is to have an outdoor kitchen then take it in stages, and eventually, you will have a patio furnish with a kitchen that you will be pleased with.
Keep your guest cool with the use of outdoor ceiling fans or fans that are mounted on a post, fans that are used for these purposes look pretty cool adding that touch of class.
The use of umbrellas will work wonders in keeping both you and your guest cool during those hot months. Installing umbrellas on each table will keep everybody happy. Just remember after each event to close umbrellas and watch out for those windy days keep umbrellas close to ensure that your tables don’t topple over.
Having a grill out on your outdoor patio can be so much fun especially while watching the game with family or friends. There is nothing like the smell of food on a grill prepared just the way you want it so install a grill and fire it up as you prepare those meals the healthy way.
Entertain your guest by taking it to the next level with the installation of a television. A mounted television looks so classy and can provide hours of entertainment in your outdoor living area, a setting like this may cause you to spend more time in this area.
A stereo system
A stereo system or cd system playing your favorite music sets the tone for such relaxation relieving stress as you reconnect. This is a great way to be rejuvenated as you are entertained and mellow to the sounds of classical music.
A bar area
When you think, of a bar what comes to mind? well as for me the thought of creating healthy drinks like a smoothy or blending natural juices is pretty great to live healthily. You may want to include a bar in your outdoor patio area to accomplish this making life easy for both you and your guest to have those healthy drinks at your fingertips.
Adding potted plants
There is just something about plants, adding plants to an outdoor patio area can spruce up and bring much flavor with a garden setting that is so stylish. I have both seen and worked on such patios which brought much delight.
Installing plants directly into the ground or adding a container garden will work wonders. Note however that when working with plant materials it is best to be knowledgeable about all that is needed in order to keep those plants growing healthy. Knowledge such as the amount of light that is needed, soil type, water and fertilizer needs, etc… will go a long way in helping your garden plants to thrive. For more on garden plants and their care refer to the category section.
As mention earlier there are so many great ideas you can come up with that meets your needs. I have seen these gardens in many styles and sizes, Patio gardens are here to stay and these garden types are catching the attention of many homeowners as they decide to spend some of their time on the great outdoors connecting not only with friends and family but nature in such a great way that is healthy to one’s mental as well as emotional state of well-being.
1. If the furniture does not have shade and is not weather-resistant then what you may want to do is to provide covers when not in use to preserve or protect them.
2. Do an inspection to ensure that your furniture is always in good repair.
3. Keep furniture clean with feather dusters, clean cloth, or as directed by the manufacturer.
4. When moving furniture around do so carefully to avoid damage.
The final word
There you have it your very owned patio garden designed by your own hands. This gives such a great feeling as you create an area such as this that can be entertaining or relaxing as you enjoy your private garden oasis.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.