One Day Patio Makeover
Now that autumn is in full effect and the weather is inviting for entertaining friends and family—it’s about time to give your backyard space that much needed facelift you’ve been talking about but haven’t decided to tackle. Do you feel your patio is a little sub-par and wouldn’t be the best place to entertain your guests? Well, I’ve got 7 easy low cost steps for giving your patio a 180-degree makeover all in under one day. These tips are perfect if your planning to have company over and you really need to shine as a host/hostess in no time at all.
Clear Unwanted Debris
First thing you may want to do is get any unwanted debris off your patio that may be an eye sore to your guests. Either get your industrial shop broom to sweep up the area or finally put that garden hose of your to work and spray the entire area clean.
Easy and Inexpensive Repairs
Next you may want to check your patio furniture for any torn cushions, or worn areas that appear to be sun rotted. If you have metal patio furniture—it’s fairly easy to buy some outdoor furniture paint for as low as $.99 per can. Scrub your furniture thoroughly, let it dry, then paint over entire surface. This quick fix will last a long time and is a highly recommended treatment for a fast fix. If possible, try matching the paint on the patio furniture with the same color schemes you’re working with inside your home. A very nice touch.
Find Your Green Thumb
Another excellent addition to your back yard social spot is plants and trees of all sorts. Creating a nice vertical plane will help derive a feeling of an intimate gathering away from your neighbors. Banana palms and bamboo trees are excellent ways to create that seclusion you desire, plus it gives the area a nice tropical feel.
Add the Little Touches
A great subtle touch to any backyard is a nice assortment of decorative throw pillows to add some bright colors and textures to your existing patio furniture. Try matching some tones from inside your home to the patio as well.
Create Your Privacy
If you’re looking to add some much-needed flavor to your nearly re-vamped patio try surrounding your patio with some colorful and light patterned curtains. This will provide some nice coverage from the summer heat, and give you all the privacy you need from your neighbors.
Bring in the Conversation Pieces
Also, the easy install of a decorative wall or floor fountain can really bring your patio to life. If you already have power outlets outside then you’re one step closer to having a patio worth talking about. Fountains can range from $50-$200 depending on what you’re looking for.
Tie it All Together
The last few finishing touches, which can make a noticeable difference once applied are, the addition of wind chimes for a pleasant soothing environment and eye-catching flavor And lastly, try and find a nice colorful rug to tie everything together, and really let everyone know that you have a brand new patio ready for any outdoor occasion.