The patio. Something all the home improvement shows on the television tell us we should take pride in, walking across sandstone slabs with the gentle rushing of water in the background. Sounds picturesque already, doesn’t it? However, in reality, only a few people are lucky enough to have this kind of space to themselves. Spending some time outside is something we should all do a little more of. However, when your backyard looks dingy and dirty, and the grass isn’t green or fluffy anymore, we don’t really want to bask in our own space! Thankfully, there’s some easy ways to fix this up, for people of all skill levels.
Know Where to Place it
Outdoor living is on the up and up, and that usually means a patio is connected to a backdoor, adjacent to the wall or a conservatory. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t design your patio at the back of the garden, towards the side, or even right in the middle. It’s your garden and in the natural world there’s no restrictions on how to cut the lawn around your socialising area.
A patio is a place for you to sit down and relax, so make sure it’s somewhere you know you can bask in the outside world whilst still retaining a private feel. You’re going to need somewhere big enough to fit all of your family, and a few guests when you hold those summer barbecues, so keep the space in mind as well.
Choosing the Right Furniture
Furniture is something that can make or break a patio. You’re going to need a couple of chairs at the very least as sitting on the ground isn’t exactly desirable, even when you have a warm and dry space to do it on. Make sure you’ve got a table and parasol as well, for the more sunny days, and you’re going to be spending almost every day outside, completing your daily tasks with a flair.
Try and buy from garden centres or DIY stores, as these places sell the right kind of woods and metals to stand the test of time against outside conditions and extreme weather. Of course, if nothing is to your taste, you can always buy some normal indoor seats and then treat them with the right solutions. Overall, remember that you’re going to need to take care of any furniture you put outside, as everything can get worn down. Knowing how to maintain your garden furniture can take some time and effort, but it means you’re not going to have to fork out for new cushions and wicker pieces month after month. Save money and look good whilst doing it!
Creating a patio worthy of your love is a nice project to get started on for this year. With spring coming up, and summer soon following it, it’s almost like you can feel the warm air on your skin! Make sure you’re basking in that feeling as much as you can when winter leaves.