Many homeowners take pride in the look and functionality of their backyard patio, especially for those who enjoy frequently entertaining guests. Depending on where you live, you might only be able to utilize your backyard during certain seasons of the year. Therefore, you want your backyard to look its best during the time it is usable.
DOES YOUR PATIO NEED TO BE UPDATED?
Whether you have a small or large backyard, a patio is a great place to entertain guests by having a cookout, a bonfire or just simply a relaxing night enjoying the fresh air and beautiful weather. If you are thinking of making some updates to your patio, take a moment to evaluate what your plan is with the patio space you currently have. If you are struggling with where to start, contacting a professional company to consult you is a good idea. Redoing your patio, yourself could result in frustration, spending over budget and what can seem like endless hours of work.
FRESHIN UP YOUR PATIO WITH A PAINT OR STAIN
Updating your backyard can be an exciting task, but also quite an undertaking if you are looking to change the whole layout of it. If you are looking for a small remodel on a budget, a good place to start is with a patio refresh. A patio refresh can be something as simple as painting and/or staining your current patio. Not only will it freshen up the look of your patio, but it will help to protect it from the wear and tear it will face over the coming months. It is important to use a paint or stain that is waterproof and features some level of UV protection in it.
This can be a fun task if you choose to switch up the look of your patio area by staining it a darker color or maybe painting it a bright color to breathe some new light into an old space. Some people have even painted their deck with stencils or a design like a checkerboard to give it a cool new vibe. If you have a stone patio, then you could coat the surface with masonry stain, giving your stone a fresh glow.
YOUR PATIO OPTIONS
If you are looking to do a little more work than just a new coat of paint, you could consider a few options for your patio. There are easy renovations that can be done without turning into a major project. Smaller patios can easily be made out of pallets or a floating deck which can save you a lot of money on lumber. Many home improvement stores sell different variations of patio flooring options, such as interlocking deck tiles or other outdoor flooring that can easily be laid down over concrete or a flat surface.
You can perk up a patio by using pavers, which is a great option for upgrading a typical poured-concrete patio. Most often concrete pavers are moderately priced and come in a wide variety of options to choose from. In turn, they are also easier and less expensive to repair. Of course, depending on your time frame and budget, other types of stone can be used in order to achieve the look you are trying to achieve.
ACCENTS TO YOUR PATIO ARE KEY
After you have done your patio renovations, adding some new accent pieces or furniture can be a great finishing touch. Whether it is some new throw pillows, rugs, plants or new chairs, a few small updates will go a long way. One great accent to add to any patio area are hanging lights. They are quick to hang up and can plug right in to any outlet. Accents are where you can really showcase your personal style and bring your patio to life.
GIVE PAINTERS IN CT A CALL!
At Painters in CT, we can help to give you options as to which patio designs and materials would be best for your yard. We strive to help you bring your vision to life so that you are proud to entertain guests in your updated patio!
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