Southerners are often described as having a backyard culture—we greatly value spending time with family and friends on the patio in our own backyard oasis. Whether it’s for gardening or for a summer cookout, the warmer weather invokes a strong desire to spend more time outdoors soaking up some rays of sunlight. But if the winter months have left your patio looking drab, don’t fret! With a little TLC, you can revamp your patio to perfection just in time for summer!
A Good, Deep Clean – Exposure to the elements over a prolonged period of time can leave your patio looking dull. Try pressure washing your patio or deck for a deep clean that will help to remove built-up dirt and debris that has settled on its surface.
Decking It Out – Building a new patio deck is the perfect way to elevate your backyard with beautiful, functional spaces to sit, gather and unwind with family and friends. Selecting a composite material like our TimberTeck AZEK decking is not only lower maintenance and more eco-friendly than wood, but it comes in a variety of all-weather finishes so you can skip the staining process and start enjoying your backyard paradise for years to come. Complete it with an outdoor rug and stylish patio furniture for a cozy space you’ll never want to leave!
Add Some Color – Adding a colored stain to your wooden deck or concrete patio foundation can help to brighten your outdoor space, leaving it looking refreshed and updated. If you’re looking to bring your patio to the next level, try adding a coat of gloss seal for a luxe style!
New Outdoor Furniture – New patio furniture can make a world of difference in dressing up your outdoor space. There are a wide range of different styles and types of outdoor furniture that can enhance your patio, making it more comfortable for backyard parties or lounging. If carpentry is your forte or if you’re an avid DIYer, you might consider building your own outdoor furniture and accessories to add personal flair to your space.
Refresh Existing Elements – If your patio is already set with furniture and accessories, adding a fresh coat of paint or stain can help to refresh and update your current pieces—your guests will be amazed by the transformation and that regular maintenance will even help to make your favorite benches and chairs last longer! Keep in mind that you can always add weather-resistant accent pieces to keep the space to your unique style.
Keep Cool – If you’re looking to spend a lot of time outdoors this summer, consider installing elements that can help to keep you cool and protected from the heat. Adding permanent shade via an awning or canopy can help to keep you out of direct sunlight. Installing fans or misters can help to keep air moving, making your space even cooler—literally!
We know how much you enjoy spending time outside, so whether you’re thinking about adding your own new outdoor space or restoring your current patio, let us help you create the perfect outdoor oasis you’ve always wanted.
Visit a Doug Ashy location near you to get started on your next patio project!