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How To Make Your Patio Even Better

If you have a patio but don’t often use it because it lacks shade, privacy, or is just not quite what you’d like it to be, read on for a few tips to help you get the patio you want.

Add Some Shade

One of the biggest complaints about patios is that homeowners are unable to use the space consistently. With the sun beating down and busy neighbors around you, the patio might not be the peaceful, shady spot you would like it to be. One solution might be patio blinds.

Patio blinds allow you to control the amount of sunlight on the patio and keep wind and rain at bay. Busy neighbors will no longer be a concern because you can lower the shade whenever you need some time to yourself.

Add Comfortable Furniture

A major trend in outdoor decor is to enhance the area by adding comfortable furniture. The outdoor furniture these days is much more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than it used to be.

You can even visually blend the indoor and outdoor spaces together. For instance, when you’re ready to select patio furniture, it might be fun to look for colors that coordinate with your current interior design. Find pieces that you will be happy to lounge on, yet are easy to clean, as they will have some exposure to the elements. A sturdy table for work or crafts will be perfect for the space. You can even add a personal flair by making your own pillows.

Change the Temperature

No matter where you live, there will be times when you find yourself thinking that it’s too hot or cold to use your patio. By installing a ceiling fan with a light kit and remote, you have options to easily control the breeze, making the space much more comfortable. In addition, the reversible blades help maintain your desired temperature in the summer or winter months.

Placing an outdoor heater is a great way to stay comfortable in the colder months. Regardless of which option you select, for safety, be sure to follow any manufacturer’s guidelines about how and where to use an outdoor fan or heater.


By extending the useful space on your patio you can enjoy the area so much more. Bring your work or craft projects outside to get some much-needed Vitamin D, and then lower your new patio blinds when the sun is too bright. You have this extra area just beyond your home, so be sure to make the most of it!

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