Planning a Patio Makeover | by Doreen Damm

Planning a Patio Makeover


What materials should I use for my patio?
With an outdoor space, your materials help dictate the overall style and feel, so make sure your patio accurately reflects the style of your home. Choose from a variety of brick, natural stone, pavers and more. Don’t forget the container gardens to soften the hardscape.
What should I incorporate into my patio?
You can add a pergola, arbor, awning or trellis. Water features provide soothing sounds while fire features are great for ambience. An outdoor kitchen and bar make it the ideal party spot and a grill and patio table is a must for al fresco dining.


How should I decorate my patio?
Everything you place outdoors should be weatherproof. Rugs, throw pillows and chair cushions all give your outdoor space that indoor feel. Sofas, armchairs and tables can be purchased in sets. Choose outdoor lighting to set the mood for evening entertaining. Like any other room, decorate your space to ensure that it’s welcoming, interesting and colorful.


By Doreen Damm

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