Having outdoor living space is a commodity that not everyone is lucky enough to have. Living in the city, if you have a patio, regardless of the size, you should utilize it. Many people neglect their patios to waste away as extra storage and unused space. Instead, clean it up, add some luxuries, and turn it into a comfortable and practical living area. If you’re lost for ideas, here are a few tips to help get you started.
Clean It Up
The first thing you will need to do is remove all the junk and clean the space. Throw away or donate anything you don’t use or need any more. Once all the junk is out, give the space a deep clean to clear out any old spider webs or old dead leaves and dirt. When everything is cleaned, see if there are any areas that need repairs, like water leaks or damaged walls. If you find something small, check out Grainger array of building supplies. You can probably do most small repairs yourself. If you find a major issue, don’t hesitate to call an expert. Now, you have a blank canvas to do whatever you please with!
Furnish it Comfortably
Assess the size of your patio and decide what kind of furniture you can fit. If you have a lot of space, get a nice set of outdoor chairs and a table. If you are limited on space, you can buy collapsible furniture for easy storage. If you are really pushed on space, consider hanging a hammock from some hooks for really easy relaxing!
Make it Green
For those who live in the city, plants are always a welcome site. Give your patio a little bit of a garden feel and buy some greenery. Again, if you are limited with space, get hanging planters to save precious ground space. Be sure to water your new friends or they’ll die quickly; plants in the city require a certain amount of care, so be diligent. Try to get some seasonal flowers to bring some bright colors to your patio.