Have you been wishing for a more inviting patio area? Has it been a while since you made any upgrades or improvements to your backyard relaxation area? Perhaps this is the season it needs some attention. Your patio is not just an outdoor hangout. It can and should be an extension of your home. It is definitely possible to create the perfect patio getaway. So, we have some great ideas on how to do it with taste, comfort, and style.
Define Your Space
You can divide up your outdoor space into distinct “living areas”. It is possible to create an area designated for conversation, an area specifically for lounging or sunning, and an area designed for cooking. For your seating/conversation area, it is a fun touch to start at the bottom and define the space with an outdoor area rug.
Provide Some Shade
It is important to create an area where people can retreat from the sun. A retractable canopy, shade sails, a lanai, or adjustable/cantilever patio umbrellas are some features that provide a comfortable respite from the heat of the day.
Light It Up
Bring some magic into the backyard by adding lighting to your outside patio space. Lighting is not only for safety, but to provide ambiance. Entertaining outside in the evening is one of the best things about having an updated patio. You can enjoy the balmy summer evenings and the sounds of nature under the glow of soft overhead lighting. This creates a mood of relaxation and comfort.
Choose Outdoor Furniture to Complement Your Style
Whatever furniture you choose for your outside central gathering area, make sure that it complements the style used elsewhere in your home. Do you often entertain and have large numbers of people over? In that case, it is important to allow enough space and seating to accommodate them. There are many large-scale sectional outdoor sofas available that would fit the bill. On the other hand, if you mostly have smaller groups in your backyard, more intimate arrangements of smaller-scale pieces such as loveseats and armchairs may be more appropriate. Do remember to place some occasional tables conveniently for guests to rest their drinks.
Add an Outdoor Kitchen
A major part of outdoor entertaining is providing guests with food. An outdoor kitchen is a convenient and inviting place to gather. Ideally, it should be set somewhat apart from the main conversation area. You also want it to be large enough that the host can converse with guests while preparing food. In addition, the perfect outdoor kitchen is equipped with not only a barbeque grill but some counter space and something in which to keep drinks cool. As a matter of fact, when having a party, you may find the outdoor kitchen is the most popular spot in the backyard!
Create a Space for Intimate Conversations with a Fire Pit
Provide the ultimate seating space with a designated area complete with a fire feature. A portable or semi-permanent fire pit creates an appealing cozy atmosphere 9 months out of the year. People love to congregate around a fire. With the comfortable seating, you will surround it with, it will be a destination site for countless intimate conversations. There are many styles and types of fire features available to choose from.
Your backyard patio should be the perfect escape for outdoor relaxation and comfort. With your setting, ambiance, comfortable furniture, and specially chosen features, you can make an inviting place to get away from the world in style. Fronheiser Pools has a fabulous selection of outdoor furniture and accessories that can help you transform your backyard. Stop by our showrooms or download our brochure to see some of the beautiful designs we have available. Make this the year you create the perfect patio.