When you are fortunate to have a patio, there are a number of things you can do to enhance its value and make it more relaxing, stylish, and even more comfortable and convenient for you, your family, and your guests for everyday use or to have parties. Following are some helpful ideas to get your imagination going and to get you excited to add attractive features such as these.
An Inset Fireplace
The radiating warmth of a semi-enclosed outdoor fire pit can not only be useful in many ways all year long, but it can also be a conversation piece and a place to gather and chat. It can be chosen from a variety of modern shapes and sizes including a cauldron-style that burns wood slowly. You could replace the traditional heat-resistant rocks with colorful glass chips or black lava. You can cook a meal or just roast marshmallows. You can have curved stone walls with plump outdoor pillows or cushioned patio furniture to create extra seating. Outdoor furniture in natural wood gives the look of a rustic mountain cabin. You can hang lights around the patio perimeter to add a soft glow.
A Rollout Canopy
Patio canopies normally have to be professionally measured to fit precisely to your patio’s specifications, are custom made, and are then installed by professional installers. However, a free-standing canopy often is the solution when chimneys, bay windows, or other obstructions would make a retractable awning difficult. Canopies are versatile shade structures that retract either manually or can be motorized. You will find that there is quite a variety of canopy fabrics that will nicely match the decor of your home.
Add a Hot Tub
When you are considering choosing from high-quality hot tubs for sale, first decide what features are wanted that will fit into your lifestyle and your budget. There is a wide range of size and shape options including going from a compact model for one or two people up to being able to accommodate eight or more people. The seating can be reclining or in a semi-recumbent position and have particular functions such as a combination of massage pumps and adjustable jets and waterports.
A Custom Outdoor Bar
A portable outdoor bar can be made from various all-weather materials that are durable and waterproof such as wood or aluminum or wicker. It can be a stand-up bar or one with stools. There is a sturdy aluminum frame, shelves for storage, there might be interchangeable polyester skirts, and it is easy to clean. You might choose one that can be folded and put into a carrying case so that it can be taken to other locations for parties, tailgating, or stored when not in use.
Hopefully the above have given you some excellent suggestions for how to “dress up” your patio and make it unique.