Summertime has finally made it which means it is time to get outdoors and start enjoying the season. I’m Melissa from NorthlineExpress and I would like to share a few tips for you to make sure that your outdoor space is ready for all your summertime fun!
Start by making sure that you light up your outdoor area so that you’re prepared when those summer afternoon gatherings keep going after sun set. Also adding lighting to your patio or outdoor area is one of the easiest ways to dress it up. Whether you hang a string of patio lights or keep mosquitoes away with torch style lighting it is sure to make a great impact.
Make sure that you have adequate seating; the right furniture for your outdoor space really can make all of the difference. If you have furniture that has been stored make sure that you check it all over for stability and clean it if necessary. Remember when you are choosing seating to furnish your patio that you consider the size of your area so that you do not end up with a crowded space. Adding a bench as a table is a great way to make sure that you have extra seating if extra guests show up.
Shade Covering Available
It’s summertime so you probably want to be soaking up the rays while you can but you should still make sure that you add a shade source to your patio. Adding a pergola, canopy, or shade sail will help define your patio area from the rest or your outdoor area. They can also in very sunny areas make it possible to enjoy your patio mid-day without the sun being too much to handle.
Another great idea for your patio area is to incorporate curtains. Not only will curtains allow you to get more shade but they also can create an intimate setting and provide privacy. Choose colors that blend well with your current furniture and décor and then tie it all together with fun throw pillows and patio accents.
Outdoor Bar or Kitchen Area
If you tend to be the one who is always hosting the summertime parties, an outdoor bar or kitchen area would be ideal for you. It will allow you to tend to your hosting duties without being stuck in the kitchen away from your guests. Your outdoor area will be stocked with necessary items for your weeknight get together or summer party, keeping traffic in and out to a minimum.
Don’t forget about the Insects
Summertime brings warm weather, but that also means that the insects are back as well. When you are getting your outdoor oasis ready don’t forget to plan for the insects or you will just end up chased back indoors. Your guests will appreciate not having to take stock in mosquito spray just to hang out at your party and you’ll enjoy the benefits as well.