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Having a patio in your backyard is a great way to relax, entertain, and enjoy. But like any area of the home, it can often use an update. An old and outdated patio area is not one you’ll want to spend time in.
Patio maintenance is one of the first steps to creating a better outdoor living space. From porch enclosures to pathways and lighting, you have a lot of choices when it comes to making improvements. If you’re looking for a few ideas, here are ways you can upgrade your patio.

Invest In Patio Furniture
Much like interior design, exterior décor changes quickly. If you don’t have patio furniture you enjoy, you won’t want to spend time relaxing outside. One of the best options to have right now are patio couches and armchair seating. These are usually made out of wicker or plastic material and include large, colorful cushions. Even hammocks are a trend worth investing in right now.

Build Extra Seating
While furniture is a must, if you really want to make your patio a great hangout area, you may need more seating options. You can construct a built-in patio bench, seating wall, or lounge seating with weatherproof fabric and much more. Try to pick the most versatile seating possible, but make sure it doesn’t get in the way of grilling or patio living.

Enclose the Porch
Many homeowners who have a porch or deck wish that they could get more use out of it. If you happen to be one of them, you may want to consider patio enclosures. Whether you’d like to enclose your porch fully or add a screen system, a patio enclosure can be custom designed to meet your specific needs.

Make an Outdoor Screen Room
You may never want to step foot inside the house again with a semi-enclosed outdoor space. The goal is to create an area enhanced with the comforts usually found indoors. Imagine plush weather-resistant seating, tables, and more creating a place to gather for eating and entertaining. Go big and install an outdoor TV for more enjoyment. An outdoor screen room is also a great option if you’re looking to keep bugs out and prevent leaves and debris from building up on your patio.

Hang Lighting
Making sure your patio is lit properly ensures enjoyment long after the sun goes down. Try a strand of lights dangling from an umbrella or trellis for ambiance. An easy way to shed light on an otherwise dark space is by placing solar in-ground lights in strategic locations. They don’t require hard-wiring and are generally affordable. Simply add some candles to a table, if safe to do so, or hang a luxurious chandelier to add flair.

Create Garden Paths
The link between back and front yards can be accomplished with garden pathways. Garden paths are a versatile feature that can enhance the natural beauty and convenience of your landscaping, delivering peace and tranquility when you need it most. You have complete freedom in designing and installing garden walkways when working with professional landscapers, with unlimited potential for creating a unique and dynamic landscape.

Build Walkways
From gravel to brick, bluestone to concrete, there are plenty of backyard walkway ideas you can consider to take you wherever you want to go in your landscaping. Depending on your style, you can create a beautiful design that’s not only a focal point of your space, but functional as well.

No matter what you’re hoping to accomplish with your patio upgrade, you can find plenty of options to enhance the space. Get creative and you’ll find yourself getting more use — and enjoyment — from your backyard escape.

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