Summer’s here! One of the best things about many North County homes is how they seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living. Now that sunny skies and warm weather are here to stay it’s to time to take your patio to the next level! Here are some great ideas to spruce up your outdoor spaces so you can enjoy them all summer long.
One of the most important things you can do to create a comfortable outdoor living space is to make it private. If you already have a fence, then you’re well on your way to creating an intimate oasis. But there are other ways you can create privacy without installing an expensive fence. For something more permanent, plant hedges. If you like a green look without permanence, then use potted plants. You can also create privacy on the go with an outdoor screen that can be moved to suit your needs.
Make a conversation area
Now that pandemic restrictions are easing, it’s time to invite some friends over! Turn your patio into a place for entertaining by making an intimate conversation area. Group furniture together in a circle or square to make talking easier. Tie the space together with an outdoor rug and add a few potted plants and flowers to make it cozy and inviting.
Start dining al fresco
Is there anything better than dining under the stars? We don’t think so, which is why you can take your patio to the next level by creating an outdoor dining space. Find a table set that can be used outdoors, and be sure to get chairs that are comfortable. If you want to be able to use your dining space no matter the weather, then buy a patio umbrella or pergola.
Get a bar cart
If you don’t have the space for a full dining table, then get a bar cart to be able to enjoy cocktails and appetizers outdoors. Having a two-tiered cart lets you display your delicious goodies on the top and plates, napkins, glasses, and everything else underneath. Best of all, bar carts are on wheels so they can be set up anywhere in your outdoor space!
Light it up at night
Extend the life of your patio by installing lights to use at night. Using outdoor lighting can create an intimate mood on your patio. You can create a wonderful ambiance with string lights, lanterns, or battery-operated candles. If you don’t have an electrical outlet near your patio, then use solar lights. You’d be surprised how much even solar lights can enhance an outdoor space.
Plant an herb garden
There’s really nothing better than being able to simply step outside to gather fresh herbs for your dinner. If you don’t want to go all out and plant a garden, then use a small raised bed or even a few pots for your plants. Herbs that grow well in pots on your patio include basil, thyme, oregano, chives, rosemary, and cilantro.
Contact the Clark & Gilman Team today!
Have you been dreaming about a North County San Diego home with a beautiful patio? Then contact the experts at the Clark & Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected] today. We’d love to help you make your real estate dreams come true!