As summer is near by, homeowners are thinking about ways to get the most out of their deck and patio. After all, nearly 90% of Americans value spending ample time on their patios, decks, porches, and backyards — yet 88% are unhappy with their current setup. Naturally, those who underutilize their outdoor space may wonder how to get more use out of their patio or deck — even better would be the ability to use it year-round or at least throughout most seasons. Are you ready to create the outdoor living space of your dreams? Here are 7 ways to get more use out of your patio or deck:
Enclosing your patio and deck is a great way to get more use out of your space. Turning your patio into a sunroom with glass windows will make you feel like you’re outside but with the comforts of indoor heating and cooling — ideal for winter. Additionally, a screened-in deck prevents mosquitoes and other bugs in the summer.
A patio herb garden is a great way to repurpose your deck and patio, especially if you’re looking for a way to beautify them. If you love to cook and find herbs essential for your favorite dishes, then a patio herb garden is the ideal project for you. It doesn’t take much space and requires relatively little maintenance, either. Just make sure it gets plenty of sunlight daily, and you can enjoy fresh herbs from your herb garden on every meal!
Your outdoor living space can have multiple uses. It’s perfect for relaxing with a book and enjoying some quiet time, or it can be a fun place to entertain guests by setting up a beautiful fire pit where you can tell ghost stories and roast marshmallows. For those who like nature and want to add a touch of serenity to their home, consider adding a fountain that creates soothing sounds as the water flows down the rocks.
If you have friends over for outdoor dining, moving your cooking set-up outside can resolve that issue. An outdoor kitchen is ideal for keeping everyone together while hosting. It’s more than having a barbecue — outdoor kitchens blend seamlessly into your patio or deck design, creating a cohesive look. Depending on how extravagant you want to make it, you could consider a built-in grill, pizza oven or full bar—the options are endless!
A high quality patio set is the centerpiece of any outdoor area. A comfortable couch or lounge chair will have your friends coming back for more time spent relaxing under the sun or stars. A dining set is a good idea so you can host family or friends for a meal out in the open air, enjoying your spectacular view and company.
The patio is a great place to hang out with friends and family. If you have an outdoor media center, not only do you get to enjoy your favorite TV programs, but it also makes entertaining guests much easier. You can also watch sports games outdoors or even host an outdoor movie night with your friends and family.
We know there are more than 7 ways to get more use out of your patio or deck, but these have to be our favorites! When it comes to your patio or deck, the options are endless. Enhance the space you already have by enclosing it, adding a heat source, and including elements for cozy outdoor living. Carolina & Augustus is all about making your outdoor spaces more enjoyable. We carry a wide range of products to help make your deck or patio the place to be when hanging out with family and friends. Need some inspiration? Check out our outdoor furniture area. Come visit our showroom at 822 Front Street, Georgetown, SC 29440.