Trying to find ways to upgrade your outdoor patio space can be a little bit of a challenge, especially if you’re looking at the same old “inspiration” that everyone else is online or in magazines.
That’s a sure fire way to find a couple of really solid and traditional ideas to help you boost the utility and the enjoyment of your outdoor patio space, but it’s also going to lock you into the traditional mindset of what a residential patio should be.
If you love something a little bit more creative and outside of the box, here are three ideas that you’ll want to put into play as soon as possible.
1. Upgrade your outdoor furniture for premium seating
The very first thing that you should be looking to do so that you’ll be able to immediately impress all of your guests during outdoor patio parties is to improve the quality of your seating.
The furniture that you make available for your guests to sit down on and relax upon will literally make or break the entire “luxury feel” of your outdoor patio, and going a long way towards changing the entire complexion of those outdoor spaces.
There is no rule that says you have to use outdoor furniture, either. Think about using premium spaces that could find their way into the interior of your home, make sure that they have outdoor friendly fabrics or construction materials so that you don’t waste your investment.
2. Add a patio umbrella for a bit of extra shade
You need to make sure that your patio guests are going to be as comfortable as possible when you are entertaining in your outdoor residential spaces, and that means adding as much shade as you can as unobtrusively as you can.
Nothing gets the job done quite as well as a patio umbrella. The right investment in an oversized patio umbrella (or multiple patio umbrellas) will give you more than enough shaded space to entertain even in the middle of the hottest summer heat.
3. Delineate outdoor spaces to make entertaining effortless
Finally, you’ll want to find new ways to delineate outdoor spaces to “chunk” them into individual rooms, so to speak.
Use garden vegetation, masonry or stone, or just different pieces of furniture configured in different ways to give different areas a specific feel and a specific purpose, and all of a sudden your residential outdoor space will feel a lot more upscale.