5 Tips to Get Your Patio Summer-Ready This Season

With the days getting warmer here in Southern California, it’s time to make sure your outdoor space is ready for the season of BBQ parties, backyard grilling, and sunbathing. Not sure where to start? Gear up your patio for summertime fun with these tips.

  1. Get a Vinyl Patio Cover

Your patio is a great place to entertain friends and family – and especially so in the summer. However, Southwest summers can be brutal. Your guests will not want to stay outside with the sun blazing down on them. And before long, everyone will be scrambling for some shade. Vinyl patio covers in San Diego offer the perfect solution to this problem.  

Shielding your patio from the sun’s harmful rays, a vinyl patio cover makes your outdoor living area so much more comfortable. Plus, vinyl is practically zero-maintenance and bears weather extremes exceptionally well — that means you spend less money and more time enjoying your patio, be it rain or shine.

  1. Perk Up Your Poolside

Everyone craves for a splash in the water on a hot day. So how about turning your poolside into a perfect spot for summer get-togethers? A multi-level deck can be a great way to achieve that. With different decks for sunbathing, enjoying meals, and relaxing, you can easily divide your patio into separate zones. This allows you to use your patio for a number of purposes — also a cool space-saving trick for small patios!

When it comes to deck material, water-proof vinyl decks in San Diego homes offer serious advantages over traditional wood decks, especially when built around a pool.

  1. Choose the Right Furniture

Does your patio feature only a smattering of chairs and a table? It’s time to change up because believe it or not — furniture alone turn around the look of your patio, for better or for worse. While you have many different styles and materials to choose from such as iron, wood, and wicker, opting for plastic furniture makes great practical sense. Not only are they cheap and durable, they are water-proof too, which makes them quite handy near the poolside where people hop straight out of the water.

  1. Set Up an Outdoor Kitchen

Nothing says summer like barbecue but who says you have to stop at that? While a patio can certainly be a great spot for firing up the grill, you can turn it into an even more awesome kitchen space. If you’re feeling a bit more fancy, add a wet bar and cooler to create a complete experience for your guests.

  1. Add Some Greenery

A garden anywhere around your patio can really enhance its appeal. But they look especially beautiful when placed around water bodies. Don’t have one? A small koi pond can create an incredibly enchanting retreat-like look very easily. This can serve as an extra space for you or your guests to relax.

You can even grow your own vegetables and herbs, which you can use to whip up fresh, healthy meals in your outdoor kitchen. Wondering if a kitchen garden will take away from your patio’s esthetics? Don’t worry, it won’t. Alternatively, you can install a polycarbonate greenhouse in your backyard to grow your veggies.   

There you have it — five easy tips that can take your patio from boring to brilliant. Try them out and give your patio an easy makeover ahead of the summer season.