Summer is here, and that means you can spend more time outdoors. If you already have a patio, you may be thinking of creative ways to make it a more enjoyable space. Creating a beautiful patio means more than just setting out a few chairs, but it doesn’t have to mean a complete renovation. Here are five easy patio upgrades for the summer.
1. Add a Fireplace
Fireplaces add warmth and ambiance to most patio spaces. It’s a classic upgrade that extends the useful life of your patio before and after a warm summer season. You and your guests will enjoy hanging out around the fire while chatting, eating, and telling stories. We suggest a built-in fireplace as opposed to a portable unit since a built-in fireplace will better match your patio’s aesthetic.
2. Build a Bar
Build a bar on your patio. It’s an inexpensive upgrade that is sure to be a hit at all of your gatherings. Your bar can be as basic or as complex as you want it to be. Once it’s built, you can load your bar with all your favorite alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, add a chest freezer for ice, install other amenities, and keep the party going at home.
3. Add a Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
Take a break from your usual summer barbecues and opt for pizza parties on the patio. A wood-fired pizza oven is a great addition to your patio. Not only because it’s a perfect tool for outdoor cooking, but also because it looks great. A pizza oven pairs well with an outdoor grill, so you don’t have to worry about smoke inside the house.
4. Build a Pergola
Do you want to shade your patio without completely cutting off the sun? Try a pergola. This structure’s unique design offers just enough shade without cutting your patio off completely. You can even decorate the pergola to make the space more inviting.
5. Add Some Lighting
This summer, you won’t have to move the party indoors once it gets dark outside because you’ve invested in lighting for your patio. There are plenty of lighting options to choose from, such as:
- String lights
- Built-in lighting
- Walkway lighting
- Tree lighting
These are just some of the ways you can incorporate lighting into or around your patio. The best part is that the lighting option you choose will add ambiance to your patio.
Upgrade Your Patio with North American Deck and Patio
Ready to upgrade your patio this summer? North American Deck and Patio will do it for you. We have over 25 years of experience as a patio contractor in Maryland. Let’s turn your vision into a reality. Contact us now to get started.