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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Patio
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By: David Duncan Email Article
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Your backyard space requires the same love and attention you pay your living space inside your home. Perhaps your old patio deck has wood flooring and needs an upgrade, or maybe that concrete patio space doesn't look as inviting as it once did.

With a few patio upgrade ideas, you can transform your old patio and create a backyard living space both you and your visitors can enjoy.

1. Create a new look with stone pavers.

Concrete shows wear and tear over the years and it cracks under pressure and beneath the hot Florida sun. A great way to improve your patio area is to add patio pavers. Stone patio pavers have many advantages and come in a variety of surface finishes, shapes and colors, which you can mix and match for a unique look.

2. Go with ready-to-assemble furniture.

You can save money and create a beautiful space with ready-to-assemble furniture. You can find modern and traditional outdoor furniture that fits the space and complements the natural settings. If you really want to save money on outdoor patio furniture, buy it at the end of the season. You can save almost half of the original cost.

3. Build a fire pit.

Whether in the cool winter or even in the summer time, a firepit will go a long way to freshen up your backyard space. When the sun goes down, illuminate your patio space with a fire pit. You and your guests can sit around the fire, roast marshmallows and enjoy spending time under the stars.

4. Liven the area with plants.

A few potted plants here, and a few container flowers there liven any patio space. Select colored containers that complement your patio color scheme, and choose flowers that require full sun if you have an uncovered patio.

5. Brighten the patio with more color.

Add a fresh coat of paint to the walls to bring life into your outdoor space. You can also paint the patio door a different color to create an interesting focal point. Check out which colors affect our moods and how.

6. Shine some light on the patio.

Install an outdoor sconce next to the patio door for more light, or hang stringed lights around the patio for a festive look. You can also install lights in the patio steps to create interest and improve safety.

7. Make a splash with a water feature.

The sound of running water creates a soothing place to relax. Even if you don't have a pool, you can see have a water feature. By adding a rock column fountain or a similar water feature on or near your patio, not only will you enjoy the sounds of running water, but it can also create a beautiful focal point.

8. Add stone seating for guests.

Wouldn't it be fun to combine seating with your permanent planters. Stone seated walls add a permanent space for guests to sit and admire the view. Stone seats make the ideal upgrade patio design, as they blend in with the natural surroundings and don't take up existing space.

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If you have screen and pool enclosure questions, or would like more information, please contact: David Duncan, Owner, DuLando Screen & Awning: (407) 862-6060 or www.dulandoscreen.com

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