For people who love their outdoor space, patio season is year-round. Rain, shine, cold weather, or hot, there is always a reason to sit on your patio and enjoy nature in comfort. However, you might have recently taken a look around your cozy space between your home and your yard and wondered what you might add to spruce it up and make it just a little more inviting.
There are nearly countless DIY projects that you can embark upon to make your patio even safer or more beautiful and comfortable. Here are four tips to upgrade your outdoor space on your own with relative ease and within your budget.
Add Avian Atmosphere
Do you long for birds to come a little closer so you can feed them and see their brilliant colors? Create a small space at the edge of your patio for your favorite feathered friends to fly in for a bath, suggests This Old House. When choosing your birdbath, search for one that mimics nature’s birdbaths, such as puddles and shallow pools, recommends All About Birds. Additionally, select a birdbath that isn’t likely to freeze and crack in the cold, as well as one that is easy to clean.
Heat Things Up
Even on cooler summer nights, the temperatures can dip; install a fire pit so you can warm things up, whether it is mid-July or early November and beyond. Just as importantly, your new firepit will add a cozy ambiance to your treasured outdoor space.
Keep Your Outdoor Space Safe
For nights you want to relax with a good book on your patio, anticipating falling into a gentle nap, you want to make sure your patio space is secure. Other homeowners who love their outdoor space are making sure to invest in home security systems that extend into and cover their outdoor space. You should do the same, and it is easier to do so than ever. You can order a home security camera system for your home online and easily install it yourself. With the right security camera system, you, your family and pets can stay outdoors any time, day or night, without worry.
Light Up Your Patio
You want to be able to see where you are going and what you are doing during your nighttime hours on your patio, so make sure to invest in an array of lighting fixtures. For times you want to read or barbecue, install some brighter lighting options. However, sometimes, you want to enjoy the warmth of the firepit or look up at the moon, so hang up some string lights to give just enough light without overwhelming the soothing atmosphere.
There are nearly endless ways to upgrade your patio space, and we hope these ideas inspire you. By adding safety with a security camera system, warmth with a fire pit, or cozy ambiance with a birdbath or warmly glowing lights, you can make quick, easy-to-DIY, and simply beautiful transformations to your treasured outdoor space.