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The Outdoor Overhaul:

How to Revitalise a Lacklustre Patio
By Expert Tips
Date: July 18 2019
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Do you love to spend time relaxing on the patio with your mates or family? We don’t blame you - there are proven benefits to both spending time outside and catching up with those close to you. Regular socialising outside can boost your mood, improve your wellbeing and overall quality of life. Couple that with some healthy food and a glass of wine here or there and you’re winning! But what if your patio leaves something to be desired? That’s ok - because you’re about to learn about the outdoor overhaul and how to revitalise a lacklustre patio.

Hire a Professional

Did you know that there are patio and verandah specialists in business who can provide you with some stunning patio designs, then help you to make them a reality? From minor alterations to full rebuilds, these professionals will be able to assist you in getting your outdoor space up to scratch again. They’ll work closely with you to identify your needs and wants, then tailor an outdoor solution that is a perfect match for your home. 

Consider Heating Solutions

Why should you only enjoy your patio during the summer months? Make those winter evenings that little bit more enjoyable by installing some outdoor heaters. You’ve got a range of different options here, from stand-alone gas bottle heaters through to wall or ceiling-mounted models. What you choose will depend on a few factors, including your budget, your space and your personal preference. While we’re on the topic of comfort...

Insulated Patio Roofing

You could consider installing some insulated roofing for your patio. As well as helping to keep the heat from your heaters during winter, it will also help to keep you cool during summer. This will assist you to stay comfortable outside all year round, allowing optimal enjoyment of your outdoor space. 

Plants, Plants, Plants Galore

Why not decorate your patio space with some lush greenery? There are heaps of options here. You could opt for a range of different smaller plants in pots, or a few larger ones scattered about. Or, you could go for a hanging garden vibe and install a feature wall with a vine or a variety of hanging succulents or plants. If you’re not a green thumb, consider employing a gardener to assist you with keeping them alive. 

A Sound System

Why not bring some extra life and vibes into your patio area by installing a sound system? If you can afford it or want this option you can mount speakers that are linked to your inside hi-fi system. If that’s unaffordable or not viable, you can even just settle for a small Bluetooth speaker that you can connect to your phone or tablet. Set the night on fire with some choice tunes while you laugh and relax with your loved ones.

A Nice Outdoor Setting

Finally, some lovely outdoor furniture will complete the project. This could be as simple as a small table and some chairs or as elaborate as a daybed and a full outdoor lounge setting. Again, this is dependent on your budget and your preference, but you want something to sit on at the very least.

A Chilled Out Summary

A patio is a great place to relax, so why not revitalise yours? Hire a professional company to design and update your outdoor space. Consider installing some heaters to keep comfortable during winter, and some insulated roofing will help keep that heat in and keep you cool during the hotter months. Some plants are a nice touch as well, and a sound system will bring the vibes at your gatherings. Finally, ensure you and your guests have something comfortable to sit on.

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