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Adding a patio to your yard is a great way to extend your living space and make the most of your outdoor area. They can, however, require maintenance and regular updates to keep them looking their best and ensure that you can get the maximum use and enjoyment from them. The good news is that this does not have to require a total overhaul. There is no need to relay stones or move the space. Instead, we have put together easy, simple tricks to help you update your patio space and have it feeling brand new in no time!
Add Some Plants
This advice may seem strange, given that most patios are located in the yard, but adding plants to your seating area can bring a new lease of life. Choose interesting looking pots and planters to bring a central focus to the overall aesthetic, and add unusual plants or colors to help break up an otherwise boring space. You can even plant new beds or borders along the edge of the patio to add a pop of color and can help to soften up a hard edge, as well as creating a new, fresh look.
Update Your Furniture
Outdoor furniture is often overlooked and can become tired and dated very quickly. There is no need to buy a whole new set—though this is also an option if budget allows. Simple changes can make a big difference, such as updating the look by purchasing patio cushion replacement covers. This can upgrade the pattern or color to something more ‘on-trend,’ and help the furniture feel brand new. Adding a single new piece can also lift the overall vibe, as can a rearrangement of the existing layout to try something different and fresh.
Consider New Features
As well as furniture, new features or focus points can also make a big difference. A particularly popular area is water features, which can help create a relaxing, soothing ambiance for your patio. There is a range of options available to fit any space, and these can be a great investment to help refresh a tired seating area, as well as help the whole yard feel more chill and laid back.
One of the easiest ways to help you get the most of your patio is to keep on top of basic maintenance. Some types of slabs can attract weeds between the stones, and this can lead to structural damage as well as looking messy.
In addition, make sure the stones are clean and free from moss or unwanted dirt. A power wash can bring new life to a patio and transform it into a place you can be proud of and fully appreciate. Replace any slabs which are cracked or damaged, and keep the area in good condition. Regular, ongoing maintenance will also allow you to spot issues early on, and this could save you money on costly repairs or replacements down the line.