Your patio or porch often becomes an additional room for the family in the warm summer months. Because you will be spending so much time out there, it is always fun to dress it up a bit and make it a little prettier for your evening outside or entertaining. If you need some ideas about how to fix up your porch or patio, head down to Greenwood Hardware. You will find some excellent ideas below.
Repaint the Furniture
You can give your patio a whole new look without spending a lot of money. A new coat of paint on your wooden or metal furniture is easy to do and it is very inexpensive. You don’t have to buy new furniture to get an entirely new look. It is important you buy the appropriate paint for outdoor furniture whether it is wood or metal. Have fun and check out some of the vibrant colors and add clashing pillows for an exciting look.
Purchase PVC pipe, 3 to 4 inches in diameter. Cut the pipe in various lengths. Paint the pipe with shiny paint in your favorite color. Add a layer of gravel on the bottom to aid in draining and then top with dirt. Plant your favorite flowers, like petunias, geraniums or pansies.
Concrete Patio Paint
If you have a concrete slab patio, you can make it look new again by adding a coat of paint that is designed to withstand the water. There are several colors to choose from, like dark green, honey or a warm brown. Adding planters filled with colorful planters in complimentary shades will breathe new life into your boring patio.
Trellis Entry Ways
If you have shrubs, rose bushes or even a small fence around your patio or porch, you can add a veil of privacy by building a trellis that opens into your yard. Plant a vining flower like a climbing rose at the base of the trellis to add color. Paint the trellis a color you love. You don’t have to have the traditional white or brown.
Adding some fun Chinese lanterns, twinkle lights or other outdoor lights to replace the standard porch light above the door is an excellent way to give the space a facelift. Have fun and add lots of color. LEDs are very inexpensive to use and add a great deal of light to the area.
These are just some of the things you can do to transform your old patio or porch into something new and exciting. You can find everything you need at Greenwood Hardware. And if you have questions, we are here for you. Come on in, or contact us online.