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Patio Plans: How to Give Your Patio a Springtime Makeover

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If you're looking for a fun and exciting project to get you in the mood for the arrival of warmer weather and backyard entertaining, look no further than your patio. Patios can be updated with simple or elaborate projects depending on your budget, and it's a project the whole family can get involved with. It's the perfect prescription for chasing away cooler weather blues, and your efforts will be rewarded with an updated patio ready for outdoor living when temperatures rise.

Lighten it up

Is your current patio being pulled into the darkness with dark and outdated furniture? Replacing dark furniture with white wicker or light wood furnishings can make a huge difference in the aesthetic factor of your patio. Add a light gray rug with white geometric or floral design to complement the light furniture.

For a serene and simplistic look, consider using all white or beige for furniture, cushions, rugs, etc. Accent the patio with white ceramic flowerpots. Light colors will reflect natural daytime light and create a calming look for evening entertaining.

Plan a patio garden

One way to add new life to an old patio is to turn it into an inviting garden. Add a vertical growing wall and grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables to use when cooking and entertaining. Replace old flower pots with new ones in bright colors to add a fun pop of color to your patio.

Replace the foundation

A worn-out foundation with chips and cracks can cost your patio a lot in the eye appeal department. Freshen up your old cement foundation by replacing it with brick or natural stone. A beautiful foundation will enhance all the other aspects of your patio.

Add a fireplace or fire pit

If you want to create a lovely focal point on your patio, installing an outdoor fireplace or fire pit will make a dramatic difference in the beauty of your patio. Arrange rustic style furniture around the fireplace, and you will have a sitting area that is sure to be a hit at all your entertaining functions. The warmth of a fire pit and fireplace also makes it easier to extend your outdoor entertaining season well into the cooler months.

Giving your patio a makeover will get you in the mood for spring and outdoor living. Starting now will give you plenty of time to complete your project in time to enjoy the warmer weather. Whether you choose a big makeover or one that's simple and easy, a patio makeover is a smart investment you will enjoy for months to come.