How to Create the Perfect Backyard Patio

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How to Create the Perfect Backyard Patio

Are you looking to make your outdoor patio the hot spot for hanging out
this summer? A lot goes into making your backyard patio into a lounging
space where you can host company or take a load off to relax. In order
to upgrade your current patio, make sure you include these
key features.

Backyard Patio

  1. Easy to Access – The point of a backyard patio is to have a place where you can relax and
    have fun. Therefore, the patio should be easily accessible by those inside
    and outside of the house. Make both pathways as clear and direct as possible.
  2. Personal Solitude – While the patio should be easy to access, it shouldn't be easy to
    see into. Confused? Don't be – the patio should be out of plain sight
    by neighbors or those in the front of the house. Place the patio directly
    behind the house, use curved walkways to get there, plant trees in select
    areas, and consider using outdoor walls or fencing for privacy.
  3. Outside That Feels Inside – Even though the point of a patio is to be outside, you want the comfort
    to match the inside of your home. Add furniture to your patio that is
    comfortable and soft. Pick a set of chairs and couches with cushions that
    are soft and comfortable, yet can withstand the conditions of Mother Nature.
  4. Something to Look At – While you're outside lounging, the view from your seat should be a
    good looking one. Create a focal point like a well-maintained garden,
    a small tree, or a fountain or statue centerpiece. The surroundings and
    ambiance of your patio are just as important as the patio itself.
  5. Make it 24/7 – A patio shouldn't be used only during the daytime. Adding
    exterior lighting and outlets will allow you to have a patio with sufficient lighting and the ability
    to play music, charge your phone, etc. Also, consider installing landscape
    lighting to illuminate walkways, your garden, and select pieces like trees
    or fountains.

If you're looking to get the most out of your summer relaxation, fixing
up your patio can provide you with exactly the space to do it in! Adding
exterior lighting and outlets is a must for all patios, and Lancaster
Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical can provide that for you!
To learn more or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.

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