Your home’s patio should be functional, comfortable, and relaxing. There are ways that you can turn a bland and sterile patio into a soothing space to relax at the end of the day. Here are 5 tips to create a relaxing patio.
Add a Feature to Create a Relaxing Patio
Two great options for features on your patio include fountains and fire pits. The sounds of flowing water and a crackling fire are relaxing. Fire also provides warmth so you can enjoy your patio year-round. For both of these features, there are portable options you can buy and set on your patio, or you can choose to build a fountain or fire pit into your patio. Building one will take more effort but it is likely to be more durable and last longer.
You’ll be able to continue to use your patio after the sun goes down if you have some outdoor lighting. The lighting can be hardwired or solar, depending on your accessibility to power on your patio. Hang string lights, mount accent lights, or install a ceiling fan with a lamp if the patio is covered by a roof. You can also use open flames like candles and oil-burning torches, but be sure to keep them away from any combustible materials.
Create a Relaxing Patio With a Hot Tub
Adding a hot tub to your patio is a significant investment, but it is a popular way to make your outdoor space relaxing. You can find hot tubs of all different sizes, and those that use chlorine or saltwater to sanitize. They vary in price and you get what you pay for, so read reviews and do research before choosing one. Also, keep in mind that a hot tub full of water can weigh around 2 tons, so you may need to reinforce the surface underneath before installing one.
Adding a gazebo or pergola provides privacy and shade, making the area more relaxing. Plant crawling vines and train them to grow up the structure to add life and greenery.
Comfortable Outdoor Furniture
You’ll make a big difference in the comfort of your outdoor patio with luxurious furniture. While you need the furniture to be waterproof, it doesn’t need to be uncomfortable and hard. Buy patio furniture that is durable and has cushions designed for outdoor use. To keep the cushions in good shape, put them away in a waterproof chest while they are not in use.