How to Create a Patio That You’ll Love

Simple improvements with furniture, lighting, and accents such as a fountain or plants contribute to the overall look, usefulness, and enjoyment of your outdoor room.

A few small touches are all it takes to turn a patio from a bare spot in the yard to a comfortable, private retreat from reality. These patio improvement ideas can help you maximize what you already have to create an outdoor room design that you love.

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Find furniture you love

The most common and useful amenity for a patio is furniture. It provides a place to sit, dine or otherwise enjoy the space. When choosing patio furniture, consider the style and how it matches the surroundings, as well as how comfortable and durable it is. Outdoor furniture that has to be protected or that stains easily when exposed to the elements will probably prove to be more trouble than it is worth. Invest in furniture that will stand up over time without a lot of extra care.