With school wrapping up in most areas and summer just around the corner, now is the time to start breaking out the lawn furniture and prepping the grill for the dog days of summer. To ensure you make the most of the time spent on your patio this summer, Dreamscape Designers Landscape Company would like to share a few ideas on how to achieve that goal.
The Right Seating
No patio is complete without a patio set, which gives you a spot to relax and sip a refreshing drink, or enjoy an al fresco meal outdoors. If your patio is mainly for your own enjoyment, a small bistro table with chairs may be all you need. If you plan on entertaining, a larger dining set that will allow for more seating would be a better choice. And don’t forget to have plenty of comfy cushions and pillows on hand for lounging!
Cool Things Down
The heat and humidity can make summers in Virginia Beach downright miserable, so it’s important for your patio to have plenty of shade. If it isn’t covered, consider adding an awning, pergola, or umbrella. A ceiling fan is also a good choice if you have room for it because it keeps fresh air circulating. You can also keep things cool through the use of misting systems, which can stand alone or be combined with fans and umbrellas to increase the cooling effect.
Light It Up
Another aspect to consider is the kind of lighting you want to use for your patio. Twinkle lights strung across the patio will give the area a soft, cozy glow, and low-voltage LEDs or solar lights give an added element of safety. An outdoor fireplace or attractive fire pit are both homey additions that not only give you a source of light, but also a place around which family and friends can gather to roast marshmallows, make s’mores, or just talk over the events of the day.
At Dreamscape Designers, we love helping our clients create their ideal outdoor living space. Whether you want a small patio or an expansive outdoor space for entertaining, we can help bring your dream to life. Just give us a call at 757-412-1265 to consult with one of our design specialists.