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Top 10 Outdoor Patio Features For The Summertime

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This summer, patios are the new family room, so it’s time to up your patio game. Whether it’s eye-catching flowering containers, a fire or water feature, some go-to elements as part of your patio will bring your outdoor entertaining to the next level. Creating an extension of our home with a complete outdoor room for the warm weather months will keep you, your family, and your friends from ever wanting to leave your backyard. With a little planning and the professional help of patio installation services from Valley Deck & Patio will get your summer set up for entertaining success.

Outdoor Patio Ideas For Summer

Make the most of your summer by bringing the party to your backyard patio. Maybe you have some great outdoor living features on your patio, or you need some ideas. Well, here are a few ideas that people are loving right now.

1. Multiple patios

The first trend we are seeing is more than one deck. It could be separate entertaining spaces or multiple levels of patio space. One area could be for lounging (maybe with a fire pit) and the other for dining and entertaining (this might be where your outdoor kitchen is).

2. Kitchen or bar

Outdoor cooking and prep areas are very popular. Everything from a fully kitted outdoor kitchen to a cocktail lounge, or maybe just an open fire pit for camp-style cooking. There are many options to create these naturally communal gathering spots.

3. Water feature

Fountains, waterfalls, and goldfish or koi ponds are great ways to add some zen to your patio area and, at the same time, keep neighborhood noise disguised behind the gentle sound of trickling water.

4. Firepit

More and more patios are being designed with fire pits built into them. It can be wood-burning or hooked into your propane tanks. But there are also many freestanding fire pits or fire bowl options that can be moved around your outdoor area. Roast marshmallows, warm up and enjoy. And when summer is over, you can still enjoy this part of your patio.

5. Lighting

Landscape lighting comes in all shapes and sizes. From lights to highlight key plantings to string lights to add decor to your patio, you can shine a light on different features in many ways.

6. Hang a hammock or swing

The ultimate relaxation spot can be off the ground and in the air. This could be on a freestanding hammock stand, hung from a nearby tree, or built into the design of your patio. Get creative and have fun with it.

7. Add color

There are many ways to do this, but we think a couple of great ones are adding it to your patio planters for a little splash of color or pillows on your outdoor furniture for the perfect pop.

8. Games

Cornhole, lawn darts, and giant Jenga are just a few ideas to add to your patio play. There are so many fun things available that are weather-resistant, so they can stay all season outdoors or be packed up easily in a container safe from the elements.

9. Outdoor shower

If you’re in a lake community or close to the ocean, this is a must to add to your outdoor living space. It also keeps sand, salt, and dirt where they should be outside and not in your house. There’s nothing like a fresh shower alfresco after being at the beach.

10. Hot tub

Maybe a pool isn’t in your future, but making room for a hot tub on your patio can be the perfect alternative to your desire to take a dip outside. Plus, they don’t take up as much room. Hot tubs are a perfect excuse to have a few friends over to relax.

Patio Installation Services

Create a backyard oasis this summer without lifting a finger. You can do it with the help of the professionals at Valley Deck & Patio. Our seasoned professionals will work with you every step of the project, from design to installation.

Our patio installation services include:

  • Conceptual 3D software design and rendering
  • Sourcing the right materials
  • Delivery
  • On-site installation by licensed professionals
  • Maintenance and repair

We install all kinds of patios, including concrete, brick, pavers, flagstone, and cut stone.

Valley Deck & Patio Can Make All Of Your Outdoor Living Dreams Come True

You won’t have to go very far to have the best summer getaway with the ultimate patio. The Valley Deck & Patio team is ready to help you with your patio and outdoor living needs, from patio redesigns to plantings, water features, fire pits, etc. We can help you make your outdoor space into exactly what you’ve been dreaming of.

For more ideas on enjoying your patio this summer, give the Valley team a call today at 410.983.6261.