Patios are an excellent way to relax outdoors and a great place to entertain guests. Here are some great tips for relaxing and entertaining in your patio.
1. Add Personality to your Patio
Outdoor living is intended to help relax and appeal to the senses. A water feature can be a great focal point for your patio, adding a soothing sound that will help you get back to nature. Hanging plants are also a great way to express your creativity in design, provided they are positioned to get enough sunlight. Finally adding watercolour paintings is an excellent way to personalise your patio and add some culture.
2. Improve Your Patio Privacy with Hedges
If tall fences around your property are not an option and you are concerned about prying neighbours while in your patio, consider green options! Boxwood or Juniper plants are a great way to create a natural privacy fence.
3. Choose a Suitable Bar Cabinet
When selecting a bar cabinet for your patio you want to find one with a finish that is resistant to the strains of Melbourne’s weather. Consider shelf space requirements if you intend to hold backyard events. When your cabined is not in use it is essential to have it locked, to keep alcohol out of the hands of minors.
4. Have Effective Lighting in and Around Your Patio
To make your patio safer at night and to enhance your homes security, invest in good lighting for your patio and its immediate surroundings. Simple landscape lighting around your walkways or mounted on posts can prevent nasty accidents and is aesthetically pleasing. Solar lighting is a good option too if you would like a ‘green’ option and can help reduce electricity bills. Avoid having a lighting setup which is intrusively shining into neighbour’s windows.
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