Even though summer is drawing to a close, this might be the perfect time to upgrade your patio or outdoor space. Not only will you probably be able to find some pretty great deals on outdoor furniture, you’ll be able to make cosmetic changes without breaking too much of a sweat. And if you opt for certain upgrades, you can enjoy your patio into the cooler months. If you know you want to make some changes to your patio but aren’t sure where to start, here are 10 ways to upgrade your patio this fall.
Upgrade Your Patio: 10 Simple but Effective Updates
Add a Fire Pit
A fire pit ups the ambiance in any backyard and adds some warmth to those cooler summer nights. This timeless patio upgrade creates a nice, warm place to gather around and toast some marshmallows or hot dogs. It also extends the use of your patio throughout the cooler months as it’s the perfect place to chat over a warm cup of apple cider.
Build an Outdoor Bar
If you love to host parties, consider creating an outdoor bar. It can be a permanent, all weather fixture, or you can opt for a rolling cart to move indoors during the winter. You’ll add more counter space to your backyard, keep the patio table for dining, and have a designated area for a self serve drink station.
Consider Folding Tables
If you’re short on patio or backyard space, considering utilizing some unique folding patio tables. Mount this one on the side of your house or deck and fold it flat when not in use. If you need something renter friendly, opt for one you can hang off your patio railing. These innovative tables allow you to enjoy outdoor dining without sacrificing space for other backyard or patio activities.
Update to a Screened in Patio
Autumn is the perfect time to upgrade your patio to a screened in outdoor space. You’ll add a bit of value to your home as well as keep out all the bugs while you enjoy summer, autumn, and spring evenings.
Herb Planter Bed
While this is not the best time to plant herbs outside in a milder climate, you can get started on a herb planter bed for next season. Build or purchase a waist high planter so you can tend to your fresh herbs without having to break your back over them.
Hang String Lights
The easiest and cheapest way to add a little ambiance to your backyard or patio: string lights. Hang them over your pergola or across your backyard and attach them to tree branches. You can even attach them to a clothesline, shed, or anything else the strand of lights will reach from the plug socket.
Create a Backyard Theater
A backyard theater is a fun activity for kids, friends, and neighbors alike. Borrow or purchase a projector. Broadcast films on a sheet strung up between a couple of trees or against the side of your house. Add some popcorn, comfy blankets, pillows, and patio chairs, and you have the perfect setting to rewatch your favorite movies.
Lay Out a Rug
Quickly upgrade your patio with an outdoor rug. You’ll add a pop of color without having to paint or re-stain your deck. And you and your little ones will be able to walk around barefoot in the summer without burning your feet.
Put Up a Hammock
Hammocks are a classic addition to any backyard and enjoyed by most, if not all. If you don’t have two trees close enough to hang your hammock, don’t worry. You can purchase a stand and place your hammock wherever you choose.
If you have a spacious backyard or one with small nooks, create a space for comfortable seating away from the patio table and chairs. This will be an area meant less for eating and more for lounging and relaxing. Choose comfortable chairs and outdoor pillows that will encourage you to relax. Hang up some string lights, add some greenery, and voila! You have a little vacation area in your own backyard.
Once you upgrade your patio, you might end up with some debris or old furniture you need removed or donated. Before trying to find some way to get rid of these large pieces, give Moving U & Junk U a call. Our junk removal crews provide friendly, professional removal services. We’ll make your junk disappear and take care of all the heavy lifting for you. And if any of the patio furniture can be donated, we’ll always try to donate it before resorting to recycling or junking altogether.
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Get Your Price
Our all inclusive pricing is volume based. We’ll give you an estimate for your removal ahead of time so you know what to expect on the day of your pick up.
Schedule Your Junk Removal
We know you probably want this junk removed as soon as possible, so we’ll always try to accommodate with same or next day service. But even if you’re planning removal for a month from now, give us a call, text, or email. We’ll schedule your junk removal so you don’t have to worry about it.
Say Goodbye To Your Old Junk
Our friendly Junk Removal crew will give you a call half an hour before your arrival window to let you know what time you should expect them. They’re also trained movers, so they can safely remove the junk from your home. Wherever it is–basement, living room, loft–we’ll remove it from there. You won’t have to lift a finger (except maybe to show us where the junk is located).