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Create The Perfect Entertaining Patio

by Robert Keith (follow)
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The perfect patio is an area for fun, laughter and good times with all. They are a great place to entertain guests or hold family events. Plus a great patio set up will function as an additional room to your home adding much more entertainment and relaxation space.

By following the 3 tips below, you’ll be able to turn your regular patio into the perfect patio for all occasions.

Tip 1: Make it weather proof

Rain, wind, hot and cold can all disrupt your enjoyment of your outdoor area. So in order to make the most of it, we recommend that you make it weather proof.

Here’s how to protect yourself from…

Rain - Ensure your roof is waterproof and you have clear roll down covers around the edge to prevent rain from blowing in. If you have any small leaks in your roof such as around screws, a tube of silicon can usually fit it.

Wind- The same clear roll down covers that protect you from rain double as fantastic wind protection. To provide additional peace of mind, when choosing your outdoor furniture make sure its well built and won’t fly away.

Heat - In order to combat heat there are 3 ways. Firstly, insulate your roof with a reflective foil insulation. This will prevent additional heat from radiating in.

Secondly, Install a ceiling fan if possible, otherwise purchase a commercial outdoor fan. These will keep the air moving and your area cool.

Lastly, if you can afford it, install a misting system that produces a gentle cool mist that’ll keep you cool on even the hottest of days.

Cold- Outdoor electric heaters have come down substantially in price in recent years. A high quality strip heater will set you back as little as $280 each now.

Sun- If you’re on a budget then consider just installing shade sails above you deck. They are a great low cost way of adding additional shade that will increase the usability of your patio area.

Tip 2: Make it comfortable

Investing in quality outdoor furniture can be a daunting purchase at first. But believe me, its the best investment you can make!

Deciding between an outdoor sofa or a dining set can be tough, but regardless of which direction you choose comfortable cushions are essential.

Tip 3: Make It Stylish

Now that your patio is ready for use, its time to style it up.

Add some colourful cushions, some matching candles and an outdoor rug. Dress up the lighting with fairy lights or tea candles. And finish it all off with a great quality sound system to get the party started.

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