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The patio is one of the most important spaces during the warmer months. Here's how you can give it an upgrade.

Our REALTORS® have been busy spending weekends grilling and relaxing on the patio this summer, so we're constantly thinking of new ways to improve our outdoor space. Beautifully maintained landscaping and a comfortable porch or patio can make your outdoor space more relaxing, and it can also make your home more attractive when it comes time to sell. It's definitely worth the investment.

If you're looking for new ways to make your exterior and landscaping shine this summer, here are some great tips:

  • Try Some New Lighting
    New lighting can also make a big difference in your outdoor space, and you can use it to create any mood or effect you want. Highlight your facade or landscaping with some big bright spotlights, or hang some string lights over your patio to create a pretty outdoor oasis. Good lighting can help your home stand out in the evening. Check out some of the beautiful outdoor lighting in the yards of these Bronxville homes for sale.

  • Add More Seating
    The secret to a comfortable and welcoming outdoor area is lots of seating! Consider adding more patio chairs, garden chairs, patio sofas, ottomans, and more. If your existing furniture is looking faded or sad, then it's time to replace it. A big space with large comfortable cushion seats that you can sink into can make everyone want to spend more time outdoors this year.

  • Do A Deep Clean
    Deep cleaning isn't just for the indoors; you need to deep clean your porch and patio too. Start with a pressure washer and spray off all the dirt, grime, and debris. Wipe down tables and clean furniture cushions too. Your outdoor space will get dirty quickly, so periodic cleanings throughout the summer are a must.

  • Install A Fire Pit
    A fire pit serves as the perfect outdoor gathering spot by providing light well into the evening and heat on those cooler nights. Roast hot dogs or make s'mores with friends and family in your own backyard. Fire pits are an easy addition. You can buy one at your local hardware store or even make your own.

  • Plant A Flower Garden
    A classic flower garden is a perfect way to add a bit of color and beauty to your outdoor space. Create the perfect combination of colors and flowers to really impress your guests. Gardening is also a fun hobby and a good way to pass the time in the spring and summer.

  • Don't Forget The Patio Rug
    A patio rug can really help to pull your outdoor furniture and decor together. It also serves as a nice focal point or centerpiece. Choose a nice, durable patio rug with a pattern that matches your furniture, patio, ad home.

Creating beautiful outdoor spaces makes spring and summer so much more enjoyable. For more tips on how to make the most of your home this year, contact us today.

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