7 Essentials to Make Your Patio More Comfortable

If you do a lot of entertaining then you is likely always on the lookout for things that will make your backyard more inviting and comfortable. Not to mention, it certainly does not hurt to be the topic of conversation with your friends, family, and neighbors. Here are a few accessories that your outdoor living space might be missing.

  •  Umbrellas – Quality umbrellas will keep your patio or deck cool and comfortable. Even sun lovers need relief from the heat and blinding rays from time-to-time. Always make sure that your umbrella bases are durable and well-crafted to keep your umbrella from falling over. They should be placed on a flat surface, as well.

  •  Two-Person Swing – If you have a sturdy tree, you can build your own two-person swing. These are fun for folks of all ages. If the tree is over the patio, the swing will double as extra seating.

  •  Grill Light – If you are like most there are times you grill after the sun goes down. Of course, there are a lot of challenges that come along with the joy of preparing that late meal. Lighting is right up at the top of the list. It’s nice to actually see what you’re cooking. Buy a flexible grill light. There are some that will clip to the side of your grill or others have a magnetic base that stays put on metal surfaces.

  •  Storage Boxes – These will hold blankets, paper plates, bug spray, extra hats, etc. The right ones will also double as seating and tables depending on what you need.

  •  Folding Picnic Tables – The seating you have probably suits you just fine for 90 percent of the time. However, there are always occasions throughout the season when you desperately need extra tables and chairs. Folding picnic tables are perfect. They fold up into a briefcase design to take minimal space in a shed or garage.

  • Furniture Covers – Keep your furniture clean and dry until you need it with weather-resistant outdoor covers. These go on your grill, fire pit, and log pile, too.

  • Misting System – Have you ever been in line for a rollercoaster at an amusement park on a super-hot day? If that line happened to have a giant misting fan at one point like many do, you know how amazing that burst of cold, wet air felt. This is how you will feel when you add a misting system to your patio.