It seems as though summer is shorter every year, doesn’t it? If you love to gather with family and friends on the patio, then you probably cherish every minute that you can spend out there. Maybe you do not even do any entertaining, but you do catch up with a good book outside every day after work. Whatever the case is these five essentials will make your outdoor living space as comfortable as it can possibly be.

 

Patio Heater

You should not be chased indoors just because the temperatures drop when the sun goes down. Patio heaters will keep you nice and toasty when the air is cool. This also means that you can start enjoying your patio earlier in the spring, and continue to enjoy it well into autumn. Patio heaters come in a variety of styles. Some are freestanding while others sit on a table. There are also some that mount from overhead.

     

    Mosquito Repellant

    It is inevitable that at some point your time spent outside will be ruined by mosquitoes. Chances are pretty good that the last thing you want to do is spray on mosquito repellant every time you go outside. So, make sure you have plenty of citronella candles and tiki torches nearby. Mosquito dunks can also be helpful. These environmentally-friendly things are just tossed where there is freestanding water, and they kill the larvae. Plant citronella plants and make sure you do not allow the water in your birdbath to become stagnant.

       

      Patio Umbrella

      An essential to creating a comfortable space is having a patio umbrella to provide you with shade. Not only will the sun make you significantly hotter; the rays can be very hard on your eyes and skin.

         

        Rug

        You will not really appreciate having a nice outdoor rug until the first time you kick your shoes off and realize your toes are not burning from the hot deck. Plus, if you have a dog, he will certainly appreciate having something soft and cool to sit on.

           

           

          Water Fountain

          You may be wondering how a water fountain is going to make your space more comfortable. Well, its visual display paired with the soothing sound of cascading water will make your space more inviting, relaxing, and tranquil. Not to mention, as your ears are focused on the water they will not pay as much attention to noise in the neighborhood.