When you have the benefit of an outdoor space in your backyard or right off your back door, there are many activities you can participate in outside. But be sure you consider adding elements to your patio area to get the most out of the area from early spring to late fall or even during the winter. Here are some updates you can make to your backyard patio space to improve its use and comfort along with your own relaxation.
Install a Patio Awning
When you have an outdoor space in your backyard, you will want to make it as comfortable as possible for you to use it during the daytime when the sun is shining and may be at its hottest. Installing a backyard patio awning will provide you the protection from the sun's rays during the daytime and the UV rays that can burn your skin and heat up the pavement. This will also allow you to sit outside during a summer storm, as you will be protected from the rainfall.
There are many types and styles of outdoor patio awnings for you to select from, and you can have them professionally installed. Look at adding some additional features to your patio for added comfort, such as a ceiling fan or a ceiling-mounted heater to increase the amount of time during the year you can use your outdoor patio space.
Update With Comfort Features
Once you have installed a patio cover or awning, you have taken care of sheltering your backyard space from the sun and rainfall. However, you still can add elements to your patio to make it even more comfortable. A space heater in your outdoor patio space will warm up the area on chilly evenings or a sunny fall afternoon on your patio.
Consider installing a ceiling-mounted patio heater. This type of heater will radiate heat downward to the concrete and warm the air within the patio space. Having the heater installed up on the ceiling of your patio can keep the heater up and out of the way to help you get the most use out of a smaller patio space. However, you can also find standing outdoor heaters to place around the exterior of the patio space.
For the summer months, look at installing a ceiling fan for your patio area. Although you may have a breeze occasionally blow through, a ceiling fan will provide a constant breeze and also help keep flies and other insects from the area.