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How to Make the Most of an Outdoor Patio

Living in Florida means you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the weather outdoors. A patio is a great way to enjoy the outdoors without having to leave your home. If you have a smaller outdoor space, you can still enjoy your patio by making the most of the space that you do have. The following tips can help you make the most of your outdoor patio space.

  • Furniture – Even if you don’t have a large outdoor space, you can still use a small but tasteful table paired with chairs. For a tight space, a built-in bench can be a great addition. The bench will offer plenty of seating without taking up additional space. Consider furniture that can pull double duty such as a storage bench or a stool that can double as a side table. Collapsible furniture like foldable tables is also a great idea.
  • Gardens – A garden can really add to your outdoor space, but it can be difficult if you don’t have much room. Try a container garden which allows you to move plants around. A vertical garden is another great way to go and also utilizes potted plants.
  • Accessories – It may seem like accessories can take up too much room, but they can make a space feel more defined and open things up. An outdoor rug can define the perimeter but may need to be replaced due to weather and wear and tear. Outdoor drapery panels or curtains can add privacy and shade and throw pillows can make your space more comfortable.

Making your outdoor patio space your own by making it cozy and comfortable can encourage you to get out of the house and enjoy the weather. If you’re interested in adding storm catcher screens, aluminum shutters, solar screens, or any other storm protection products to your home, contact Storm Smart at 239-274-2700.

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