Project: Update a patio
We are overhauling our patio! The patio redo process is going to take some time, and I thought it would be fun to share how and what we are doing to update our patio. We love our patio, and every time a friend of mine visits, she calls it our outdoor room. When we are done with it, our patio will be even more room-like.
Between our son’s upcoming fifth birthday party in our backyard, and noticing that our patio furniture needs to be repaired — again — my husband and I decided our patio needed an update. We’ve been blessed to have the patio furniture he grew up with, which his parents gave to us. It’s served us well, but it’s pretty outdated.
(We also need to get the bikes off the patio and into a proper storage space.)
Another problem is we love to have dinner outside almost every night, but the sun shines right in our faces at that time of day. My handy husband already fixed that by installing roll-down shades. When the sun is too bright, the shades come down, then go right back up again when we don’t need them.
Pressure cleaning and a fresh coat of paint was next on the list.
My husband and I did a lot of comparison shopping for new patio furniture. We checked out a lot of stores and Web sites. We finally put in an order this weekend for the big pieces! But we already have this little corner set up.
Stay tuned to see what’s next on our patio update project list!