There’s no need to get rid of a patio set which has passed its best even if it’s old, worn and grubby. With a little time and effort and very little money, it can be turned into a great focal point for your patio once again and will serve you very well until you can get that luxury patio set you have your eye on.
Having said that, here are some key elements that you should be looking at to prepare your outdoor living room. The first thing is to measure the available space you have to work with. Make sure you do this twice so that you don’t make any mistakes that will be quite costly to you later on. Then, try to set a budget. Do your best to stay with in your limits.
If you add a really colorful awning to the patio then it can really help to add character and give it a more welcoming atmosphere. However a simple, striking awning can create a more formal and elegant feel to the patio if you would prefer. So no matter whether you are looking to create a modern or traditional look, you can achieve it with the large variety of awnings available to purchase. When selecting an awning you need to look at how protective it will be.
Look for ways you can bring the summer inside, from simple things new keeping the blinds half-open to putting up some lighter windows. Be careful with open windows. If you live in the Southeast, an open house is probably going to let in too much pollen and that won’t sit well with prospective buyers. Keep the windows clean. Bring in some fresh flowers.
Use sandpaper of steel wool on any rusty parts of metal Outdoor furniture and if necessary treat with a rust remover chemical. Then treat the furniture to a new coat of metal paint. Perhaps you can choose a lovely new color to mark it’s new beginnings – specialist metal paint is available in all colors of the rainbow. Give the flowers some competition!
The reason you can get a good price at the beginning of the season is that this is a time when inventories are often at their max. Stores have the old inventory still taking up the showroom floor while all the new pieces are showing up. This can mean they have far too much furniture to fit in the space they have so they need to move some of it out the door to make room.
Consider your patio or porch an extension of your house. Just as you would decorate your living room, choose furniture and accessories that suit your style so you and your guests can enjoy outdoor living.