Fresh Ideas for Stylish Patios

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The outdoor flooring is the most important outside space this year. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to renew your patio and give it your style.

Depending on your budget, the best way to update your patio can be as easy as painting your patio floor or adding an outdoor area rug. Or you can get more involved by staining the existing concrete or adding patio tile or stone.

Outdoor Rugs

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One of the easiest ways to update your patio is by adding an outdoor rug to cover your boring deck or concrete patio floor. Make sure you choose a rug for outdoor, it’s usually made of synthetic materials like nylon, acrylic or heavy-duty natural fibers like seagrass, they’ll be less prone to mildew and fading.

Tiled Patio Inspiration

Tile is low maintenance, easy to clean and very resistant to the outdoor elements. Now that we convince you of its practicality, you will see that tiled patio adds value to your home.

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Outdoor Painted Flooring and Stained Concrete Floors

If you like to be involved in the process and you like DIY projects, you should take outdoor painted flooring into consideration.  It’s all about the correct materials. If you’re working with porous stone, concrete or brick outdoor flooring, visit your local home improvement store and ask for help.

If you layer your paints by starting with a neutral color and painting over it (when dry) with a bright color, you’ll achieve a lovely patina when the paint starts to wear down.

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Make sure there’s plenty of room for dining

Don’t forget a dining table for hosting dinner parties.

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Make it cozier

Lightning is very important for every space, even for the patio area.

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Include a grill

Make sure you have a grill so that you’re not stuck in the kitchen preparing a meal while guests socialize outside. 

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Keep cool with a fan

Ceiling fans are a must for those who like to keep cool all year round.