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7 Ways to Style Patios and Backyards for Summer

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With spring leaving and the dog days of summer fast approaching, spending time outside is probably high on your to-do list! We’re right there with you. Our team has pulled together a list of ways to bring your backyard and patio up to shape for a great summer outdoors.

7 Ways to Update Your Backyard and Patio Spaces

1. Consider Your Patio Doors

If you’re seeking an elegant look to dress up your back entryway, French patio doors may be for you. Treasure your more traditional style? Our classic sliding door maximizes your view of the outdoors while quietly accenting your living space. Finally, contemporary patio doors give your home an edge with the modern design etched on the glass.

Storm Door from Window World

2. Check Your Screen Doors

Who enjoys watching a summer thunderstorm roll in? With screen storm doors leading to your backyard, you can view the beauty of nature from the comfort of the great indoors. They’re more than just a way to stay connected with the outside, though: screen doors keep pesky insects out. Enjoy that balmy summer air without mosquitoes or other summer pests finding their way inside!

3. Fix or Replace Damaged Windows

Summer brings longer days, which means more opportunities to enjoy beautiful natural light pouring into your home… so long as the light isn’t coming through cracked or damaged windows. Repairing or replacing your windows should be a high priority this time of year, since it can impact your home’s energy efficiency and lead to higher utility bills.

4. Try Adding Bright Patio Furniture to Your Space

Brighten up your outdoor space with colorful, summery furniture and decor. Bright colors like coral, yellow or orange add a seasonal pop of color. Colored Adirondack chairs are the perfect option for adding character, but you could also just incorporate a few outdoor pillows to your furniture if you want a lighter touch. You can find many inexpensive options at your local home improvement stores.

5. Add a Decorative Rug

If you think your patio needs an extra decorative touch, a rug is a great way to enhance its appeal. Adding a decorative indoor-outdoor rug to your backyard patio area styles and connects your space without crowding it with clutter, which is crucial if you have a smaller backyard. It’s also more pleasant if you want to walk barefoot and ties your furniture together into one cohesive unit.

6. Look Into Creative Ways to Add Shade

Shade can be an excellent addition to your backyard, and it’s easy to obtain even if you don’t have shade trees. An umbrella, trellis or pergola can add sun and rain protection for your outdoor belongings or even you when you’re out and about in your yard. With so many available options, it’s also another opportunity to display your sense of style. With these, you can comfortably sit outside without worrying about getting sunburned.

back porch with sliding door

7. Add Some Light to Your Patio

Adding lights to your backyard patio asserts your personality and makes it easier to enjoy the outdoors once the summer sun finally sets. Whether you favor fun string lights or a more traditional garden stake or post light, outdoor lighting is a practical, welcoming choice, no matter the time of day.

Ready to Make Your Patio Summer Ready?

Window World of Youngstown is full of knowledgeable professionals who know how to make your backyard and patio look its best. Contact us and see how we can get your summer home improvement project started. Schedule your free in-home or virtual estimate today—let’s get started!