As the weather heats up, it’s time to start thinking about your outdoor spaces. Your patio adds more living area to your home and provides the perfect space for al fresco entertainment, but when was the last time it got a makeover? If you’re planning to remodel your patio in time for summer, here are three services you’ll need to get the job done.
The most important part of your patio is the paved floor. If you’re ready for a remodel, chances are your concrete could use a refresh. You can choose a company that does the entire job for you or go the do-it-yourself route by ordering a ready mixed concrete truck.
There are also more options for your patio floor than plain old gray concrete. Many concrete services offer unique touches like stamping, sealing and acid washes. You can also use concrete forms to replicate the look of natural stone or masonry.
Like any construction project, remodeling your patio will generate a lot more waste than you expect. Rotted wood, bent nails, boxes and wrappers will pile up quickly. You don’t want all this trash and debris cluttering up your garden, so hire rubbish removal services to bring out dumpsters and bins before you get started.
Do you want to keep your patio remodel as green as possible? Separate out anything that can be reused so you can save it or sell it. You can also ask for recycling bins in addition to rubbish bins so you can reduce the amount of waste you send to the landfill.
The summer sun can be brutal, so give your patio a nice shade by hiring a carpenter to build a pergola or patio cover. Covering your patio not only provides refuge from the sun’s harsh rays but also protects your patio floor, furniture and accessories from light, heat and moisture damage.
Speaking of furniture, a good carpenter can also construct custom patio furniture to give your remodel the perfect finishing touch. A pair of Adirondack chairs is great for relaxing with a book, while a long table and benches provides room for fun gatherings with family and friends.
Is the perfect patio out of your budget? You don’t have to settle for less to avoid breaking the bank. Consider doing as much of the work as possible yourself. You can also purchase used materials and repurpose pieces of your old patio to save even more money.
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and walks in the park with her husky, Snowball.