6 Ways to get your Patio Ready for Spring!

Retractable screen doors installed on patio doors

Consider your patio or deck as an extension of your home

Spending time with friends and family on a nice day while enjoying the comforts of your own home is what many of us dream of on a day to day basis. By renovating or designing your backyard, porch or balcony as an extension of your home you will be able to bring your dream to life. From playing cards to enjoying a nice dinner on a beautiful summer night, your outdoor living space expands the livable space of your house while also allowing you and your guests to enjoy the great outdoors.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of the patio season!

Add entertainment elements

By adding entertainment elements such as a fire pit, BBQ,  patio furniture or even an outdoor television you create another dimension to your home that is more inviting. By having all the necessities of a great patio setup, you will be sure to use your space more and your friends will be eager to come over and hang out! Everyone enjoys being outside during the spring & summer so why not transform your space into an outdoor living room this season and create your dream oasis for years to come.

Mirage offers great products that will help make your backyard more comfortable, our motorized screens are great for sun control and keep pesky insects out! learn more about Mirage Motorized Retractable Screens.

large opening retractable screens for patio enclosures
Horizon 4800 mounted on outdoor patio

Set up screening

As wonderful as spending time outside is, we often find ourselves swatting bugs away or becoming too hot in south or west facing yards. Installing motorized or manual retractable screens on your deck or patio will not only add a new dimension by creating a convertible outdoor room, but they will also improve the overall experience for you and your guests by helping you to control sun glare and insects. The Horizon 4800 is a motorized retractable screen for large openings that can span openings up to 22 feet in width and 16 feet in height. The H4800 offers solutions for privacy as well as insect and sun control and come in a variety of 40 different fabrics to suit your needs! Enjoy your patio experience more by installing a motorized retractable screen this season!

Add greenery with plants

Plants and flowers are a great addition to your patio to make it more lively and colorful. You can add potted plants or have hanging baskets that thrive in your climate to add a low maintenance but aesthetically pleasing element to your patio! You should choose flowers and plants that blend well with your patio furniture and that will effectively add to the color palette of your space.

Plants add greenery that add life to your patio
Horizon 4800 al fresco dining

Add proper lighting

This tip especially relates when you want to use your outdoor living space after the sun goes down. You can brighten your yard or balcony by installing solar lights in your landscaping, on the rails or edges of your patio or even on your fence. A well-lit deck will create ambiance when the sun goes down and will allow the grill master to see what’s on the barbecue when he is cooking up a feast!

Freshen up colors by touching up paint

Make sure to touch up the paint around your home’s exterior to ensure that it is vibrant and lively for the spring & summer. You would be surprised by how much repainting your doors, outdoor furniture or restaining your deck will make everything feel new again. Repainting elements of your space is a cost-effective way to freshen up your lanai.

Horizon 4800 mounted on pool patio deck