It’s time to really enjoy outdoor living
When we say “outdoor living” we’re talking about something more than pitching a pup tent in your yard. This summer, why not really rev things up in your outdoor living space? We’ve got summertime patio ideas for you that are going to make you want to move out of your house and into the great outdoors.
Patio Idea #1 — Permeable Pavers
Eco-friendly and beautiful to look at, permeable pavers allow water to go through the patio to be absorbed into the ground. They’re often used in urban areas to avoid rainwater run off flowing into a parking lot or street where it picks up salt and chemicals before running into nearby rivers and streams. Permeable pavers are easy to install. Begin by digging down 15-20 inches, layering rock big to small, then adding pavers on top.
Patio Idea #2 — Outdoor Stereo
Nothing makes a BBQ better than grooving to your jam! Outdoor stereo systems are the hot trend for cool outdoor living. Affordable, weather-proof speakers and a sound system give your summer a soundtrack. You can DIY, but if you’re not super techy you’ll probably want to get the system professionally installed.
Patio Idea #3 — Outdoor Fireplace
More than just a fire pit, an outdoor fireplace transforms your patio into a true living area. Guests will love gathering around your hearth. Best of all, an outdoor fireplace extends patio season well into fall and sometimes even winter.
Patio Idea #4 — Outdoor Kitchen
From a simple grill station to a full blown kitchen with countertops, storage space, sink, stovetop and more, an outdoor kitchen expands your entertainment options. Choose from prefab or custom islands and work stations depending upon your budget. Consult with a landscape designer for ideas and possibilities.
Patio Idea #5 — Black Mulch
Mulch is highly functional, but it’s also aesthetic. Black mulch in your garden or around trees gives the appearance of freshly tilled earth, making greenery and colorful flowers visually pop.
As every Minnesotan knows, we have about 45 nanoseconds before it’s winter again. You need to make the most of it while there’s still time! Call our landscape designer today for your free estimate.