Enjoy the Warm Weather: 4 Reasons to Add a Patio to Your Yard

When summertime finally rolls around, we instinctively want to spend time outside. Soaking up the summer sun and taking in the light breeze over a cookout with the family is something that we all crave. To ensure that you enhance your summer experience, here are four reasons you should consider adding a patio to your yard.

Outdoor Entertainment Space

When you have friends, neighbors, or family over, it helps to have a wide open entertainment space. When you install an outdoor patio, you have just that. Whether it’s cooking hamburgers and hotdogs or projecting a late night movie, your patio will create the perfect outdoor entertainment space.

It Will Get You Outdoors More Often

With an outdoor patio comes patio furniture. Tables and chairs that will be easily accessible. This will likely entice you into spending some more time outdoors enjoying the summertime weather. Most of the time people just skip the outdoor scene for the simple fact that they don’t have any designated space in their home to do so. With an outdoor patio, you essentially give yourself an easy location to enjoy reading, cooking, talking on the phone, searching the internet on your laptop, and everything else.

Increase Your Home’s Value

Patios are highly desired features that potential homebuyers are looking for. When you install a patio, you can consider it an investment in your home’s value. This means that you’ll enjoy the proceeds as the value of your home increases. Why not spend your money on an outdoor patio you can use and enjoy now, instead of another item that won’t improve your home’s value?

Allow You to Design

One of the coolest features about an outdoor patio over a deck is that you can put your design skills to the test. With a patio, it’s more versatile to include various things such as a fire pit or brick oven. There are basically endless possibilities to what you can include with your patio. The best part is that you can continue to add features into the future. This way, you don’t have to worry about spending a ton of money upfront. You can start with a basic patio and continue the design process over the years to come.

Adding a patio to your yard is something that you should highly consider doing. Not only will it give you entertainment space and enhance the value of your home, but it will get you outside more often, and you can enjoy the design process. It’s time to take the plunge and get your patio installed today.



Addy Reeds is a freelance writer from Eugene, Oregon. She discovered her passion for journalism while attending the University of Oregon. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @addyreeds1; https://www.facebook.com/addy.reeds