Spring will soon be here, and before you know it, you’ll be ready to spend your time in your outdoor space, entertaining guests or relaxing and enjoying the warmer weather. Now is the time to upgrade your outdoor space to maximize the use and enjoyment of your patio spaces. Here are some ideas for upgrading your backyard this spring.

Improve your cooking space

Backyards are made for grilling. If your grill is worn down or if its cooking capabilities aren’t up to your culinary skills, upgrade your grill so you’re ready for all of your summer barbecues! You can stick with a simple grill or invest in an full outdoor kitchen complete with a built-in grill, along with countertops, kitchen accessories, and outdoor appliances.

Add a heat source

If you’re eager to get more use out of your outdoor space, add a source of heat! A firepit or outdoor fireplace enhances your outdoor space with warmth and ambiance. When chilly nights would otherwise drive you inside, you can warm up next to the fire. An outdoor firepit or fireplace also helps to visually anchor your outdoor space and provides the perfect gathering spot for outdoor entertaining. You can opt for a traditional wood-burning firepit or fireplace, or if you prefer the warmth of a fire without the work or the smoke, you can choose a gas firepit or fireplace.

Provide plenty of seating

Seating options make your outdoor space more functional. Create different zones of seating with a dining set for entertaining guests, cozy couches or chairs for spending quality time with family and friends, or a hammock for relaxing. Seating also provides guests with ample space to relax and enjoy your gatherings, and plenty of options will allow you to spend more time in your backyard as you’ll have all of the space you need to dine or relax.

Don’t forget the shade

In spring, you might relish the sun’s warm rays on your patio, but come summer, too much direct sunlight can make your patio unusable. Make sure you provide shaded zones on your patio with umbrellas or a pergola so that your patio remains comfortable even on the hottest of days.

Decorate your outdoor space

One of the most common mistakes people make with their outdoor spaces is that they add plants and furnishing, but they neglect the finishing touches! Decorating your outdoor space makes your yard more attractive and more inviting. Add pops of color with outdoor rugs or throw pillows and accessorize your outdoor space with fairy lights or other décor. Taking the time to decorate your outdoor space will make your yard feel like a real retreat.

Upgrading your patio this spring can add value to your outdoor living space and your home! An upgraded patio space is more inviting, functional, and enjoyable to spend your time in. Whether you’re looking for a new grill, an outdoor fire pit, or other outdoor furniture or backyard accessories, stop by Tri-County Hearth & Patio today! We have everything you need to turn your outdoor living space into an oasis.