About Marcus Thompson

About Marcus Thompson

Create An Intimate Patio

by Kaylee Craig

While it may have felt like spring and summer would never arrive, you have finally gotten through the cold weather! The payoff is gorgeous spring weather, with summer following before you know it. If you have decided to add an intimate patio by your backyard, this is a wonderful time to get started. If you aren't sure how you want to decorate your patio, you can browse through decorating magazines to get a feel for the look you want. In addition, here are some ideas for you to consider.

The Flooring - Brick and flagstone would both be beautiful and, since the area will be small, either one would be very affordable. Another idea is to have a concrete floor. Of course, painting it will make it even more attractive, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional to do the job for you. Choose something sophisticated, like the look of a black and white checkered floor or an Italian marble finish.

The Furniture - For elegant furnishings, consider wrought iron in a delicate design. A small round table with two chairs would be the perfect intimate setting, but it would also be a good idea to purchase two other chairs that you can pull up if you have more guests. If there's room, consider adding a small hanging bench swing. Add colorful pillows, too. However, make sure the fabric is weatherproof.

The Decor - Consider decorating with different shapes and sizes of pots filled with greenery and flowers. Decorative bird houses set on tables and hanging from the ceiling would also be very pretty. Stenciling a design on the walls would add charm, too. All you need is a stencil, a flat brush, and whichever paints you want to use.  Finish the look with a beautiful awning!

  • In addition to the style and beauty, awnings are also very functional.
  • Your furniture will be protected from the rays of the sun. In fact, having an awning by a window means that your indoor furniture will be protected from the sun's damage.
  • For the small patio you are creating, a fabric awning would be perfect. Consider selecting a light color which will not trap the heat.
  • If you select a retractable awning, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to operate. Awnings are so well made today that you will be able to use yours for many years.

Congratulations on planning your intimate patio early.


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About Me

About Marcus Thompson

My name is Marcus Thompson and about 8 years ago I found myself raising 3 children on my own. Before becoming a single father, I was too busy in my corporate world to even realize my home was falling apart. However, as I began spending more time at home, I began to notice all of the issues that were quickly causing my home's value to decrease. I couldn't afford to hire a contractor to fix these issues, so little by little, I began learning how to fix these problems myself. Over the years, I became a dedicated DIY enthusiast who is capable of fixing any issue I may encounter in my home. Creating this website is my way of sharing everything I have learned over the years with other parents and homeowners so that they too can begin taking control of any issues they may experience with their home.