Getting Your Patio Ready for Summer

After yesterday’s heat wave, we reached almost 90 degrees, we think that it is safe to say that the cold weather is finally behind us!  Now we can look forward to backyard BBQ’s, hanging out with friends, and porch sitting.  If your patio or deck looks anything like mine, then it could use some TLC after the long winter months.  Take a look at your patio furniture.  Does it need to be replaced or refurbished?  If your furniture is metal or wood consider giving it a fresh coat of paint.  If your furniture is plastic, a mild solution of bleach and soapy water can rid it of grime and mold.

There also comes a time when the condition of the furniture is so bad that all of the DIY cleaning tricks just don’t work anymore, and it is time to start fresh.  Start looking now.  There are tons of new and exciting patio collections out there! Here are some of my favorite stores:

Connexion by Brown Jordan

Home Depot, Create your own collection


Cushions and pillows are a great and inexpensive way to update furniture as well.  You can stay all white or have fun with colors and prints.

Add end tables in place of a coffee table if space is tight.  Colorful ceramic garden stools make wonderful end tables.

Start looking now so you can find the right furniture and accessories to make your backyard paradise.

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