How to Get the Most Out of Your Enclosed Patio

Posted by Polar Shades on Nov 25, 2019 4:58:03 PM

Courtyard patios are unique spaces, and because they’re often smaller than many porches or sunrooms, some homeowners may not know how to use the space to its fullest. Below are some great tips for getting the most out of your enclosed patio. 

How to Maximize an Enclosed Patio for Greater Comfort

Invest in Furniture with Built-in Storage
A few pieces of furniture may be all you can fit in your enclosed patio which is why you need to be strategic about the pieces you choose. By purchasing sofas, chairs or benches that have built-in storage, you eliminate the need for dedicated storage units and save valuable space.

Decorate Vertically 
One way to make a space feel larger is to utilize vertical space as much as possible. Creating a wall using landscaping features, such as hanging plants, can add life and color to your patio.

Leave Empty Space
Any area will feel larger and more accessible if you refrain from filling every inch. Place furniture strategically and allow plenty of room to move.

Add Lighting 
Mounted light fixtures and standing lamps give light after the sun goes down, allowing you to enjoy your patio in the evening. You can also hang string lights to add ambiance. Use LED bulbs to cut down on energy costs.

During the day, if you want to control the sunlight and reduce glare and heat, consider installing exterior shades. Not only do they block the sun, they also block UV rays, which protects your furniture and keeps it from fading. Our shades can be mounted on virtually any opening and come in both manual and motorized configurations for easy operation. To learn more about our variety of shade options, contact us at 702-260-6110 to schedule a free, in-home consultation with one of our shade experts.  


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