Warm weather is always a welcome treat to us in Alberta so when the hot weather hits – we become creatures of the outdoors. Lighting up the BBQ with friends and family and enjoying the patio is a common site around our cities and towns. With the outdoors becoming a second home the Patio is a place that you may want to add some extra love. We have 5 beautiful additions that can help you complete your patio to ensure the maximum enjoyment for you and your guests.
Fire Pit – Who doesn’t like to roast marshmallows sand make smores! If you do not have one, they are not affordable and easy to add. With today's options you do not need to dig out a hold and build up with blocks. The custom fire pits that can sit on your patio are many and it creates a very warm and cozy settings for those cooler summer nights.
Outdoor Lighting – ok sure we are being a bit bias in this department but outdoor lighting can bring your patio area to a whole new level. When the shorter nights show up in late summer and you’re out enjoying the warm weather you don’t want to have to go in because it’s gotten dark. You want to maximize that outside time as long as possible and outdoor lighting can do that for you. Whether you want to expand your patio and light up your paths and fences or whether it’s string of lights around your deck – find a way to use outdoor lighting. You won’t regret the investment.
Patio Décor – Now a days the patio décor items have made a very strong comeback. Comfy couches, lounge chairs and outdoor rugs have become common place. When you look at your patio envision what you will use it for the most. Is it hosting dinners – then you should have a larger, more comfortable table set up. Is it for visiting over a fire with drinks – then comfortable chairs and couches should be placed. Whatever the use it’s easy to brighten it up and make it a relaxing space. It’s not just about lawn chairs anymore – it’s outside living room and you can add candles, flowers and even art work – there is no limit to how you decorate your outdoor space!
Pergola– This might be a bit of a stretch for some but for others there is space and room to make the addition. This can always create a wow factor for our patio. Pergola’s have an open lattice structure of wooden cross beams instead of the standard room. It allows for some shade as well as allows the light to shine through. Warm them up by adding some lighting or strings of lights around the beams to create a beautiful space to sit back and soak up the summer nights.
Outdoor Kitchen – with BBQ season in full force it always let’s the inside kitchen take a break. Whether it’s upgrading your BBQ to include extra cooking features or adding in a counter. You can go small with a little bar and bar stools and a grill OR you can go big and include counters, a beverage bar and refrigerator. Whatever you decide creating an version of an outdoor kitchen will ensure your guests a seamless and relaxing dinner, followed by cold drinks on the patio.
At Divine Design Outdoor Lighting our goal is to ensure your outdoor space is optimized and enjoyed by your friends and family to the fullest. Take a look at your outdoors space and invest it in because when it comes down to it – it’s about the people that you will be sharing life with and that is why we create and light up beautiful spaces