If you have a small patio, you may think that its limited space should be reserved for a small grill or a couple of chairs. The good news is that with the right products and a little planning, you can make the space much more interesting and useful. Whether you’ve always wanted a small fountain or a lush container garden, it’s even possible with the smallest of spaces.
The initial investment you should make is in seats that also act as a deposit. This can take the form of benches that have a retractable lid, where you can store gardening tools, earth, barbecue tools, and many other outdoor objects that take up a surprisingly large amount of space. If you don’t mind seating, there are many large trunks that can serve as an additional shelf for placing flower pots. Inside, you can store the gardening hose or a compact circular grill. If necessary, you can always remove the items on the top of the trunk and use it as a bench.
The seats can take the form of folding chairs. These can be easily stored behind larger elements or against the wall so that they do not take up space. There are many chairs on the market that are foldable, as well as durable and attractive. For convenience, consider investing a chair with a canvas or canvas back. These can be easily machine washed and the fabrics are generally treated to resist water.
If you’ve always wanted a container garden on your patio, consider investing in flower pots that can be suspended from the ceiling or attached to the walls or balcony railing. These are not only attractive but have a variety of forms and can act as a vital habitat for a variety of plant species. One thing to remember is that patio plants usually require much more frequent watering than plants grown in the ground. To save space that would otherwise be needed to store a bulky garden hose, consider purchasing a retractable gardening hose, which is made of expandable and waterproof material. These can be easily folded and stowed and serve the same purpose.
Also, if your small patio is uncovered and you want to create some shade, consider installing an awning. These are highly customizable and easy to install yourself. In addition, they usually take up much less space than a bulky umbrella stand and an outdoor umbrella.
Finally, if you’ve always wanted some sort of water features like a fountain or pond, it’s still possible in a small space. For example, you can create a barrel tin using recycled barrels, which were once used to ferment alcohol. These can be easily made waterproof and serve as very attractive and rustic water features. You can easily install a water pump and enjoy the sound of bubbling water as you sit on your patio.
Find ways to maximize the usefulness of your space and you can enjoy your home more. A balcony or veranda can be an extremely fun place to relax, regardless of its size.