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6 Ways to Give Your Patio a Spring Makeover


Spring is a popular time of year for homeowners to do some major housework. Once you finish necessary chores like cleaning your baseboards, appliances and cabinets, you can turn your attention outside. New homes in McKinney TX, like the ones at Fairways at Craig Ranch, include a covered patio that’s perfect for entertaining guests. Here are a few ideas on how you can give your outdoor living space a seasonal refresh.

Bold Colors – Give your patio a vibrant and elegant look by hanging outdoor draperies in bold colors like red, and adding patterned pillows in complementary colors. Look for drapes made from wrinkle-free materials such as acrylic, nylon or polyester. These materials will hold up wonderfully when harsh weather hits.

Outdoor Rug – It’s a good idea to have a durable rug for your patio, so consider indoor-outdoor options, such as rugs made from polypropylene and acrylic. These rugs are stain resistant, mold-resistant and easy to clean.

Accentuate Height – You can make a small outdoor space look larger by accentuating height. One way to do this is to combine 8-foot-long drapery panels, posts lined with decorative hooks and a grouping of hanging plants. These elements will draw the eye upwards, making your patio look larger than it really is.

Floral Arrangements – One way to add a burst of color to your outdoor tabletop surfaces is with fresh-cut flowers. Keep your floral pieces looking fresh by cutting stems at an angle under running water every other day, and changing the water daily. You’ll be able to extend the life of your flowers by one to two weeks this way.

Outdoor Wine Storage – Get your patio ready for your next party by adding a wall-mounted wine rack made from a basic wood shipping pallet. Then, fill the rustic wine holder with your favorite bottles and glassware just before guests arrive.

Hanging Furniture – If space is at a premium on your patio, you may want to invest in some hanging furniture. You don’t have to go out and buy new furniture if you have an old crib or bench lying around. These pieces can be transformed into an outdoor loveseat, especially since crib mattresses are usually coated in plastic anyway – making them a perfect fit for outdoor use.

Landon Homes has spacious new homes in McKinney TX for sale in the community of Fairways at Craig Ranch. Buyers can choose from a variety of three, four and five bedroom floor plans ranging in size from 2,100 to 3,100 square feet. New homes include features such as a study, gameroom. media room, formal dining room, bay window for the master bedroom, and a huge walk-in closet. Come out to Fairways at Craig Ranch today and see why you should select Landon to build the home of your dreams.

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