5 Steps to Prepare Your Outdoor Living Spaces for Spring
As the winter chill fades away, it’s time to start preparing your outdoor space for the coming of spring. It’s essential to make sure your porch, deck, or yard is inviting, comfortable, and useful in order to make the most of the longer days and brighter sunshine.
Here are five spring spruce-up tips to help you prepare for the warm, sunny days that are soon to come.
1. Plan your outdoor space like you would an indoor space.
Entering a space usually reveals how much effort was put into its design. A successful plan and implementation can create a seamless and inviting atmosphere. On the other hand, an unorganized mix of worn-out furniture and clutter can be discouraging.
If a beautiful space is desired, it is best to plan ahead. Need help planning the perfect outdoor space? At AES Hearth & Patio, our expert team is here to help!
2. Incorporate an outdoor cooking station.
Make sure you have the right gear for cooking outside! With your grilling accessories at your cooking station, you won’t have to keep running back inside the house. Once you have your basic set-up in place, you can consider adding to it: a smoker for a new alternative to grilling. Or, add a fire pit for communal fun!
3. Give your grill a spring cleaning.
Regular maintenance is key to extending the life of your barbecue grill. It doesn’t matter if your grill is powered by natural gas, propane, or charcoal—they all require some TLC to stay in top shape.
Use a small scraper to remove any build-up. Use a shop vac to get rid of any loose debris. To finish up, clean the outside of the grill with a dish soap and water mixture. The dish soap will help cut through any grease.
By taking a few simple steps to maintain your grill, you can enjoy it for seasons to come!
4. Update your furniture.
If your outdoor patio furniture has been exposed to the elements over the years, it might be time to spruce up your space. Replace any pieces that have become worn or damaged due to excessive use.
Consider investing in furniture made from weather-resistant materials such as teak, aluminum, or a synthetic option. These materials can withstand rain and UV rays, extending the life of your outdoor furniture. Before hosting outdoor get-togethers, inspect your furniture and replace any worn pieces to keep your patio looking its best.
5. Keep safety first.
If you have an outdoor fireplace, gas or wood-burning, you’ll want to have an annual inspection completed before you start your first fire of the season. Exposure to outdoor weather conditions and the raw elements of winter can cause wear and tear, especially over time.
An inspection can help to prevent and remedy any settling, crackling, or crumbling. It could also reveal a gas leak, a defective pilot light, or issues with the burners. Ensuring that your outdoor fireplace is well-maintained and free of defects is essential to proper operation and safety.
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Transform your porch or deck into a beautiful oasis and start imagining all the entertaining possibilities this spring! Come in and shop at our showrooms in Newville or Camp Hill, PA where you’ll find top brands, or make an appointment online—we are here to help!