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14 Fresh and Fun Patio Ideas to Inspire You This Summer

Summer is finally here, which means it’s time to think about your backyard entertaining options. Your exterior space doesn’t have to be boring. With just a little bit of effort, this area can become your favorite spot in the entire home.If you need a little inspiration to help you get started, you’re in luck. From pools to outdoor kitchens, we have 14 fresh patio ideas to help inspire your design. By the end of the list, you’ll likely find one that strikes your fancy.

1. Work with your pool

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2. Make sure there’s plenty of room for dining

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3. Think about adding a TV

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4. Bring some shade with a pergola

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5. Don’t forget lighting

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6. Create an outdoor kitchen

7. If nothing else, include a grill

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8. Add some warmth with a fireplace. Extend the life of your patio with a fire pit

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10. Keep cool with a fan

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11. Break it up into different seating areas

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12. Pay attention to your chair arrangements

 

 

13. Use benches for maximum seating

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14. Don’t forget the bar

Incorporating even one of these patio ideas into your outdoor space will keep your summer gatherings fresh and inviting. Are you inspired by anything on this list? Let us know in the comment


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