10 Ways to Update Your Patio for Summer

Goodbye for now, Raincouver – we’re welcoming BBQ season with open arms! Given the record-breaking rain in Vancouver this year, we’re happy to gear up for a season of grilling and outdoor relaxation, starting with the top ten ways to update your apartment patio space.

Adding greenery and new plants will instantly give your patio a refresh. Bonus: plant fresh herbs that you can use to cook with.

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Credit: Dezignable

String lights will provide light until the wee hours of the night and instantly improve the ambiance.

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Credit: Annette Nordstrom

Bright new throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to transform your space.

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Credit: Honestly WTF

The addition of an area rug will instantly make your space come together.

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Credit: Pinterest

Get romantic with candles and lanterns. Citronella candles do double duty in keeping pesky flies away.

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Credit: One Kin Design

The best days are those that turn into night. Add throw blankets to make sure you and your guests stay warm and cozy.

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Credit: Apartment Therapy

Adding an outdoor bar gives you the space to accessorize. Go ahead, buy that bar cart you’ve always wanted.

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Credit: Laurel and Wolf

Summer nights may not be long, but they are cold. Gas firepits bring instant warmth to any patio.

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Credit: Brooklyn Limestone

Especially in older condos, installing patio tiles can make your space new again.

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Credit: Apartment Therapy

A hammock will make the ultimate patio, and all of your friends jealous.


Credit: Instagram

Now that you have your perfect patio space, see our article on preparing the inside of your home.

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