Retractable Screens for Getting Your Back Yard & Porch Ready for Summer

Getting Your Backyard Porch Ready for Summer

by Courtni Wisenbaker-Scheel

sum1It’s that time of year again! Time for backyard barbecues and spending quality time with family and friends. However, a backyard and back porch take a beating throughout the winter, and most need a bit of attention to maintain their appeal. At Home Improvement Leads, we’re always eager to help homeowners achieve their home improvement goals. Here are our six tips to get your backyard porch ready for summer

Make it Comfortable

The best way to ensure that you’ll want to spend as much time as possible in your backyard is by making it comfortable to be out there. Think of your porch as another living room and fill it with a cozy outdoor sofa and chairs. Don’t forget to add a pop of color with a vibrant outdoor rug to add a decorative accent.

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Screen in Your Porch
No one is comfortable when they are constantly swatting mosquitos. If you already have a covered porch, screen it off with Plissé’s fully retractable screens to give you the insect protection you’re looking for. Plus, these screens offer you complete ease of operation, versatility of style, and durability to withstand the elements.

sum2Build a Fire Pit

Nothing says summer more than sitting around a fire, roasting marshmallows and making s’mores.
You can have this fun anytime you like when you install a fire pit in your backyard. If you are up for a more extensive revamp and have the space to do so, fire pits can be built into the porch floor, making it even easier to slip into a state of relaxation. Keep in mind, however, that it’s always wise to have a sturdy cover for whenever the fire pit is not in use.

Storage for Games

Whether you have small children or not, games are always fun to play in the backyard, but no on
wants to stare at bean bags and soccer balls all the time. Instead, have plenty of multifunctional storage boxes placed in the yard or along the patio. Though there are plenty of utilitarian options available on the market, opt for a treated wooden box that you can then paint to match your color scheme.
sum3Plant Diverse Flowers

When you’re in nature you want color galore! The easiest way to do that is to plant a large bed of flowers that will perfectly accent your outdoor furniture color scheme. Be sure to include potted plants of varying heights on your porch as well.

Bring the Outdoors In

Just because you aren’t in your backyard doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it. Help bring the outdoors in by installing Plissé Retractable Screens on your back door and windows. Using only one hand, you’ll be able to lock your screen in place, creating a perfect seal which will only allow the warm summer breezes to pass through.

The warmth and fun of summer is fleeting, so get out there and start enjoying it in your new and improved backyard porch!

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