Four Ways To Create A Nice Patio

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It's nice to have an area in your backyard where the family can go when they want to be outside when the weather permits. However, if you don't have a proper patio area to relax in, then your time outside will be extremely limited. You should consider having a few things installed to help you create a nice patio area. Here are four things that can help you have the perfect patio to enjoy: 

1: Have concrete poured

You want to have concrete poured in the area where you want your patio to be, if there isn't already a concrete slab there. Many people decide to just keep the concrete for the patio area as it is easy to clean. However, if you decide to go with something like tile or even outdoor carpet, then the concrete will be in place already for you to have the flooring of your choice installed. The patio flooring is important because it helps cut down on pests and gives you a flat and level surface for furniture.

2: Have a patio covering installed

You want to have a patio cover installed for many reasons. One of the biggest reasons for having a patio covering installed is that it will protect everyone on the patio from too much exposure to the sunlight, which can not only cause a painful sunburn but can also increase the chances of skin cancer developing. Also, the patio covering will keep everyone dry, as well as prevent bird poop from landing where you would definitely not want it to land. 

3: Have the patio screened in

If you decide to have a permanently affixed patio covering installed, then you should also have the patio screened in. You can have screens put in that are also permanent, or you can go with retractable ones so you can screen the patio area in when you want and open it up when you don't want the screen. The screen also helps to provide shade on the patio. Plus, it helps keep mosquitoes, flies, bees, wasps, and other flying pests from bothering you. 

4: Have good outdoor furniture put in the patio area

Outdoor furniture comes in a lot of different types and can be very comfortable, as well as functional. Since it is designed for outdoor use, it will be easy to clean and will do well in different temperatures. Once you have flooring, a patio cover, a screen enclosure, and the patio furniture, you will have a whole other family area you can enjoy.


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Keeping Cool All Summer Long

Moving to a hot climate freed me from dealing with snow and ice in the winter. However, it also brought a lot more heat during the summer. I had resigned myself to paying big bills for cooling nine months out of the year when I found out from a friend that my air conditioner was struggling and need in of repair. Once a technician stopped by and gave my equipment a tune up, my cooling costs were nearly cut in half! This surprising discovery prompted me to head online and blog about my experiences. Even if you and your family only use the air conditioner a few times a month during the summer, you can benefit from my tips on keeping the equipment running smoothly and efficiently. You'll appreciate the combination of cooler indoor temperatures and lower monthly bills.