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. Credit: Dezignable   String lights will provide light until the wee hours of the night and instantly improve the ambiance. Credit: Annette Nordstrom   Bright new throw pillows are one of the easiest ways to transform your space. Credit: Honestly WTF   The addition of an area rug will instantly make your space come together. Credit: Pinterest   Get romantic with candles and lanterns. Citronella candles do double duty in keeping pesky flies away. 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. Credit: Apartment Therapy   Adding an outdoor bar gives you the space to accessorize. Go ahead, buy that bar cart you’ve always wanted. Credit: Laurel and Wolf   Summer nights may not be long, but they are cold. Gas firepits bring instant warmth to any patio. Credit: Brooklyn Limestone   Especially in older condos, installing patio tiles can make your space new again. 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.