Temperatures are heating up. The sun is out, pools are open, and our Tennessee summer is in full swing! Summertime in Middle Tennessee is always hot, yet so much fun. However, despite our best efforts, most of us don’t usually get our outdoor spaces in tip-top shape before summer begins. For the rest of us, some years the work we want to do never actually happens at all!

That’s why this summer, we want to help you make lasting memories with the people you love in the place that you call home – and that includes your outdoor spaces!

So whether you have a patio, front porch, back deck, or another outdoor structure you want to enjoy, here are some super easy steps you can take to get the most out of your outdoor spaces this Tennessee summer.

Get Your Deck Ready for a Tennessee Summer

1. Pressure wash your home

What does your home’s siding or brick have to do with your outdoor entertainment spaces? When you spend a lot of time outside, you’ll start to notice the condition of your home in ways that you haven’t before. Mold, mildew and other environmental residues can be a real eyesore when you want to enjoy some outdoor fun. By cleaning the outside of your home itself, you’ll automatically make your outdoor spaces a more enjoyable place to be. Taking this step will also increase the curb appeal of your home tremendously as well. Are you in the Middle Tennessee area? Then you can find out more about pressure washing services from our team at Protek right here.

2. Paint or stain your deck or patio

There’s no better way to make your deck or patio look and feel instantly brand new than with a fresh stain or paint job. We’d be willing to bet that taking this step will make your home itself feel remarkably cleaner and better taken care of to your guests. Choose a stain or paint that accentuates the color scheme of the rest of your home. Then choose patio furniture, pillows, or other accents to compliment the look! While you can definitely do this job yourself, we always recommend connecting with an expert when you’re able.

3. Add plants and greenery

As we mentioned in our previous post about your home’s curb appeal, greenery is a super affordable, easy way to make your outdoor space look incredible. Try a bit of home gardening, potted or hanging plants, or even shrubs or bushes that add some additional privacy to your property. If it’s alive and well maintained, there are thousands of options when it comes to flowers and plants that will add personality to your outdoor areas.

4. Choose appropriate seating

Don’t forget that your outdoor spaces are an extension of the rest of your home! If you want to fully enjoy your deck, patio or porch this summer, you’ll want to ensure that they’re comfortable, enjoyable places to be. There are many seating options available at your local home goods or home improvement stores. The key is to find the right fit for your space. From hammocks and benches to patio sets, tables and more, your seating will inform how you use your space, so choose wisely! We love resources like Pinterest, Instagram, and magazines like Better Homes & Gardens to help you fully envision the space.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to make your outdoor areas a place that you, your family and friends love to spend time! So don’t let this Tennessee summer get away without trying out at least one or two of these projects. Then grab a cold drink, cook up something on the grill, and enjoy the space you get to call home.

Need help with one of the summer projects on your home? We do everything from pressure washing, to staining, outdoor and indoor painting and more. If you’re in the Nashville or Middle Tennessee area, contact our ProTek team today to get a free, personalized quote!

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