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Outdoor Patio Ideas for Spring 2015

Spring in Kansas City means patio season is finally here! We love patio season around here, especially when it’s in our own backyard. Here are six awesome ideas to spruce up your patio this spring so that you can enjoy it for seasons to come.

Outdoor LightingLighting

Make sure you have the right type of lighting for your outdoor patio. Forget harsh floodlights that make you feel like a prisoner in your own backyard. Use ambient lighting to create a warm, relaxing mood. Think sconce lighting near the door, and landscape lighting around the patio perimeter. Throw in a few hanging bulbs for a rustic feel, if that’s your vibe.

Related Read: How to Choose the Right Outdoor Lighting For Your Space

Stereo SpeakersOutdoor Stereo Speakers

Music makes everything better, especially  when you are enjoying the beautiful weather on your patio or porch. So make sure you’re able to listen to your favorite jams even while you’re outdoors. Smartphone and laptop speakers only go so high, and easily get lost when you’re in a group outside. Install outdoor stereo speakers around the perimeter of your patio. Fusion Electric can install speakers that disappear into the decor of your patio, and can withstand different weather climates.

 

Install Television In PatioOutdoor Television

If you like to entertain outside in the spring and summer, or enjoy watching your favorite cooking show while grilling up dinner outside, don’t let your television cord hold you back. Fusion Electric will cut the cord for you by installing an outdoor television in your patio. Given the right storage, outdoor televisions are a great addition to your patio.

 

OutletsElectrical Outlets Outside

Don’t forget about adding more outlets outside that are GFCI protected. This will ensure that you can charge your phone, tablet, or computer while still using it outside on your patio. You’ll never have to run back inside to charge your phone when it alerts that you’re below 10% of its battery life.

 

Lighting for Pool and SpaPool & Spa Lighting

If you are lucky enough to have a pool or spa in your backyard, make sure you’re able to use it even when the sun sets. Sometimes after-dark pool and spa parties are the best kind! We can install halogen or LED lights inside and around your pool, so you can easily and safely take a midnight dip this spring and summer.

 

Security LightingSecurity Lighting Patio

While we said floodlights are bad for patios, they are good to install around the perimeter of your patio and your home for security reasons. Floodlights ensure that you can see deep into your yard should an intruder try something sneaky. They can also be useful if you want to play yard games after dark, or just to keep an eye on the kids as they play beyond the patio when the sun goes down.

Let Fusion Electric deck out your patio this spring. Call us today at 913-563-7975.