Ok, so prettify is not a real word. I just wanted to get your attention. It is summer with an attitude this year. It has been dry and it is hot. And the perfect place to spend these warm, sultry evenings is on the patio. So let’s really look at that concrete patio. Is it a stamped concrete patio? Is it clean and beautiful and a real joy? Or is it one of those places where you sit and think – we really need to clean this, or I wonder what can be done to restore the color, or I wish our patio was prettier. So this week, I am going to talk about the easy ways you can “prettify” your patio making it a place of peace and tranquility. A place where you can relax, de-stress, and let the cares of the world roll away. Not a place where you add things to your already overburdened “to do “ list.
A really simple way to improve any patio is to clean it. We had a customer last week who had a beautiful stone patio. However, because the patio was in the shade all the time and had some low spots that did not drain the water well, the patio was dirty and covered in mold and mildew, making it a less than desirable place to rest. After the patio was cleaned with SealGreen Mold and Mildew Cleaner, the customer called and exclaimed how pleased he was. The saddest comment though was “Why didn’t we do this sooner?” They are putting the house up for sale and now someone else will get to enjoy the clean and beautiful patio. You can take a so-so concrete patio and make it delightful simply by cleaning.it.
This reminds me of the stories about saving the best china for the guests who never come. Or about saving the dress or the special shoes for that special event that never happens. We should take the small steps to create beautiful areas in our homes that are special just for us. If we fixed our homes for us like we fix them to sell – perhaps we wouldn’t want to sell them.