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Patio Upgrades Mean You Can Spend Time Outdoors All Year-Round

Updated: Nov 21, 2023


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Hardscape Landscaping That Will Elevate Your Outdoor Space to New Heights

The patio is almost like a second living room, only better. Custom patios allow homeowners to host friends and family in the great outdoors. Patios can also serve as your outdoor private getaway where you cozy up with a good book and your favorite drink or snack.

Whether you want a grilling and dining space, tranquil water features, or a sundrenched spot for private relaxation, Meadowlark Landscape & Design’s patio upgrades can totally revamp your property’s look, feel, and function.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits of a new patio and hardscape landscaping, share some patio upgrade ideas, and explain how to kick off your new patio project.

The Perks of Patio Upgrades


Installing a new patio and hardscape landscaping is an investment that pays off in both the short- and long-term. Homeowners can look forward to enjoying perks like:

Extended living space: Does the inside of your home feel a bit cramped? A new patio effectively extends your living area into the outdoors, providing a versatile space for dining, lounging, hosting gatherings, and more.

Increased home value: As a homeowner, your home improvement dollars are valuable. Any upgrades you make should see a return on investment. Fortunately, a well-designed patio can significantly boost your home's curb appeal and resale value. Potential buyers appreciate outdoor spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Entertainment hub: Friends and neighbors love to be where the action is. Patios are perfect for hosting gatherings, barbecues, football watch parties, and more. With the right furnishings and amenities, your patio can become the go-to spot for weekend get-togethers.

Low maintenance: The beauty of patios and hardscape landscaping is they require minimal maintenance compared to lawns and gardens. You do not have to worry about mowing, weeding, or watering, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your space.

Customization: Patio upgrades mean you finally get to make your outdoor space look exactly how you have always envisioned it. There are infinite design options, from materials and layouts to decorative elements like fire pits or outdoor kitchens.

Year-round enjoyment: There is no such thing as “too hot” or “too cold” with the right patio features and accessories. Screens, awnings, and pergolas can keep your patio space shaded during the summer. Fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, enclosures, and heaters will keep things toasty during the winter.

Patio Upgrade Ideas to Explore


There is no shortage of great ideas to pursue when considering patio upgrades. With the right landscape design and hardscape landscaping, practically anything is possible. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing - or meet with our landscape designer to learn more about your property’s possibilities.

Outdoor kitchen: Create a culinary oasis with an outdoor kitchen, complete with a grill, countertops, a sink, and plenty of seating for dinner guests.

Fire Pit or fireplace: Is there anything better than cozying up by the fire and cooking up some s’mores? With a fire pit or outdoor fireplace, you can do just that. These upgrades extend your patio's usability into the cooler months while adding an illuminating touch of ambiance.

Pergola or awning: Provide shade and protection from the hot sun and elements with a pergola or retractable awning. This keeps your patio comfortable during sunny days and dry when it is raining.

Outdoor lighting: Enhance the atmosphere of your patio with outdoor lighting. String lights, lanterns, and built-in professional lighting fixtures can transform your patio into an inviting nighttime space for evening relaxation and after-dark get-togethers with friends.

Furniture and decor: Select comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture, cushions, and decorative elements that reflect your personal aesthetic and create a welcoming environment. The beauty of hardscape landscaping is that it can be used to create walking paths, retaining walls, and visually appealing decorative boulders and gravel that accentuate your patio upgrades.

Year-Round Outdoor Enjoyment Starts with Patio Upgrades


A well-designed patio can help you make the most of each season. Whether you are hosting Kansas City football watch parties around the outdoor grill or lounging in the shade on a warm summer day, patio upgrades are something the entire family and your guests can enjoy all year-round.

With the freedom to customize and the ability to create a personalized outdoor haven, a patio is an investment that keeps on giving, especially when you decide to list your home for sale. Professionally designed and crafted patios are a huge perk for potential homebuyers.

If you have been searching for patio upgrades and hardscaping near you, look no further than Meadowlark Landscape & Design. Proudly serving Wichita residents for over a decade, our dedicated and creative team of designers and landscapers cannot wait to show you how we will transform your ordinary backyard into a private outdoor paradise.

Call us at (316) 880-0227 or send us an email using our contact form to kick off the conversation about patio upgrades.


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