Enjoying your home’s porch or patio is a quintessential Southern tradition. As the weather turns warmer and you find yourself spending more time outdoors, your porch can quickly become your favorite place to spend your time. Here are 7 ways to enjoy your patio this summer:

Movie night For those with a television installed on your porch or patio, popping in a movie and enjoying it under the stars is a fun way to watch your favorite film. If not, you can purchase or rent a projector and enjoy movies on a big screen for an authentic outdoor theatre experience right in your own backyard. Bonus points if popcorn is involved.

fire pitFire pit On those cooler summer nights, there’s nothing hotter than an outdoor fire. Just be sure to keep a steady supply of s’more fixings at the ready.

Camp Check the weather for a clear night, haul out the camping gear and fall asleep while watching for shooting stars.

Entertain If you enjoy your outdoor space, chances are others will as well. Invite friends over for a game night, enjoy a few cocktails, or to simply catch up.

Relax As much as we love to entertain, there’s something to be said for some alone time. Wake up early and enjoy a cup of coffee as the sun comes up. Curl up in a comfy chair or swing and relish in a good book. Relaxing on your porch is one of the great joys of summer.

Sunbathe grillingSoak up some much needed vitamin D and let the sun warm your skin for a bit. Don’t forget the SPF!

Eat For many, porch season is synonymous with BBQ’s. Whether a family affair or a large gathering, firing up the grill marks the beginning of the summer season.

We want you to get the most of your home’s porch or patio this summer. If you are looking to add on, repair or build a new porch or patio, Stratton Exteriors would love to be the ones to help. Please give us a call with any questions you may have. We’d be happy to come out for an estimate and get you on your way to a fantastic summer.