Spring has finally sprung, and patio season is officially here! With the weather breaking and many Michigander’s spending time outside, enhancing outdoor living space has become a priority for many.

Upgrading any area of your home can rack up a bill, but there’s no need to tap into your savings when you can tap into your equity. Home values are at an all-time high, and yours may have increased since you last financed your home. On top of that, rates are at historic lows, setting up an excellent opportunity for a refi! When refinancing with Hall Financial, you can use your home’s equity to fund renovations or make upgrades to your outdoor space before the summer!

Here are four ways to upgrade your patio space:


1. Add A Speaker System

Having a system to play music can set the ambiance for entertaining guests or just for yourself. There is no need to break the bank by adding on a built-in outdoor speaker system. You can easily find a Bluetooth speaker that is affordable and easy to use.

2. Add An Outdoor Heater

Michigan is no stranger to flippant weather conditions. Even on a summer night, the temperature can drop below 40 degrees and deter homeowners from spending the evening on the patio. Invest in an outdoor heater and make your space a little cozier. You can find a heater at any price point to help stick within your budget.

3. Add Outdoor Lighting

Adding lighting is another simple way to enhance your patio space. Outdoor lighting will come in handy if you plan to use your patio as a nighttime hangout to host dinner parties. There are so many varieties of lights to choose from depending on your style. Whether you’re looking into pathway lights, lanterns, or even string lights, the options are endless, and most prices are great.

4. Add Décor Like Plants

There are a lot of people enthralled with the potted plant craze going

on right now! You don’t have to be an expert gardener to keep plants alive. Many plants are easy to take care of, like succulents, ferns, and snake plants. Adding a few potted plants on your patio will give your outdoor space the green, lively and lush look you and your house guest will enjoy.

Keep in mind, to make these upgrades to your patio space, first; you need a patio! Receive a 5-minute mortgage review from Hall Financial and get on the path of funding all spring projects, no matter how big or small. Should you refinance your home? We can walk you through the process and answer all of your questions! Let us help you today!