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    Today's Home: Sprucing up the patio

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Summer is officially in the air, but before it gets too terribly hot, you should definitely take advantage of the great outdoors. For this edition of Today's Home, I'm going to show you how to make your back porch the perfect space for entertaining.

    If you want to spruce up your patio, we have a few different ideas that may help you out. First of all, create lots of different sitting arrangements. We have two chairs in the shade along with some art on the wall for those that do not want to be in the sun. There is no excuse why you can't come outside and sit here in these comfy chairs.

    As you turn the corner on the outside of this home, two more chairs are in the sun for those that like to sun worship. We even have all different types of pots. One of them is full of herbs.

    I love growing herbs in pots because they love good drainage. Plus, they like it when the pot warms up during the day. Not only do these plants look awesome, they are also very functional because you can harvest and cook with these right at the Barbecue not too far away.

    Next, we have a fire pit. What are you gonna do with a fire pit in the summer time? A lot of us just cover them with tarps, put them under our decks, or put in our garage. Why not drill a hole in it, fill it with potting soil, and use it as a planter for seasonal color? Then, when fall comes, you can empty it back out and use it as a fire pit again.

    We also have a sitting area at the table that the homeowner made herself with a big red umbrella for shade. Even her fence is decorated. She did this great picture frame and put window boxes in the middle of it, making living art. Now when you bring all these different details and elements together, you have one great patio that you and your family are guaranteed to enjoy.

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