Redfin. July 14, 2020. By Alison Bentley: With the summer season in full swing, you might be wondering what you can do to maximize any outdoor space you have. There are plenty of simple patio ideas you can incorporate to enjoy the great outdoors at home, whether you have a balcony, patio, or small garden. That’s why we’ve reached out to experts.. [to] share their best tips and tricks.