We're officially in the spring season since passing the first day of spring on Thursday, March 20th. Depending on where you are in the country, you may be wearing flip-flops or a parka - but either way, now is a good time to start thinking about revamping your patio.

Your patio is an extension of your home's living space. And you can increase the value of your home by investing in a deck or patio addition. If you're looking to makeover your outdoor patio space, below are our top three ideas...

Hang Lights. Adding ambient lighting to your patio, especially after the sun has set, is a great way to create a relaxed atmosphere. A simply string of white lights is the easiest option or you can invest in something more involved. Read our Patio Lighting Ideas blog post to learn about more options.

Build a Pergola. If you don't have a place to hang your lights, consider building a pergola for your back patio. Pergolas are a great way to provide shade and design to your patio. You can hang lights, plants, flowers, ivy, etc. from your pergola to provided added ambiance. Not sure how to build a pergola or don't have the time? Mr. Handyman can help.

Add a Firepit. Adding a firepit to your back patio or deck is a great way to spend more time with family and friends. Roasting marshmallows for s'mores or just watching the fire with a cold beverage is a relaxing way to pass the time. The simplest option would be to purchase a chiminea or an above-ground firepit. If you're looking for something more permanent, there could be more cost and labor involved for an in-ground firepit but the results will be rewarding.

What do you think of our ideas? Have any of your own? Please share in the comments section below...