Patios are featuring more on the wish lists of homeowners because of how they can extend living space outdoors, as well as improving the value of their home.
Patio Planning Ideas To Consider
Patio placement and size is important. How large do you want it, how many people and what’s it going to be used for are good questions to ask yourself. If it’s to be used for dining, have it close to the house. But if it’s more for a retreat then position it further away. Simple stuff but people do get it wrong or don’t talk to each other about the main purpose.
Patio materials and details can set the mood or perceived function of your patio. Whether made with timber, tiles, concrete, slate or bricks, the materials used will need to fit in with the existing home and the purpose of your patio.
Consider whether you wish to have a patio that incorporates outdoor blinds that can be used for both shade in summer and shelter from wind and rain in cooler months.
Details are important when designing a patio. Use accessories such as planters, furniture, lighting and even fountains to help set the theme and achieve the mood you are after.
DIY or Professional
Whether you can build your own or if you need to hire an expert will depend on your skills, finances and size of your planned patio.
Plants & Landscaping
Plants definitely help make a patio more inviting, but will need to be looked after, of course. Consider incorporating waterwise native plants into the actual design of your patio. They can provide shade, wind protection and make the area look visually appealing.