Giovanni Isabella. patio design. January 23rd , 2018.
Patio designs incorporating built-in seating with pergolas and outdoor fireplaces look very chic and transform the patio into an outdoor room. It is also a great way to make use of all available space in a very small garden. This solution is convenient if you don’t want to shuffle around with garden furniture. However, the position of the seating is fixed and restricts how you can use the patio. The space is less flexible as seating cannot be varied to turn a dining area into a lounging area.
This demand has not only forced landscape contractors to be more creative with their designs, but has created an industry within itself. All of your big box stores are catering to this industry with patio furniture, stainless steel grills, pre-built grill stations, portable fire pits and it is not unusual to see contractors who specialize or only design and install patios.
But it is generally a wise choice to plan the designs in keeping with the overall outdoor environment of your home. You might want a blue shade which reflects the open outdoors as well as the openness of the skies. On the other hand, a rather dark, yet colorful autumn mix can reflect the tree lined leafy environment. Similarly, you can mix or match which suits your inspiration. More importantly, you need to take the following things in consideration before you decide on patio designs.
If you’re looking for a nice patio; one that you can not only show off, but also one you can use; there are several guidelines to follow to improve your chances of success. There are three questions that you should ask yourself. If you answer these questions honestly you will be able to create a patio design that is not only functional, but also beautiful.
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