sabria Aleela. patio design. January 26th , 2018.
The most common surface for a patio are paving slabs. There are many different types of paving slab with a wide range of price tags. Steer clear of concrete slabs - they are often more expensive than natural stone, will fade over time and always end up looking fake. Indian Sandstone has dominated the paving slab market for years as it is cheap, natural, widely available and looks good. Cheaper Indian Sandstone is not always the bargain it appears as it is thinner, or poorer quality and more porous causing leaching of the minerals in the mortar onto the top surface of the stone. There are some inexpensive granite slabs currently available that make a wonderful surface only slightly more expensive than Indian Sandstone. The more expensive options are Travertine, York stone, Basalt, and Marble. Polished concrete makes a wonderful contemporary surface for the patio. Resin bound gravel is not only great for driveways, but makes an excellent contribution to the patio paving when combined with other materials for textural contrast.
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.
Due to the fact a patio will be usually situated in close proximity to the house, the terrace styles should either enhance or contrast the existing material from the house in type and colour. Some concrete patios are left in the authentic grey color, although artificial additives are often used to change the color of the concrete to virtually any colour sought after. Many different styles for sculpting the sides and surface of fresh cement are also obtainable, to permit a for sturdy concrete patio and to appear and feel like individual tiles or stones.
Usually, patio styles are designed around the existing house and also the terrain. Consideration should be given to other outdoor living areas surrounding the patio, and patios should be designed to function alone or in conjunction with the other outdoor areas. Utilizing various colors and patterns of terrace stones will enable patio designs to be distinctive, irrespective of other places around the house or could be designed to fit in with a pathway around flower beds or a swimming pool.
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