Mariana Lucia. patio design. March 13th , 2018.
It does not make a difference what you read in building or household improvement magazines, there’s no law that says patio designs have to stick to the primary flow of the house. They can wrap close to a house corner if extra outdoor space is needed and could also be designed into a deck on a different grade of the home. If the terrain slants away to one side of the house, the patio may include stairs leading to one more level grade of decking on the portion of the home with a higher elevation. It’s true that patio styles are intended to supply additional outdoor living area and the individual having to pay for the job should select the design. One thing to be able to bear in mind is that if the home is ever bought, the patio designs utilized may influence the perception for prospective buyers as to whether they might keep it as is or tear it out and start over again. The point is, patio designs can distinctively reflect the taste of the property owner, as well as enhance the worth of the home. If the homeowner is going to the time and expenditure of adding a patio, it might as well add value to the home as well.
"What is my budget?" Some homeowners feel that this is a loaded question, but it is one that a good contractor will ask and one that needs to be addressed. It should be asked, not to prequalify you as a potential customer or to run the price up, but to bring the project into perspective. As a homeowner, you should not be afraid to tell your contractor your budget. A good contractor’s price is his price and he will design to your budget.
In the past a patio was just a patio; a concrete slab at the rear entrance of your home with just enough space to put a patio table and maybe a small BBQ grill. The terms "Outdoor Living Space" or "Outdoor Rooms" weren’t even heard of and the only people that had these types of outdoor spaces were the rich and famous. Today, with the demand for homeowners wanting to spend more time outdoors these terms have become more a part of daily life.
If the patio is overlooked the patio design will need to include screening. Walls, hedges, pergolas, and fences can be included in the patio design to provide a sense of enclosure and privacy. When building a wall around a patio it is a great idea to include a window through to other garden areas so that the patio doesn’t end up feeling to claustrophobic. Windows in dividing walls create an interesting glimpse of the rest of the garden without compromising privacy.
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