Giovanni Isabella. patio design. March 12th , 2018.
Get the best quality stone you can afford then the patio will last longer and stay looking good for many years. A patio should never be designed in isolation without considering the rest of the garden. A well designed garden where all the elements are in scale with each other and the house will connect the house and garden. A balanced design that includes a patio or multiple patios will give the garden coherence and ensure that it is a pleasant, comfortable space in which to spend time.
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.
"How will I use my patio?" Other than budget this is the most important question to ask yourself. If you plan on entertaining, you may consider seating walls around portions of your patio for overflow seating or an outdoor bar. If you have children you may want to invest in a fire pit area, either a portable or built-in. These are great to spend quality time with your children. Do you like to grill out? Perhaps adding a BBQ grill station or outdoor kitchen might be a nice addition. However you choose to use your patio, you need to convey these uses to your designer so they can incorporate them into the patio design. Make sure your designer draws your patio design to an identifiable scale. Have them draw in your patio furniture and accessories so you can get an idea if, and how, they will fit on your patio. These questions will help you decide what size of patio you need to install. Remember, bigger doesn’t mean more functional. Also, keep in mind, if your wants exceed your budget, using brick or concrete patio pavers will allow you to seamlessly add on later.
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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