Patio Area Designs
With spring coming up, and then followed by summer, many people will spend lots of time on their patios so that they can enjoy the beautiful weather. There’s just nothing like being able to relax on a lovely patio while watching the sun come up in the mornings and set in the evenings. Of course, you’ll want to have this area nicely decorated in order to get the most enjoyment from it.
Your patio is most likely made from wooden planks, of paved with a type of stone. While these are certainly durable floors, you may want to look up some laminate flooring reviews to see if that type of floor may be more suitable for your patio. Just keep in mind the lifestyle of you and your family when making your selection.
You can acquire stone for your patio floor in various shapes, styles and sizes. These can range from traditional stone to modern colored concrete paving slab. Any stone choice is durable and low maintenance. About the most you’ll have to do is weed between the slabs sometimes and maybe apply a coat of sealant annually.
Wooden planks are very modern and look great when they’re first installed. This type of patio offers you choices of sunken lights and walk rails for a balcony look. Wood does need more maintenance than stone because you’ll need to apply wood preserver annually. You’ll also need to clean the wood with a jet wash to get rid of algae or moss, which can make your patio very slippery.
Decide which direction you want the patio to focus on. Depending on how much sun your patio receives during the day, you may want to put any patio furniture in the position to get sun during the day while also setting up a little shaded area for people that wish to avoid the sun. Again, think of your lifestyle.
It’s always great to add some color to your patio as a plain area with nothing except a few chairs and a table can look too clinical. Splashes of color makes your patio much more inviting. You can do this easily by setting out a few potted plants and flowers so that your patio will appear warmer and cozier to those that will be using it.