Patios create a fantastic addition to your home’s livable space and provide a great place to relax, dine and entertain. There are loads of layouts you can choose from, depending on the dimensions and function of the terrace you want to build. Whether you choose to have a small or big patio, below are a few patio design ideas that will help you make your terrace the perfect place to enjoy your outdoor living space.
First you need to decide where you want to build your patio. Would you like it to be an extension of your property? Or are you seeking to make a private escape from the house? If you want to enjoy outdoor dinners or entertain family and friends it’s ideal to put your terrace as close to the kitchen as possible.
Size does matter when you’re planning your terrace, especially if you prefer to entertain or expect including a spa, fireplace, outdoor kitchen or bar to your patio.
When it comes to choosing the material for your terrace, the most well-known surfaces are rock stone veneer, concrete and brick (stamped, plain or colored ), either independently or in conjunction. It’s a good idea to consider factors beyond price like aesthetics and functionality. Try to complement the style of your home and if you intend on adding an outdoor kitchen or spa choose a surface that is smooth, yet safe. Suggestion: Remember the darker the color of your material the more heat absorption and warmth.
Don’t forget to accent your patio with comforts like low-voltage lighting, planters, fireplaces, fountains and furniture. Let your lifestyle dictate the details you add to take advantage of your outdoor living space.