When designing your new home, you have to be very careful about what you’re going to do with your outdoor area. And is there a better way to use it than to introduce a patio where you will be able to entertain your guests and spend time with your family?
Even though most of the patios have certain amount of greenery, you can choose to design a patio where greenery and flowerbeds will be the focal point of the entire space. And what’s so great about this is that there are plenty of ways you can design a garden patio. For example, you can build a lattice wall around your patio and thread it with ivy or golden hops. Furthermore, you can put as many potted plants around the patio as you want. Just make sure there’s a bench or an outdoor sofa so that you can relax surrounded by all the greenery.
If you plan to install a swimming pool in your backyard, why not build a patio right next to it? In fact, patios and adjustable lounge chairs you can sunbathe on always go hand-in-hand. If you decide to go for this design, you should also try to get lower side tables in order to have something you can put your snacks and beverages on. Just don’t forget that no matter how much you enjoy sunbathing, you’ll always need a place where you can take a break from the sun. So, installing a shade sale or an awning might also be a good idea.
Some people like to be out on the fresh air but still want all the comfort inside spaces offer. If this is the case with you, you’ll want to consider building a screened patio. Patios like this are usually built with removable windows or screens so that they can be used no matter what the weather is like outside. Screened patios also often have electrical outlets and indoor furniture, which means you get to enjoy all the comfort of indoor spaces. It’s also important to mention that this is the design to go for if you want your patio to look formal all year long.
Outdoor Kitchen Patio
Another interesting thing you can do is build a patio with all the features you can find in an indoor kitchen. This means your patio should include a sink, fridge, cabinets, and even an oven. By installing all of these appliances, you will eliminate the need to run to and from the house in order to get snacks or make sure your drinks stay cold. If you prefer to grill, you can also build your own brick oven and use it as the focal point of your outdoor kitchen. You should also check out patio tables and chairs, and choose the ones that will easily fit in with the rest of your new outdoor kitchen.
What many homeowners also decide to do is build a patio around a fireplace. If you go for this option you’ll have a place where you can enjoy relaxing on cold autumn nights. Just make sure there’s a comfortable sofa next to your fireplace so that you can lie down next to the fire. We also recommend keeping at least one blanket next to the sofa, just in case it gets really cold during the night.
Go for any of these designs and your new patio will be guaranteed to look great. Of course, make sure you take into consideration how the rest of your home will look like and try to choose the patio design that will complement it the best.