Patios. Wednesday , December 19th , 2018 - 06:22:17 AM
But nighttime is much less scheduled. As a result, many of our favorite, most classic leisure time activities -- the ones we actually do -- end up being done at night. Think watching television and cooking and eating. Reading, playing board games, sewing projects and catching up with friends. Most of that is relegated to evenings.
1) Light the way. The most basic part of the night patio is light. White Christmas string lights are a great solution, and there are also lots of unusual string lights, or bistro lights if you want something different. Don't forget candles, either, though you'll need tall candle holders to protect them from even a bit of breeze. You do not need so much light that you can read out on the patio, but you do want to be able to see well enough to recognize people, and to make sure your visitors can see where to walk safely. If your patio is at the end of a walkway, that means investing in some good solar path lights.
As these solutions involve some complicated construction techniques, it is wise to consult with an experienced contractor who can advise on the various codes and regulations that will need to be met. Also, as these are raised platforms, structural issues must be taken in account. You do not want your deck or patio falling down.
When choosing from these hundreds of patio ideas it is vital of course to take your lifestyle, and that of your family, into account. People use their patios for many different purposes, from formal entertaining to simply relaxing. It is important to consider what the primary purpose of the patio will be, and to tailor your patio ideas to that use.
Patios are a wonderful place to spend your summer months. Choosing the size, shape, theme, exact location, and material of the patio are all things you will need to figure out. You may want to add lighting to your new patio so that you can use it during the night in the summer. The lighting should blend in well with the patio design and not look like a spotlight. You need to provide subtle lighting that highlights the features of the patio design and makes the patio more beautiful.
2) Create a gathering area. If you have the money, its nice to build a pergola, or even set up a simple outdoor canopy. But if you can't afford that, just gather a bunch of chairs together. Get some chairs that serve as side tables, too, and possibly a little table.
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