Patios. Wednesday , December 19th , 2018 - 06:11:26 AM
If you pick the right patio idea, your patio will become part of your home and actually an extension of it. Every patio has a character of its own and if you choose well, your patio design idea will increase the value of your home as it will be a wonderful addition that everyone can enjoy.
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.
There are many different kinds of material to consider when looking for patio ideas. The most important elements of the patio would be the colours, textures and designs used: if this works, the patio could be bare and still look inviting and comfortable. Cobbles, flagstone, tiles and cladding are all different ideas to look at, just remember to first look at their qualities before making a decision. Compare their durability, looks, textures, colours and strength.
Like all projects, start by putting a draft plan in place first before anything else. Set aside a budget for patio renovation. Estimate the time frame to get everything done. Most importantly, draw a layout plan of your existing patio. Take down the measurements of the structure, note especially those fixtures that are not easily movable. The layout plan will serve as a guide when you scout around for outdoor patio ideas. It helps you to focus on the types of design that work for a patio of similar structure and footage.
4) Add night bloomers. There are night-blooming plants that can be surprisingly effective for a nighttime garden. Many vines like moonflower bloom only at night, and the smell of honeysuckle in the evening is divine. Also consider plants that may not look amazing, but smell amazing. Sticking some herbs in between flagstones can be effective -- as people walk on them, the smell is delicious.
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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