Patios. Saturday , November 24th , 2018 - 07:41:04 AM
Some more cool ideas for your summer patio include incorporating a fountain or waterfall with your patio design. The sound of running water is always very relaxing and this type of addition to a patio is sure to take it to the next level. In addition to adding that feeling of tranquility, a fountain or waterfall will add value to your home's price when you decide to sell.
If you already use your patio a lot, one of the best patio ideas is a screened in porch look. This will give you the porch that you love, but will also protect you from the sun, the rain, and most importantly, the bugs! This is a great idea for your patio, and can make the space usable year around, which is nice.
Patios can be made from many different types of materials. Increasingly popular is cast concrete. When polished this leaves a super-smooth surface that maintains its heat in the colder evening periods and allows the owner to walk about in bare feet in comfort. This concrete can be stained to match any color choice and this permeates the entire thickness of the concrete and so never wears out.
3) Add some warmth. Extend the season for your patio by adding a fire pit or even an outdoor heater. These also add more light and create an immediate focal point -- everyone who steps out into your backyard will know immediately where the party is. The best outdoor fires are surrounded by thick walls that radiate heat, but even a metal trash can works if that is all you've got. Don't forget the marshmallows!
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.
When purchasing your materials, consider rather buying natural quality material than artificial ones: keep the project as environmentally friendly as possible. Besides, there are no better designer and manufacturer than Mother Nature! The colours are rich and won't fade as easily, the impact the project will have on the environment will be reduced, the strength of the stone and other materials will be better and it will look all natural, which is what you should be going for. Mother Nature will give your patio ideas life and a unique edge.
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