Patios. Saturday , November 24th , 2018 - 07:48:32 AM
So if most of the time you have to spend in your patio is going to be at night, it only makes sense to design the patio so its a great place to be at night. This means you'll do things a bit differently than if you were designing it for the day, though almost all of these ideas work perfectly well for daytime use.
Wrap up your paper research. It's time to go see the real world. A simple look around your neighborhood will open up your eyes but don't stop there. Public parks and pedestrian malls can inspire you too. Actually seeing how outdoor patio ideas are incorporated into real life designs will help concrete your own idea. You will see how the different types of patio furniture and ground can interact to give you the ambiance you want to create.
Patio ideas that include some kind of water feature may enhance any outside living space into a private paradise. The small-scale water feature can create a soothing mood as well as turn into the focal point of one's patio design. The trickling noises of the water are calming. Additionally they bring in birds and butterflies of countless types. A ornamental fountain could be hidden into a nook, constructed into a wall or put into the middle of the patio.
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.
Any time your house is built on a steep incline it is challenging to utilize the back yard. That type of situation can be one particular concern that could be solved with innovative patio ideas. One challenge may be to allow for easy access from the house to your patio as well as around other regions of the property.
Build a series of patio places that will be put to use almost all year around with the use of patio gazebos. A patio gazebo can create drama not to mention shelter from occasional rain showers and also the unhealthy rays of the sun. A slate pathway directing visitors to a patio gazebo with potted plants surrounding it provides a beautiful environment for open-air dining.
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