Patios. Friday , June 29th , 2018 - 23:10:49 PM
Sick of your old worn out patio? Want to refurbish it? You're in luck. Outdoor patio ideas are everywhere. There are actually way too many options to build and decorate your patio. So invest the time to design your ideal patio. It will be well worth your efforts when you have one the way you like it.
It seems that everywhere I go lately, I see patios: houses, offices, hospitals, restaurants, and spas. You name it, I've seen it there. They are becoming increasingly popular amongst South African gardens of all kinds and everyone is jumping at the opportunity to have it built onto their homes.
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.
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.
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.
One great decorative patio idea that just about anyone can afford to do is add some plants to the area. This can be in the form of hanging plants, potted plants, or if you have the ground to do it, plants that are put right into the ground. If you like flowers, planting some flowers will instantly add some color and style to the area that wasn't there before. Decorative planters also add a nice touch, but if you are working on budget you can stick with just the dirt in the ground to create a great look!
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