Patios. Friday , June 29th , 2018 - 21:02:26 PM
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.
Particularly in the United Kingdom, having a water feature integrated into your decking or patio is common. This provides a focal point and in a countryside setting allows wildlife such as toads, newts and frogs to live within your garden. In conjunction with a retaining stone wall, which will allow insects to flourish, putting bird feeders on your decking will encourage local birds to visit.
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.
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!
This is not a small project, and definitely not one to take lightly. You do not want to make any errors, because it can cost you time, effort and money. In order to reduce the risk of making mistakes, you need to know exactly what your patio needs to be: you need to decide on colour, design, style and material, where it should be situated, how big it should be and if it should be separate from the house. So, start searching for information on the biggest information system in the world: the internet. Look at different product and material overviews, product comparison sites and endless colour charts. Request quotes on materials, paints and even smaller detail like furniture and d?cor product. Use different elements and mix and match to achieve the best look; the creative possibilities are endless! But if you are more of a contact type of person, visit various home improvement centres. Gather samples and compare them to each other. You are bound to come up with amazing patio ideas.
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