Patios. Friday , June 29th , 2018 - 22:04:21 PM
Enjoy outdoor living and create a relaxing atmosphere with very creative patio ideas. Imagine a backyard with an inviting patio on which to commemorate birthdays, anniversaries or just great friends. If you'd like to make the most out of your outside living space convert it into a multi-use area. Patio designs that may include an outdoor kitchen and containers full of herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers aren't only beautiful but practical too.
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!
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.
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.
Patio ideas can be alluring not to mention functional. You might want to construct a patio design with old world influences. Have a look at \"tumbled\" bricks that are not really antique but have been treated to seem aged. Texturing surfaces and utilizing unique colors also can help blend the existing with the new.
Your patio ideas will start to sparkle with your choice of plants. Traditional summer bedding plants often sold by garden centres for use in hanging baskets are candidates. Pelargoniums and standard trailing geraniums in searing red really punch out from a white background. Trailing fuchsias can look stunning. But don't stop there. Add some ferns, evergreens, grasses or even a selection of succulents. Feeling crazy? Then how about some cherry tomatoes or strawberries for some random planting punctuation!
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