People look forward to different things when summer is around the corner. One thing that a number of us look forward to, is sitting outside in our very own outdoor patio. When the sunshine is out, there’s nothing better than to chill outside with a nice cold drink, perhaps a book, and of course your nearest and dearest.
Let’s delve in and take a look at the things you should know before building a patio:
A common mistake is to assume that the place for a patio is always adjoining the house. It’s obvious, right? You leave your back door, and step right onto the patio. But this doesn’t have to be so, and in fact the aspect is more important.
For instance, you should always consider the position of the sun. If the far corner of your garden catches the sun when it’s at its peak, will this be a good thing or a bad thing for you? Do you want to soak up all its rays, or would you rather be sitting in the shade?
Size is a key factor. While some choose to shop around and get measurements for the furniture of their future patio before building. Then, others prefer to get the patio built, then go out and buy the furniture they want.
Be sure to plan ahead. If there’s that 10 seater wicker table and chairs you’ve always wanted, make sure your patio is big enough for that and plenty of moving space.
Access is a crucial part of the planning process, and it depends on how much you plan to use the patio, as well as what you will be using it for.
For instance - I knew that my family and I would be eating out on our patio regularly in the summer time. This is exactly why we located it near the kitchen. Had it be built at the other end of the garden, it wouldn’t be as convenient to use so often.
Have a think about how often you plan to use it and what you want to use it for.
Patios don’t always have to dominate your garden. Occasionally, they can blend in and be a part of it instead. Some people choose to avoid bold colours and patterns. While others welcome it!
If you’re unsure about what looks good, a professional patio builder will know and be able to make the choice for you.
Our team at In Style Patios and Decks have a highly skilled crew who will make sure you select the perfect patio for your home. We have patio designs that will suit any style of house. So you can be sure to get the best suited patio for your property. Call our team today on 0436 007 776 and let us know what you envision.