Do you have a boring patio or a slab of concrete that you consider a patio? It is time to consider building a patio or renovating your existing patio to transform it into a place where you can spend time relaxing, entertaining, or dining with your family and/or friends.
Patios can be completely outdoors, enclosed, or semi-enclosed depending on the climate and homeowner’s preference and budget. Whether you have a small area that can become your patio or a large area, there are numerous magazine and websites that you can browse through to get patio design ideas that fit your taste, budget, and style so you too can turn your back yard into a relaxing retreat from the world.
Looking for a fancy patio? You can hire a designer and a contractor to complete this project. Looking for a simpler style patio? Then consider making this a complete or partial DIY project. Although you can DIY, you can’t rid yourself of the waste materials you will create so St Louis Dumpster Rental Pros will help you with that and they can be found at stlouisdumpsterrentals.com.
You can remodel your old, boring patio into a beautiful place with simply some comfortable chairs and plants or you can create an oasis with beautiful hardscaping and landscaping. You can include patio furniture, outdoor décor,a fire pit, grill, or fireplace depending on how much time and money you want to spend making this one of your favorite spots to rest and relax.
For your patio flooring that is exposed to the elements, concrete, slate,brick, or stone flooring is the most durable and easy to clean with a quick power wash. To add a bit more color consider using colored stones or stained concrete.You may also consider using patio rugs.
Attractive yet comfortable furniture is an important element of your patio. The four types of furniture recommended for your patio are:
- Wood patio furniture – commonly made from jarrah, cedar, or teak holds up well in most parts of the country but in dry climates the maintenance of wood patio furniture is higher.
- Wicker (traditional or all-weather) patio furniture. Regular wicker is suitable if your patio is enclosed, if exposed to the elements than all-weather wicker is recommended.
- Metal (wrought iron and aluminum) patio furniture. Wrought iron patio furniture is very sturdy and recommended for patios in windy areas of the country. On the other hand aluminum patio furniture is very light, portable, and does not rust.
- Resin/plastic patio furniture – is the cheapest, portable, does not rust, and easy to maintain; however, it all tends to look alike.
Depending on the size of your patio and your preference, you might consider adding a fountain so you can relax to the sound of running water or a koi pond. If your back yard already has a tree or bush, consider building your exposed patio in this area to utilize natural shading. If natural shading is not available an umbrella can also provide shade. Click here to rent a dumpster.
Make your patio colorful and bright with a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns of cushions and pillows. Another way to brighten up your patio area is to plant a variety of flowers along the side of the patio or have plants and flowers strategically placed in pots or hanging baskets. In addition to colorful plants and flowers, consider purchasing those with a fragrance.
Consider adding light to your patio so you can spend the evenings relaxing on your patio. Consider utilizing solar lights to make your patio energy efficient. If you have an outdoor patio you will have bugs, consider including bug lights, citronella candles or torches as a means of lighting your patio as well as keeping bugs away.
Consider hangingstainless steel or bamboo wind chimes to add a musical melody to your patio when the wind blows. Prefer the sounds of nature instead of wind chimes; consider adding one or more bird feeders near your patio to attract birds. Don’t forget to learn more about us at our page.
Not only is a nice patio and enjoy place to spend your time, it also adds value to your home – so considering the building or remodeling of your patio as your next home improvement project.