Published at Saturday, June 09th 2018, 02:14:45 AM by Gaston Lemaigre. Patio. Growing plants: there are many of us who find ourselves with homes that have no gardens, but who still endeavor to grow some domestic plants. And whilst there are some indoors plants that can be grown, these don't tend to provide the 'image' we yearn for: which in most cases can only be provided by outdoors plants, grown with natural light and integrated to the natural surroundings. In the absence of a garden, the patio would be the ideal place to grow such plants. A patio tends to be semi-enclosed, meaning that the plants will get natural light and be growing in a natural setting (save for the fact that they may have to be potted). And the most beautiful thing here is the fact that using the patio to grow such plants wouldn't make it unsuitable for other purposes. If anything, it is one of the things you may need to do, in rehabilitating it to make it suitable for other purposes such as relaxing.
Published at Sunday, May 27th 2018, 02:14:19 AM by Gaston Lemaigre. Patio. The patio needs to be large enough to accommodate the correct size of table with room for chairs to be pulled out and for people to move around easily when others are seated. A guide is to allow 1m width for the table, 500mm width on either side of the table for each chair when not pushed under the table, 300mm between chairs down the side of the table, and 700mm width to pull each chair out and sit down comfortably.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:35 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Relaxing: though it is not many people who relax on their patios (since most have turned theirs' into domestic 'dumping' sites), the truth of the matter is that one of the main purposes for which patios are designed is to provide sites for relaxation. It follows, if you are one of those who are guilty of turning their patios into dumping sites that you need to rehabilitate the patio, if you are to make it suitable for relaxation. This would involve getting rid of the stuff you have dumped there for which there is no conceivable use, storing the rest of the stuff in an orderly manner (if you have to store it there), and then installing furniture suitable for relaxation. Once this is effectively done, you may come to realize that of all 'rooms' in your home, it is the patio that makes for the most ideal place to relax and pass time.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:32 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Using a fire pit is another way to stay warm while spending time on your patio at night or in the cooler months. Patio fire pits provide a traditional, rustic appeal as well as warmth to your patio and come in a variety of unique designs. Fire pits offer both style and functionality and often become the focal point of the social gathering. Choose a design that reflects your personality, style or heritage. All of the high quality fire pits bring warmth during the winter months, but can be used year round for enjoyment and décor.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:26 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. By contrast, you may have a sprawling patio with an Olympic-sized pool beside it where pool parties with lots of dinner guests are the norm. Functional, sturdy and stylish patio chairs can be instrumental in creating memorable moments and offering comfortable seating that makes the host most appreciated and guests happy to accept invitations in the future.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:23 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Choosing what flagstone pavers to use can be a daunting task, as they come in such as vast array of sizes, shapes, colours and textures. Budget will obviously have a big bearing on your decision and you must make sure that whatever paver you choose you are happy with it, because you do not want to have to be taking up and relaying your patio if you can help it!!
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:20 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Having a well laid out patio area will not add extra living space to your home but it can add increased worth to the value of your home. Patio areas are a highly prized feature that homeowners and buyers covet. Buyers are willing to pay premium dollar for a house with a great patio.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:18 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Choosing what flagstone pavers to use can be a daunting task, as they come in such as vast array of sizes, shapes, colours and textures. Budget will obviously have a big bearing on your decision and you must make sure that whatever paver you choose you are happy with it, because you do not want to have to be taking up and relaying your patio if you can help it!!
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 04:09:15 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Do not wait for your patio to get dirty as debris, dust, and animal droppings will quickly make it a mess. Routinely clean your patio, to ensure that these various problems to not creep up on you. Clean your patio by either sweeping or moping the floor. Also be sure to wipe down the furniture and change dirty fabrics such as table clothes