Published at Thursday, April 05th 2018, 00:14:26 AM by Gaston Lemaigre. Patio. The National Association of Home Builders have noted that having a great outdoor space is an important home design trend in 2012. They also noted that approximately 12 percent of homeowners either remodeled or added to their patio area. By creating a great patio area, you can have a functional and utilitarian space that is an extension of your home. Patio additions are one of the highest recouping value that you can add to a home.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:31:58 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Another very important point of consideration in any patio design is where to place your patio. Patios really can go anywhere in the garden and more and more people are moving away from the traditional positioning of a patio, which is usually adjoining your house. Consider sunlight. Will the position you have chosen for your patio get the sun? Does that position get a breeze compared to other parts of your garden? Will you have to cross wet grass to get to your patio? Will your patio position be overlooked by your neighbours? Finally, how far is your patio from the kitchen if you intend to carry food and drinks to it? Make sure all these points are considered before choosing a location.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:25:27 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Take your time to choose your flagstone pavers. A lot of garden centres and builders yards will have them on display for you to view. Choose something that will compliment your existing style and features. You don't want to spend a lot of money on the 'in thing' only to discover it has gone out of fashion in a few years time!
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:25:25 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Decide how you want to use the patio. Is the patio mainly for alfresco dining or sunbathing or relaxing with a book or all three? The intended use will dictate the size and location of the patio. A patio mainly for dining is best placed where there is some shade so that diners can keep cool on warmer days and seek the sun when the weather is cooler. A patio intended mainly for sunbathing needs to be in a spot where it's sunny all day. If you want young children to safely use the patio, it needs to be somewhere you can see them from the house.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:25:13 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
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:25:10 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. 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 Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:25:00 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. If the patio is overlooked the patio design will need to include screening. Walls, hedges, pergolas, and fences can be included in the patio design to provide a sense of enclosure and privacy. When building a wall around a patio it is a great idea to include a window through to other garden areas so that the patio doesn't end up feeling to claustrophobic. Windows in dividing walls create an interesting glimpse of the rest of the garden without compromising privacy.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:24:57 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. 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.