Published at Sunday, July 01st 2018, 05:46:33 AM by Annick Regnard. Patio. The shape of patio that you choose will depend on your design and the shape and size of your garden. Patios should look natural and flow with the overall design of your garden. Patios can be raised, flat, square, rectangle, round the list is endless. Rectangle and square patios tend to be more traditional and fit into spaces well, so if you have a smaller garden it is often better to choose a patio with straight edges. If you have a bit more space, then you might want to consider a patio with curves to create a soft flowing look.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 02:54:15 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, 02:43:31 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 Sunday, July 29th 2018, 02:43:26 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. 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, 02:43:18 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Patio designs incorporating built-in seating with pergolas and outdoor fireplaces look very chic and transform the patio into an outdoor room. It is also a great way to make use of all available space in a very small garden. This solution is convenient if you don't want to shuffle around with garden furniture. However, the position of the seating is fixed and restricts how you can use the patio. The space is less flexible as seating cannot be varied to turn a dining area into a lounging area.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 02:43:00 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Whatever your patio arrangement is, that particular layout should help to determine what your patio chairs selection is and how that selection can compliment your other patio furniture and arrangements. If your patio needs bar seating, consider the average age of your guests and how long they will be sitting in the seats. A swivel patio chair with arms and cushions may work well at an indoor patio bar whereas a wrought iron patio chair without arms and stationary might work best for an outdoor patio that is frequently exposed to the natural elements such as the sun, wind and rain.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 02:25:52 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Most patio furniture is designed to withstand years of exposure to heat, rain, a little wind, and the sun. However, the harsh ice, snow, and wind that generally arrive during the winter months can dramatically shorten the life of your patio furniture. The following tips involve a little elbow grease and possibly some minimal purchases that will effectively minimize the wear and tear on your patio furniture during the winter months.
Published at Sunday, July 29th 2018, 02:25:14 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. When purchasing your flagstones get them all at the same time, to avoid variations in texture and colour. Popular choices for flags include sandstone, limestone and granite. There are also a lot of imported stones available like indian stone, which is often a cheaper option to some regional stones like yorkshire stone.