Published at Sunday, May 27th 2018, 02:14:19 AM by Gaston Lemaigre. Patio. Stay up to date with the latest styles and designs so that your patio does not grow out of style. Check out the various magazines or online photos of various patios and see which one you like best. Don't be afraid to experiment! Remember it is your patio and you might as well make it the way you like so you can truly enjoy it
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:25:00 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 Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:24:57 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. Shapes of patios are: Square, Circular, or Free-form. Square patios are the most common and can blend well with formal or contemporary gardens. If you like to entertain a lot of people, a large square or rectangular patio is a great way to go. Circular patios can either be a full circle or a half circle. The full circle patio is generally independent of other hardscapes and usually feature a focal point. Half circle patios abut either a building, such as your home, or another hardscape form, like a garden wall. Circular patios blend well into landscapes since there are no hard edges that stand out. Free-form patios are asymmetrical, less predictable, and great for more informal gardens.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:24:53 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Give consideration as to what you will be using your patio for, and what type and size of patio furniture or ornaments are going to be placed on your patio area. I have often seen people build patios which are going to be used as a family eating area, only for the whole patio to be swamped when a family table is placed on it, making it difficult for people to manoeuvre round the table and leaving absolutely no room for anything else such as pots, ornaments or seating. If you intend to entertain on your patio or eat as a family on it, make sure that your patio is big enough! There is nothing worse than designing and building your patio, only to discover it is too small as does not meet your needs!
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:15:51 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Determining the size of your patio is very important. As stated above, a large patio can overwhelm a smaller yard, and vice versa. You can figure out how large your patio needs to be by deciding on how you intend to use it and how many people it should fit. Measure the size of your yard to see how much area you are working with, how much space you are willing to allot to your patio, etc. One good tip I've come across, is to buy your patio furniture before you install your patio, arrange it where you expect your patio to be, and observe how the space is used, where people walk, etc. This will help you see just how much room is needed for walk space around the furniture, accessories, and more.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:15:24 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 Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:15:21 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Most patios are sited immediately adjacent to the rear exit from the house because it is convenient - this may not be the best location for your patio. The back of the house may be shaded all day and therefore not ideal if you wish to like to sit in the sun. Consider a small terrace to the rear of the house with another seating area somewhere else in the garden which gets more sun. When designing a garden it's a good idea to include more than one patio.. One patio can be sited so that it catches the last of the evening sun to provide a warm spot for an evening drink or meal. This makes the garden much more interesting and ensures that you are using more of the garden.
Published at Monday, July 02nd 2018, 00:15:18 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. If you live in a climate zone where temperatures exceed 80 degrees, it is worth investing in some sort of shading. A good quality market patio umbrella will protect you and your patio furniture from prolonged exposure to direct sun, which can result in discomfort, sunburns and faded furniture. Garden umbrellas come in a variety of colors and patterns that can visually transfer your outdoor space. Power base patio umbrellas, such as the Milano Pro Offset Umbrella, are exceptionally easy to use and transport because they have a built in rotating device with foot pedal and two built in hand grips for easy lifting. These top of the line patio umbrellas will keep you cool while you enjoy your light meal or summer cocktail on the patio. If you want to spruce up your patio and extend your patio furniture usage into the night, consider purchasing the auto-tilt patio umbrella with LED lights that provide a soft night time glow.