Published at Sunday, July 01st 2018, 05:45:44 AM by Barbara Adnet. Patio. 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 Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 02:53:31 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. Patio chairs may very well be some of the most functional seating arrangements you can place on your patio. Whether your patio is similar to a breezy Los Angeles gazebo or a part of a luxurious waterfront condominium with walk-out to the water's edge, choosing patio chairs to complement the rest of your patio furniture is essential.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 02:12:23 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. Perhaps your patio is nestled between some businesses and space is at a premium. The type of patio chair you choose can make or break the consistency and flow of the design of your patio and your home, particularly if your patio opens up directly from your living or dining area. For this and many other reasons, the patience exercised in choosing the right patio chairs is well worth its weight.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 02:12:21 AM. Patio By Gaston Lemaigre. 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 Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 02:12:01 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 Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:29 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. 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 Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:25 AM. Patio By Annick Regnard. The biggest impediment to enjoying your outdoor space is the weather, so it's important to equip your yard or patio for your climate zone and seasonal weather shifts. Accessories like garden umbrellas and yard misters can stave off summer heat, while patio heaters, chimineas and outdoor fire pits ensure you can relax comfortably in the cooler months. Incorporating these useful patio products into your outdoor space will allow you to enjoy yourself year round.
Published at Wednesday, July 11th 2018, 01:52:15 AM. Patio By Barbara Adnet. 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.