There are a whole host of reasons as to why you may have decided to renovate or create your garden patio – perhaps you want an outside entertainment area for friends and family, maybe you just want to smarten up your garden, or you may wish to increase your home’s value?
Whatever the reason, when you decide to design your perfect garden patio, there are a number of considerations you should take into account.
Whatever you are intending to use the patio space for you should think about – the type of paving you want to use, which kind of furniture will fit into the patio area, your budget, and don’t forget to factor in any other costs you may incur along the way!
There are a number of things you should think about, which will give you the ultimate individualized garden patio
- Positioning and privacy – ask yourself where the sun sits in your garden most of the time, and what the view aspects of your garden are so you get the best vantage points while you are sitting out there sipping your vino!
- Are you planning a cozy space for romantic evenings, or perhaps family meals? Whatever the reason, size is essential, so the furniture you choose is especially important, so it fits the space perfectly
- Zonal spaces are a new trend with garden patios and can add interesting visual features such as split levels with stepped areas, plants, paving circles, walling, and edging
- If you are a fashion follower, then it’s worth remembering that there are even trendy styles for garden patios – colours are one such area you can follow with tones of silver and grey being at the forefront
- Budget setting – once you’ve decided what you’d like your garden patio to look like, you’ll have to ensure you have the finances to cover the costs – perhaps you’ll need to account for a whole load of new furniture and planting, or perhaps you intend to get a professional landscape gardener to carry out the work – just remember that you need the money before you start!
- Don’t forget to remember drainage and access – if you are a DIY king, then this might be especially important for you to remember as it is essential – to think about how rainwater will drain if there are any manholes or trees you have to work around as well as access into your house itself
- What materials you decide to use can make or break your garden patio and can ruin your whole new look if you get it wrong! Are you going to opt for concrete, natural stone or porcelain?
- Your new patio should complement your home’s architecture, so if your home is red brick, then ensure you have a patio design that matches rather than something that looks like an oddity
So, your patio’s choice of the fire pit, fabric to your furniture can help make your outdoor patio the ideal extension to your house.
It can be a focal point of your garden and your own little haven.