Things to Consider Before Installing a Patio

Patios are one of those outdoor staples that so many American homeowners favor. Patios are one of the top three features requested by new home buyers. However, before you contact your local landscaping companies to install a backyard patio this spring, there are a few things you need to consider.

Patio Use

Patio the perfect outdoor living room

Just like how you design your living room around how you use your living space, you need to consider how you use your outdoor space to create a functional patio. For instance, if you plan to entertain your friends and neighbors, you'll probably need a bigger space with plenty of sitting room. If you use your outdoor space to unwind or value your lawn, a smaller patio may suit your needs better.

Patio Location

Before consulting a professional to install your patio, consider first where a patio may be the most convenient. When you host your guests, do you tend to go back and forth from your house to get drinks and food? Consider situating your patio close to your kitchen. Do you prefer the view from another place in your yard? Consider situating your patio a little further away from your house in a sunny spot.

Patio location is key

Patio Size

The size of your patio is often dictated by the size of your backyard. However, there are other factors to consider as well. For example, it may be worth having a smaller patio if you value lawn space due to kids or pets. A more extensive patio may be in your best interest if you want a low-maintenance property or if you often host outdoor barbecues.

Outdoor patio design

Patio Materials

A landscape professional can help you decide on ride patio material for you. Professionals will ensure that the materials you use work and look the best. Concrete, brick, and porcelain pavers are just some of the options you may need to research.

Patios are an American favorite regarding landscaping design because they create an instant social area. For more information on patio installation and landscape ideas this year, contact your local Alderwood Landscaping Architects in Bellevue, Coeur d'Alene, and Spokane today.

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