One of the best and most ubiquitous ways to improve your backyard is to build a patio. This creates a luxurious and convenient area to hang out outside, without you ever having to step on the wet lawn if you don’t want to. Put patio furniture, a grill and Tiki lights out there, too, and you’ve got yourself an atmosphere. But, if you’re having a new patio built, why not personalize it? Experienced craftsmen will be able to make all of your patio dreams come true, so don’t be afraid to dream big. Plus, improving your outdoor space will seriously enhance your homes resale value — spending 5% of the value of your home on landscaping can increase the resale value by 15%. Consider doing some landscaping along with building your patio. A quality landscaping job can increase the resale value of a building by up to 14%. Even one tree shading an outside air conditioner unit can improve its functionality by 10%.
Here are some creative ideas for enhancing your outdoor space with a unique patio:
Build Things In
If you are a gardener, why not have raised or sunken beds directly built into your patio? Or, if you like to barbecue a lot, why not have your patio also host a small outdoor kitchen, complete with a counter, mini-fridge, bar and firepit? The opportunities are endless, and should be based around how you use your patio the most.
Why not have different levels of your patio descend to your lawn, each purposed for different things? One can have a small vegetable and herb planting area, one can host a small coy pond, and one can be a cooking level. This way, you’ll also be able to optimize the suns rays for longer.Patios should be for multiple purposes!
Add a canopy
There is nothing like warm days in the sun — as long as you are able to hang out in the shade, too. Protect your skin, and your eyes, by adding at least a partial canopy to the patio, so you can lounge outside in comfort all day long.
From outdoor kitchens, to unique hardscapes, the versatile patios platform leaves tons of room for unique innovation.
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