Building the Perfect Patio
If you’re thinking about building a new patio, or revamping an existing one, there are many options to choose from in terms of materials and design. There was a time when the word “patio” meant nothing more than a square or rectangular area made of concrete, but that’s no longer the case.
When planning your patio construction, you’ll want to pay close attention to the following.
Material Selection – Patios can be constructed using a wide variety of materials, including concrete pavers, clay bricks and natural stone. Each of these materials has its own benefits, and each can fit in with a variety of landscape styles.
Design Considerations – Once you’ve chosen the materials, it’s time to think about the design of your patio. Among the many points to consider are:
- Location – Nope, we don’t mean Des Moines! Do you want your patio to be attached to your house, or would you prefer it to be a stand-alone element in your landscape? How much sun exposure do you want? Is the site you’ve chosen on even ground?
- Maintenance – A low-maintenance design that lends itself to easy cleaning will be ideal.
- Shape – Think beyond the square and rectangular designs of yesterday. A curved or geometric shape can add more visual appeal to your property and may lend itself to those tricky spots in your landscape.
- Shelter – Do you want to include a patio cover or awning for protection from the rain?
By planning carefully, you’ll be much happier with the end result. Earthly Possibilities, in Des Moines Iowa, is here to provide you with any help you need!