Outdoor patios are the perfect addition to any backyard. They quickly transform a previously unused area into the perfect gathering place for family and friends. You can entertain outside almost year round with the right patio, whether you want to have backyard grilling sessions in the summertime, or snuggle under a blanket in the brisk fall. Before patio installation begins though, it’s important to consider several things. Here is a quick guide to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your new patio space.
The Patio Budget
When it comes to backyard patios, the sky’s the limit. There are so many different styles, options and sizes to choose from. You can quickly be overwhelmed with all the choices surrounding you when you initially start looking. So instead, start with the budget. Determine how much you want to spend on the patio and then strictly look within that price frame. Once you begin looking at bigger and better, it’s hard to settle. So stick to the budget.
Patio Style Variations
There are so many styles to choose from when it comes to patio design that it’s often wise to determine what you want the patio for first. Is it primarily for entertaining? Is it for outdoor grilling? Is it for a quiet space to escape the indoors? Once you’ve determined what the main purpose and function of the patio is, you can easily determine the best style. Most people like to match the style of their patio to their home’s exterior, but you can also choose something totally different and unique.
Patio Material Options
The materials often make up the biggest part of your budget. The masonry materials help to determine the overall construction costs, maintenance as well as the completed look of the patio. Consider concrete, brick, stone or many other choices. As mentioned previously, many people opt to extend the home’s interior outside, so they choose materials that naturally flow from indoors to outside and complement the landscaping.
At Warsaw Home Improvement we have an excellent team of masonry professionals that can work with you to pull together a unique design that fits your needs and stays within your budget. If you’re ready to get started on the design and construction process give us a call or click here for a quote!