Patios are really an extension of your home and can become the perfect outdoor room, blurring the lines between indoors and out. Fire-pits, barbeques, weather resistant outdoor furniture and hot tubs are classic patio accessories; and all help to enhance the functionality, comfort and entertainment a backyard patio can provide. Covering your patio with a pergola, veranda or fully weatherproof roofing can enhance the utility of your patio. Enclosed patios range from very simple to complex. You can create different environments by selecting a particular type of wood, posts and lattice design, sealant, stain or paint. The amount of sunlight and privacy can be controlled by how close the spacing of the lattice is. Growing flowering and fragrant vines on the covering produces a very cozy atmosphere.
A major consideration in the planning and design of your patio is what type of material to use for your hardscape. Concrete, stone, brick and pavers are the most common forms of patio flooring and can give your yard a natural and elegant feel. Rounded patio shapes and walkways can break up the boxy feel of a square backyard. Retaining walls, box planters and stone stairs can create a multi-level setting in your backyard landscape.
Hot Tubs as the ultimate patio accessory
No patio is complete without a Hot Spring hot tub! Imagine taking a soothing soak in your backyard paradise after a hard week at work! Enclosing your spa with a decorative gazebo is a great way to enhance the sense of a getaway and increase privacy right in your own backyard.