5 Items to Consider Before Installing Patio
Thinking of patio is thinking about spending relax time with the family outdoor, thinking of family dinner on a warm summer evening or just sitting, chatting and relaxing with friends. To create a comfortable and cozy patio you have to decide where is the best location to install it. Here are essential things to consider before you install an outdoor patio.
- The purpose
Discuss with your family, how you and your family will use the patio. Is it only an easy place to sitting and sunbathing? or it has to be a place to entertain friends? Do you want to include outdoor dining and cooking? The purpose of the patio will determine such as the best location, size, budget, and maintenance.
To ease the family reaches the patio, your patio should have a cozy access from the house to the backyard. If you don’t want to build an outdoor kitchen, you better consider creating a comfortable access from the house to the patio for transporting food. This access is useful to shelter the guests from unexpected rain and easy bathroom connection for guests while having a party.
To have a maximum function of the patio, consider your coziness.
When installing an outdoor patio pick out a comfortable furniture for dining and lounging. Consider outdoor furniture that made of light material, so that it is easy to move around for versatility. Choose materials that are easy to maintain year-round.
If you want to sit and sunbathe, install the patio where gets good sun exposure. If you like to relax and snooze in a hammock, choose a shady location or you can add a roof or awning to the patio. If you like to have dinner outdoor, especially when you like cooking and dining, locate the patio close to your kitchen. Serving guests and after dinner clean-up will be easier and faster.
- Test to the best position
Once you come to a conclusion on a location, watch out how much the sunlight falls over the area at different times of the day. Check out where the wind usually blows and brings debris of falling leaves. Do not install the patio in a lower spot in your yard. Installing patio in a lower place can exceed moisture and it contributes to weed growth and mildew.