If you’ve ever wanted to extend the possibilities of your home without renovating the interior layout of the space, you may want to consider a patio. A patio’s a great way to give you the extra living space you crave while utilising more of your backyard.
What is a Patio?
A patio differs from a verandah or porch, which are attached to the home. It can be detached from the main building, allowing for a more flexible layout. Many patios are covered in whole or in part by a roof or pergola. This allows you to enjoy the space while still protecting yourself and your guests from the elements.
Where Should I Place My Patio?
When planning your patio, it’s always a good idea to consider how it will typically be used. This will indicate its ideal placement. For example, if you want your patio to be used for dining, its positioning in relation to the house should be near the kitchen to make outdoor eating a breeze. However, if you’d like it for pool-side entertaining, placing it closer to the pool itself, rather than the house, may make more sense.
The Benefits of Adding a Patio
There are many reasons to add a patio to your home, and the flexible construction potential of a patio has a lot of benefits.
Here are just 5 reasons a patio may be an excellent addition to your home:
It Increases Your Home’s Value
If you are looking for an easy way to add value to your home, without having to renovate any interior features, a patio is your best bet. The aesthetics of the patio and their multi-use potential can add actual dollars to the worth of your property if you plan to sell in the future.
Patios Expand Your Living Area
If you are looking for ways to increase the amount of living space your home currently has, patios are an excellent solution. Their multi-purpose nature allows them to transition from an alternative living space and entertainment area to a dining room or pool-side lounge.
Patios really can be anything from outdoor kitchens to bars to places of relaxation. They can even be places where homeowners can exercise or practice yoga. You can design your patio to be as modern or as rustic as you like. You can have it nuzzle into the landscape or have it visually pop as a point of interest in your backyard. The possibilities from a design and functionality perspective are endless.
They’re Low Maintenance
Patios, due to their simple design, are low-maintenance elements that add depth and interest to your backyard. They’ll even help you cut down on the square footage of the lawn you have to maintain, making grass cutting sessions even shorter.
They Bring You Closer to Nature
Patios are fantastic because they allow you to bring the comfort of the indoors outside. With a patio, from the comfort of your couch, you can enjoy the natural elements that surround you. You can birdwatch or enjoy a sunset. While patio coverings can protect you from the sun, the general lack of surrounding walls offer up 360-degree views of nature and your surroundings.
Whether you’re looking to add value to your home, or just looking for ways to enjoy the backyard a bit more often, patios are a simple way to bring the indoors out and truly take full advantage of your backyard.
If you have questions about how to build a patio that will suit your backyard and your lifestyle, we can help. Speak to the team at Stylemaster Patios today.