Summer has arrived and you may be looking forward to spending some time relaxing on your patio. Perhaps you are ready for a new look for your outdoor space, and whether you utilize it for relaxing, dining, or hosting, with a little thoughtful planning, you can have a patio you love.
If you are ready to improve your patio by creating a space that is as beautiful as it is functional and cozy, be sure address the functionality, features, and overall style with these suggestions.
Consider Your Patio’s Functionality
You want to create an outdoor space that is beautiful but also functions appropriately and meets your needs. A big part of functionality is found in the furniture and lighting choices you make. The correct furniture and lighting are essential for establishing an outside setting that you, your family, and your guests will enjoy.
Patio furniture and accessories have come a long way in recent years, with outdoor dining sets and hanging lights that are stylish enough to be used indoors. Chairs and tables made of wicker, bamboo, and durable teak wood are available in a plethora of colors, as well as loungers, couches, and benches. Whether you're stretching out for a nap or lying back to stare at the stars, the proper seating choices can make your space feel just right.
What Features Should You Include?
Including the perfect features in your patio improvement plans can be like the cherry on top of your favorite summer indulgence. A water feature, for example, whether large or small can immediately increase the level of relaxation and luxury, especially when surrounded by colorful plants. It has a calming, peaceful effect and offers a unique talking point.
Another sought after feature for those who long for late summer evenings is a fire pit. Fire pits come in any number of styles and will make for a fun spot to hang out and entertain in the evenings. A freestanding or buried fire pit can be wood-burning or connected to a natural gas line, or you can choose a propane-fueled fire pit table with a surround for beverages and snacks. Not only is a fire pit a functional hardscape element, it’s also a feature that increases the value of your property. Get ready to roast marshmallows for the s'mores!
How Your Patio Shape and Style Impacts Your Design Choices
The size and shape of your patio will influence your decorating choices. For example, incorporating bright plants can help bring vitality and life to a small patio. Allowing plants to gracefully spill over the edge of your patio can blur the lines between where your patio ends and where your garden begins.
By using a variety of plants, you may add a little pizazz and a lot of color to your space. Or, if you have a large patio that requires more privacy, try taller plantings, parasols, and other creative methods to provide a natural screen between you and your neighbors.
The right choice of patio décor can transform a simple, neutral-looking patio into something extraordinary. Take your time and search for elements that are right for you based on your preferences, personality, and how you want your outdoor space to feel and function. Incorporate colorful cushions, throw blankets, and rugs to help define and create a space where you can unwind and let the rest of the world go by.
Create an Outdoor Refuge You’ll Love
If you are looking to build an outdoor refuge, renovate your existing patio, or build a home from the ground-up, we are happy to work with you to capture and interpret your unique vision.
From the beginning of the project to completion, we provide you with everything necessary to get the job done right, on time, and ensure your vision comes to life and exceeds your expectations.
At Ryan A. Jones and Associates, we have over 20 years of high-end construction experience in Vero Beach. Our team specializes in a full range of renovation and construction services. Contact us today to learn how we can make your dream patio a reality.