4 Important Factors To Consider When Designing A Patio Area

Outside, Lifestyle, Patio, Porch, Summer, BackyardIf you want to get more use out of your garden, you should consider building a patio area. By dividing the garden into different sections and building a patio, you give yourself a space for entertaining guests, eating outside, and relaxing in the sun. It’s also a great addition if you want to add value to your property. But there is a lot more planning that goes into a patio than people realize. It’s not just a case of putting some slabs down and getting a few chairs, so if you want your patio to be perfect, you need to consider these important things. 

Patio Placement 

The first thing that you need to do is decide where the patio is going to go, and there are a few important factors to consider. You need to put the patio in an area of the garden that gets the most sun throughout the day. However, you also need to consider drainage, especially if you have a sloped garden. If you put a patio at the bottom of a sloped garden, the rain will run down and pool up. You also need to think about other uses for the garden, for example, if you have children and you want an area for them to play in, you need to make sure that you still have plenty of lawn. As long as you consider all of these factors, you should be able to find the best place for your patio. 

Furniture 

Once you have chosen the right location for the patio and the slabs are laid, you need to start putting some furniture out there. You can get some great garden furniture online from sites like Dreamo, so make sure to shop around. When choosing furniture, think about how you are going to use the patio. For example, if you are planning to use it mostly for outside dining, you need a large dining table and some sturdy chairs. However, if you are planning to use the patio area for entertaining friends, it’s better to go for some nice sofas and a smaller table for drinks. 

Plants 

Plants are a great way to brighten up your patio area and make it more inviting. If you add a trellis to your patio, you can get some nice climbing plants that also give you a bit more privacy. You should also get some potted flowers out there to add a bit more color. If you are not great at gardening and you want a low maintenance patio, go for plants that don’t require much care. 

Plan For The Winter 

Most people assume that they will only use the patio area in summer, but there is no need to let the cold weather deter you from using the garden as long as you plan for the winter. If you add a permanent gazebo to the patio, you get some nice shade in the summer and protection from the rain in the winter. Add a few patio heaters as well and you can still get plenty of use out of the patio when the weather is bad. 

It is important that you consider all of these factors when designing your patio area so you can make sure that it is perfect.  

 

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