As you’re day dreaming of enjoying your backyard this spring and summer, what does that daydream include? A patio? An outdoor kitchen? Family gatherings on your deck? Regardless of how you’re imagining your backyard, one thing’s for certain–you need an outdoor entertainment space. Patios are the most cost effective way to add outdoor entertainment space so maybe it’s time to start planning!
Patios quickly transform a previously unused area into the perfect gathering place for family and friends. You can entertain outside almost year round with the right patio, whether you want to have backyard grilling sessions in the summertime, or snuggle under a blanket in the winter to watch the snow fall. Before patio installation begins though, it’s important to consider several things. Here is a quick guide to help you make informed decisions when it comes to your new patio space.
The Patio Budget
When it comes to backyard patios, the sky’s the limit. There are so many different styles, options and sizes to choose from. You can quickly be overwhelmed with all the choices surrounding you when you initially start looking. So instead, start with the budget. Determine how much you want to spend on the patio and then strictly look within that price frame. Once you begin looking at bigger and better, it’s hard to settle. So stick to the budget.
Selecting A Style
There are so many styles to choose from when it comes to patio design that it’s often wise to determine what you want the patio for first. Is it primarily for entertaining? Is it for outdoor grilling? Is it for a quiet space to escape the indoors? Once you’ve determined what the main purpose and function of the patio is, you can easily determine the best style. Most people like to match the style of their patio to their home’s exterior, but you can be different and choose something totally different and unique.
The materials often make up the biggest part of your budget. The masonry materials help to determine the overall construction costs, maintenance as well as the completed look of the patio. Consider concrete, brick, stone or many other choices. As mentioned previously, many people opt to extend the home’s interior outside, so they choose materials that naturally flow from indoors to outside and complement the landscaping.
If you’re ready to start planning your patio, give us a call at Mountain View Landscaping. Our team of masonry professionals can provide beautiful designs and quick installations to get you ready for this spring and summer. Call us or click here for a quote.