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Thinking Of Building a Patio ?
When you build a patio you are extending
your living space as well as improving your garden or backyard. Think of
a patio as you would any extension to your home. Many people are now
taking this to the very limit and include outdoor cooking appliances, a
fireplace to gather round
when the sun starts to drop and even built in bars for when they are
entertaining, are all now becoming popular features to the patio area.
A well designed and built patio has many uses and you should give a lot
of thought to what you consider your primary one will be before you
start building. Are you a sun lover who just requires somewhere to
escape to with a good book? Will your patio be somewhere for the
children to play without ruining the lawn?
Perhaps you do a lot of
entertaining and want to move your parties to the outdoors or you are a
big BBQ fan and love to cook outdoors.
Whatever your main reason for wanting to build a patio you should also
consider its other uses as well and perhaps list them in priority as it
will help you when it comes to the design.
You will also need to decide what your patio will be constructed with,
timber decking or a more
traditional paved patio. Timber
decking is a great way to provide a level surface to a sloping garden
but is not always practical if the home is brick without some
Building a patio will improve the value of your home and make it much more
desirable if it were to go on the market. As people now live longer and
have more free time, it is the garden many people look to as a place to
enjoy this time. The backyard is now a major factor when people are
looking to buy a new home. Not just the size, but the overall layout and
design. A small garden that is well landscaped with a nice feature such
as a paved or deck patio will look far more appealing than a large,
Building a patio is well within the capabilities of the competent
DIY fan and there is plenty of tips
and advice throughout the site but even if you are having the contractors
in to build your patio, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with
some of the methods so that you understand what should and shouldn't be
done when you build a patio.