Whether you have an existing balcony, vibrant gardens, or green fields, building an outside patio space will allow you to more fully and comfortably enjoy the fast-approaching spring and summer weather. Need help with some design ideas? Check out some creative options below for creating your ideal outdoor patio living area. Whether you go with a flagstone patio, a tiled patio, or a bamboo patio installation, custom outdoor spaces lend comfort in nature along with aesthetic appeal.
Patio Pergola. Including a beautiful trellis pergola with your new patio installation will provide just the right amount of shade for sunny days.
Raised or Suspended Seating. Consider a raised outdoor sofa or hanging swing. These types of seating offer a unique look and a relaxing place to enjoy your view.
Bright Throw Pillows. Brightly colored throw pillows add a pop to any design. They are also a quick and easy way to change your patio’s colorway. With a backdrop of mostly neutrals, changing the color of your pillows will refresh the look of the entire patio as the seasons go by.
Include an outdoor fire pit. It’s the campfire, gone elegant. You can enjoy the warmth of the fire on cooler evenings and its look during the warmer months. S’mores optional at all times! Fire pits also add value to your home. Research tells us that installing a fire pit brings homeowners a 78% return on investment.
Enclosed Patio. Patio enclosure allows you to stay dry and enjoy your outdoor living space on rainy days without requiring umbrellas. This feature would also work with heating and cooling systems, turning your patio into a year-round haven.
A Patio with a Pond. The biggest “Do” here is to choose a low-maintenance pond so that the pond stays fresh and any life in the pond stays healthy.
String Fairy Lights. What is more enchanting than the glow emanating from strings of fairy lights in the evening? Not much. You may wind up drawing actual fairies to your garden!
Add a Hammock. A modern-style hammock will give a spa vacation vibe. A more rustic style hammock will give a more laid back feel. Either will be very comfy!
Outdoor Bar Space. This option could range from a small tiki bar to a full wet bar, or even an outdoor kitchen area. If you’ve got a dedicated grill master, you can throw in a barbecue as well!