Interested in planning a custom patio that fits your outdoor personality? Here are key criterias you should supply first before talking to a patio contractor. This will also help you and your contractor in finalizing a custom patio design that will give you a patio you’ll enjoy for all seasons.
Location of the Custom Patio
A space near the master’s bedroom can best be transformed into a personal outdoor lounge. If it’s close to the kitchen, an outdoor kitchen or dining area might be a better option. If it’s close to the pool, an outdoor grill area and lounge space fit for sunbathing is an idea you can explore.
Primary Use of Space
Should it be a lounge where you can unwind and relax? Will it be an entertaining space where you can host friends and guests? Do you want to spend more time eating your dinner under the stars or do more Sunday barbecues?
The outdoor patio and the entry to it should be able to handle enough foot traffic wherein people can pass by each other with ease. Consider the entry/exit points of your house and the location of the patio. If you’re planning to install an outdoor kitchen or fire pit, consider the gas and water lines to make the installation and building process simpler and easier.
Do you want a spa-like ambiance? Or a minimalist and low-maintenance space? Would you want a secret garden or an outdoor space bursting of greenery? Imagine the outdoor look you want or create a mood board and show it to your outdoor designer. This will help you better envision the outdoor look you want, pick the most important details you must have and let go of the others which might seem out of your budget and can easily be skipped.
From these 4 custom patio features, you can start visualizing the patio and outdoor space you always wanted. To bring it into reality, call us today and let’s start building that custom patio of yours!
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