It’s Getting Hot Out Here

It’s Getting Hot Out Here

by PJ Kratohvil
of Complete Solutions

Let’s talk about patios and the most pressing questions we hear when people want to build this new outdoor space.

This is where hiring a “patio designer” and not just “patio builder” comes into play. Here are a couple things your designer will be looking for:

  • How many people will be on the patio at a time and how much turf or bed space are you willing to lose?
  • What exposure does the back of the house have and what are the light requirements on the bordering interior rooms?
  • Are you looking for dining space or more casual sitting areas OR both?
    Is this an all-weather patio?
  • What is going to be the feature of the patio? Fireplace, BBQ/kitchen, relaxing seating or fire pit?

Bar Top: Extending the counter/grill backsplash into a bar top not only conserves space but also gives twice the usage out of something you’re already paying for.

Fire Pit: Adding that fire pit area creates a destination other than an eating area for people to gather and converse. We find that being able to enjoy different areas on a patio helps people to relax.

Seating: Stone seat walls are a great solution to limited seating. Taking up about 1/3 of the space of a standard chair and costing half as much, they are a great way conserve space and money.

Make sure to use a locally bonded and insured contractor with a portfolio that matches the quality and scope of work you want. Let the right contractor guide you and you should end up with a great space to enjoy for many years.

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