At homednb, we know that it is not just the interior of your home that needs to be kept up and on-trend. As much love as you show to your dining rooms, basements, and bedrooms, you must also show that love to your outdoor spaces, patios, and gardens. For those who have the luxury of having an outdoor patio space, our home remodeling Seattle professionals have six remodeling ideas for keeping your patio maintained, looking great and functional space for parties.
What Is Your Patio Made Of?
First and foremost: what materials are best for remodeling your patio? Let’s start at the bottom with the foundation. Remodeling design architects say if you have a large space where you can pour concrete, stamped concrete is the way to go. With a simple pour of concrete on the area, a stamp can be created to make the impression of cobblestones, bricks, and pavers into the concrete. It’s affordable and once dried, it will look stylish, luxurious, and as if you paid a fortune. If you can pay a fortune, pavers are another great way to create the space you need for your patio. Instead of stamping the look of several pavers, you can have several pavers placed into the ground to create walkways and large spaces for entertaining in your backyard.
What Are You Sitting On?
Patio furniture has come a long way since the time of folding lawn chairs and plastic furniture. In today’s modern home, patio sets are more than just your table, umbrella, and chairs. For the utmost in home renovation and design purchase sofas and tables that have rustproof, steel interiors and have durability against the three “w’s”: weight, wear, and weather. Patio furniture is now sofas, coffee tables, hammocks, and fire pits. Outdoor furniture is now state-of-the-art with weatherproof materials, all-weather treatments, and layouts that make your yard look like a palace garden. Choose a furniture set that is comfortable like wicker that has been treated to be waterproof.
What Are You Standing On?
The perfect accent to your patio is an outdoor rug. Homednb’s home, bathroom and kitchen remodeling Seattle contractors know what you’re thinking: the rug will get damaged and extremely dirty. But not so. Some outdoor rugs are made of recycled plastic, which gives them a durability that prevents dirt from staining and colors from fading. Recycled materials also stand up to really harsh cleaning if your rug needs some extra TLC when it gets dirty. Plastic materials also prevent dirt from setting in, so you don’t have to worry about dirt infiltrating the fibers of the fabric where it gets trapped and can’t get out. At the end of the day, you are not only going to be trendy, but you’re going to be helping the planet as well.
What’s Around You?
As much as you want to sit on something nice, it’s also good to sit in something nice. Landscaping is the ultimate accent to any outdoor area. Flowers, trees, and potted plants all add the perfect detail to your patio. Great flora ideas are to plant flowers along walkways that lead to your patio. Accent the corners of your patio area with bushes. Place potted plants or flowers by seating areas, but away from tables where people will eat. You want people to smell and taste your food, not your flowers. Stylish pots for plants and small trees can be found online or at your neighborhood hardware store. Pick pots that match your aesthetic and compliment your furniture. HomeDNB home renovation architects are ready to share their garden ideas.
What’s the Best Layout for Your Yard?
Not every home has the backyard space to dig up dirt, put down pavers, and plant a garden. Some homes only have the space for a more modest area. If your home is one of those homes that have just enough space, then a deck may be what’s right for you.
At homednb, our home, kitchen and bathroom remodel Seattle designers know how to work with concrete or work with wood, and we can design the perfect deck for you. Decks can be created out of plastic or wood. If wood is what you want, pick a durable kind of wood and treat it with waterproof sealants. This will help prolong the life of your deck. You can also paint your deck a darker color to match your furniture and décor and prevent the reflection of sunlight. Plastic decks are also an option as they can resemble wood, but they last longer and are easy to clean. Plastic is less likely to stain and can stand up against all types of weather without the need of being treated.
Some homes have ample sunlight. Sometimes, however, this is not pleasant for those who require shade. Umbrellas are a must-have in a sunny yard and there are several on the market. Our house remodel designers say you can get umbrellas up to 11 feet in diameter that are on cantilevers meaning they extend out from their base and they can rotate blocking the sun no matter where it is in the sky. These umbrellas also come in double sizes so that even more people can find shade and be comfortable. Another option is getting an overhang that is mounted to your home.
There are several companies that can mount an overhang that can mechanically unroll and extend up to 15 feet from your house. A lot of these overhangs also have safety mechanisms on them that cause them to roll up on their own in the event of high winds. Keeping your house guests covered and safely creates an ideal atmosphere.
Whether your backyard has a swimming pool, and you host several barbecues, or if your backyard is your sanctuary that you enjoy by yourself, at Homednb we have several ideas on how to design or remodel your patio area for optimal experience and use. Contact our design experts today for a FREE consultation. Find out how you can turn your yard into the space of your dreams.