Patios provide homeowners with the perfect outdoor oasis, a getaway from the stresses of day-to-day life that can provide enjoyment for you and anyone else who uses it. However, there are things to think about before you go through with your patio installation. Planning is important to ensure that the installation goes through without any complications. Think about the following before you start your patio installation.
Are There Any Neighborhood Regulations?
Before you start your patio installation, see if there are any building codes in your area or if you need a building permit to install your patio. You should contact your local town building department to find out what you need to do next. Afterwards, you can start thinking about your patio’s design and style.
What is the Purpose of the Patio?
Your patio should have a purpose. Most people get a patio installation because they want to entertain guests. If you’re going to entertain guests, you should think about what furniture to add, such as chairs and tables, or even an outdoor kitchen. You should also consider the flooring used for your patio installation. If your primary goal is to entertain guests, you’ll want a patio with a flat and solid surface. This makes it easier for you to set up any seating you’ll need.
How Much Time Am I Fine Using On Maintenance?
Some patios require more maintenance than others. For low-maintenance decking options, you can go with stone or concrete varieties. Brick is another material you can use. These are all durable options that last a long time.
Other options such as gravel patios require more maintenance, but they tend to be easy to repair and are better for lower budgets.
How Much Money Am I Willing to Spend?
Concrete is one of the easiest options on a person’s budget, priced between $6 and $15 per square for the patio installation. Brick is slightly pricier, between $12 and $18 per square foot and not too far from that price is stone, which can be purchased at around $13 to $20 per square foot.
Stylish Elements to Consider
Once you have your surface material figured out, you can start thinking about the stylistic decisions for your patio installation. For people with harsh sunlight constantly around the house, a covered patio is probably the way to go. Patio umbrellas and removable canopies are perfect for blocking out excess sunlight.
If you’re concerned about appearance, and you want something that gives a modern look, you’ll want square-cut stone or pavers.For casual styles, make use of curves or you can use rounded stones.
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