Its winter in Texas and you might be reminiscing about the summer parties you enjoyed.
Look out your back door. You likely see a lot of green grass and a lot of potential. This has you thinking about expanding your outdoor living space, but you’re wondering if its right for you. Here are five reasons to add a patio to your home NOW!
A patio adds value to your home
I know you might be questioning whether a patio will actually add value to your home, but I assure you that done right it will make your home more marketable in the long run. The reason, which we’ll elaborate on in a minute, is because it extends the living space of your home. You have to do a few things right when adding a patio, though.
Consider the size of your yard. You don’t want to build a patio so large that there isn’t green space remaining. Sure, I know that mowing that lawn is tedious and it’s tempting to pave the whole thing over. But if there’s no green space to enjoy, potential home buyers will be less likely to consider it. People like to garden, give their children space to play, or their pets space to roam.
Also, consider the design of your house. When adding a patio or any outdoor living space, you want the design to blend with the style of your home. For example, if your home is of a traditional design, but the patio you add is ultra modern and sleek, it will look out of place and be off-putting. You can still have a fire pit and a stone enclosure while respecting the design of your property. If your personal taste is modern, add those touches in a non-permanent way, such as your furniture. Your choice of building material will have a lot to do with this, and guidance from a professional will help in that decision.
A patio increases the living space of your home
Let’s talk football season. Picture a wide stone patio with a roof for shade, a grill in the corner, maybe a fireplace with a TV over its mantle, and cushy sofas and chairs that beg for you to put your feet up. You can grill burgers with your friends, crack open a beer, watch the kids play on their swing set all in your own backyard. A great patio begs to be used. Whether you’re watching football and grilling or simply reading a book and enjoying the mild weather or watching the kids play, adding a patio extends the living space of your home. Potentially, a patio can be looked at as an extra dining space. An extra kitchen. An extra living room. An outside playroom. This is precisely why adding a patio will also increase the value of your home.
A patio can accentuate the design of your home
When we talked about adding value to your home, we addressed the idea that the design of the patio should also match the design of the home. Perhaps your home has a wood trim or stone working that is either the focal point or a design element your love. Carrying this into the patio will not only add more attention to the home’s style but also make the design cohesive. The best additions that we can do to our homes look like they were always there. You can think of such additions like jewelry for your home. What existed was always beautiful, you’re simply enhancing and drawing attention to it.
A patio is excellent for kids
If you have children, you know that while wonderful, they can be rambunctious and messy! Having an outdoor space, such as a covered patio gives your children an outdoor area where they can be kids without you worrying about messy clean ups! A covered patio gives them shade from the hot Texas sun and fresh air. You can bring dinner outside and just rinse off any spills with a hose. And think of how much fun kids will have roasting marshmallows over a built-in fire pit? Or telling Christmas stories cuddled on your patio, enjoying the crisp air in front of a fire.
A patio will inspire entertaining
Finally, when you see your finished patio, you’ll envision all of the quality time with family and friends. Football watching parties, birthday parties, holidays outdoors, anything you can imagine. If you’re the kind who loves to host parties, you’ll soon invite everyone you know to sit back, relax and enjoy the outdoors in comfort.
We build custom patio covers in Houston, TX and the surrounding area. If your backyard needs some shade, connect with us… we’d love to make you a fair, no-obligation, no-hassle quote. Give us a call at 713-574-4969 or contact us online. 🙂