Is your patio ready?
As the old year ends and the new one begins many homeowners start thinking about the warmer months ahead.
Outdoor birthday parties and other occasions, backyard barbecues with friends and family, and splashing in the pool to cool off after a long day of summer fun are just a few of the things that come to mind for those dreaming of what is to come!
Here are a few things to think about when remodeling your existing patio or, if you don’t have one yet, to consider when designing your outdoor palace!
Whether replacing one that is weather-worn or having one installed for the first time; you have quite a few options when it comes to patio covers in Houston.
Pergolas are patio covers that offer a stylish look to any outdoor venue. These patio covers are typically made of wood and are ideal for outdoor entertaining that lets the sunlight in a while offering a great visual aesthetic.
For a more private and enclosed setting consider a patio cover that you can enclose with a screen to keep the mosquitoes at bay while allowing you to relax outside with close friends and good food!
Take a look at our website for more examples of patio covers!
Stone and Concrete Accents
Statues, outdoor fountains, stone benches, pathway stones, or tiles: these are just a few of the accents you can bring to an existing patio design (or include into a new construction project) to add further elements of style and appeal to your home’s exterior.
Stone and concrete elements can be purchased in a wide variety of colors and textures to match any design theme or color scheme. If you have a sample of concrete or stonework already present, you can share it with a supplier to have them find a match or create one when it comes to pathway stones, tiles, and other items.
Including a row of evergreens to enclose your patio from view, blooming seasonal plants in hanging pots, or an old-world looking rack of succulents are all great ideas to bring the constructed and natural into a stunning visual harmony. There are also a number of seasonal blooming shrubs, bushes, and small trees that do well in Houston weather with a little care.
Thinking about this element of your patio area is also a great time to plan other backyard landscaping projects so that everything can be done at the same time to have your place looking photo-perfect!
Deck or Concrete?
Whether you are having a patio built from the foundation up or thinking about a redesign; choosing from concrete for the flooring and other areas or deciding to have a deck built takes some serious consideration. In this regard, many people prefer to choose gypsum concrete flooring for the base to which the exterior floor could be attached. This is because the use of gypsum cement as a topping can create a thermally efficient system, as well as a strong surface for attaching flooring.
That said, the pros of a concrete patio are long-term durability (assuming proper care of course), the ability to have colored concrete poured that matches your home’s exterior color scheme, and many other benefits.
The advantages of having a deck built are in the visual appeal of a rich wood finish, the sweeping and eye-catching design patterns available as well as the speed in which they are typically completed.
If you are considering a new outdoor addition to your home in the new year, then give Affordable Shade Patio Covers a call today.