Patio season is upon us. Now is the time for entertaining, grilling, and embracing the outdoor elements of your home. If you are considering your own custom patio or deck design for your home, Gordon James suggests some details to make your custom patio your new favorite ‘room’ in your home.
Let The Outside In
A custom patio is an exciting extension of your indoor aesthetic into an outdoor setting. Additionally, keeping a covering for your patio allows you to take advantage of the space no matter the weather. This allows homeowners to capitalize on the comfort of good weather without leaving the amenities of an indoor space.
Incorporate What You Have
A custom patio can accent the uniqueness of your yard. Functional retaining walls become the backdrop of your new dining area. Sloped or hilly yards need not be leveled but rather can serve as two-tier patio settings. A pool can serve as a centerpiece to your future cabana theme. Working with what you have already, rather from trying to start from scratch, is what will make your custom design pop.
Play With Fire
No, not literally. But when designing an-open air custom patio or deck area, centralizing around your ‘hearth’ is natural. So, you can design your custom patio to accommodate bonfires to connected chimneys, it’s up to you! Choosing your hearth will clue you into what stones, wood, or other materials will set your patio’s foundation, allowing you to expand from the main inspiration to create a cohesive aesthetic.
Mix and Match Styles
Patios provide a unique opportunity to mix and match special accents. This is a space to experiment with pieces that aren’t ready for the main home. A patio allows you the flexibility to express different aesthetics. This is an excellent space to try out pieces together before buying an entire set. You very well may be on to something.