Patio Ideas: Fountains, Fireplaces, and Furniture…

February 11, 2016

​Let’s talk about patios…Let’s brain storm. Your patio is a versatile outdoor space you can turn into an oasis using just your imagination. Your patio is a paved outdoor area that adjoins your house. We sometimes call these areas the terrace, veranda, sundeck, or even a courtyard. 

​You can shade your patio with a cover or other type of structure. But that’s just the beginning. Depending on the type of flooring/paving your patio has, you can create a variety of themed and colored designs or settings. For example for wood decks you can create a farmhouse theme. Really, there’s no limit to what you can do.

You can also decorate your patio with furniture or install things like:

  • Swings
  • Hammocks
  • Benches
  • Hanging Plants
  • Lanterns
  • Fountains
  • Fireplaces (for patios that are designed to be fire safe; remember to consult your manufacturer/installer or a home decorator)
  • Drop Screens and Curtains
​Patios – which are not like your typical backyard where there’s grass and a combination of pavement and dirt – can be breathtaking areas of your home where guests can enjoy the view, take in the beautiful day and simply relax.
Patios near lakes can be used as sundecks and designed with a marine theme. Patios in the great outdoors or in places like the mountains can utilize firewood containers and outdoor fireplaces to add to the rustic ambience. After all, sitting out on your patio, sipping a hot mug of cocoa or coffee in the evening while a fire crackles next to you is a great way to end or start your day.
​Remember, patios can also be shaded from above with a great looking cover that can accentuate your home and add value to it. Keep in mind you don’t have to install a clunky or typical looking patio cover. You can use drop screens and curtains to enclose your patio area and create an extra outdoor lounge area for your home that’s not in your backyard.
Also, patio covers can be designed to fit the theme of your home, whether it’s vintage, modern, or just something else, there’s a product out there for you.
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