Noelle Walters. Patios. September 25th , 2018.
4) Add night bloomers. There are night-blooming plants that can be surprisingly effective for a nighttime garden. Many vines like moonflower bloom only at night, and the smell of honeysuckle in the evening is divine. Also consider plants that may not look amazing, but smell amazing. Sticking some herbs in between flagstones can be effective -- as people walk on them, the smell is delicious.
But nighttime is much less scheduled. As a result, many of our favorite, most classic leisure time activities -- the ones we actually do -- end up being done at night. Think watching television and cooking and eating. Reading, playing board games, sewing projects and catching up with friends. Most of that is relegated to evenings.
Great patio ideas make for lots of enjoyable times around the barbecue with good friends. If you want to have a patio that everyone loves, you obviously have a lot of choices to make. If you make them carefully with a good vision, your patio may become one of your favorite places in your house.
How about a hot tub designed to go with your patio? Again, this is not a cheap patio idea but one that will make your patio a very popular place all year long. If you want to do something like this just consult your local hot tub store and they will be able to give you some great ideas on how to incorporate the hot tub - patio design.
Installing a roof type cover for your patio is a big commitment and of course much more expensive than buying an umbrella or awning. In many cities you will need to get a permit to build that roof patio cover as it is an extension of your house. Unfortunately, the government wants to be involved in everything we do so be sure to check that out before you spend thousands of dollars.
As these solutions involve some complicated construction techniques, it is wise to consult with an experienced contractor who can advise on the various codes and regulations that will need to be met. Also, as these are raised platforms, structural issues must be taken in account. You do not want your deck or patio falling down.
With online search engine, you don't even need to get out of the doorstep to do your initial research. Look at home improvement web sites to see what advice they offer. Supplement them with offline magazines and publications. The photos and videos will soon inspire you on the patio themes you can have.
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