The patio of your home should feel like an extension of all the beauty and functionality that’s inside. Ideally, your patio will be your preferred location for entertaining guests or just relaxing after a long day. There are a few key elements that can really make or break not only the appearance of your patio but the functionality of it too. Check out our tips below for creating a patio that is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Custom Fire Feature
A custom fire feature will automatically become the focal point of your patio. You’ll also get to enjoy some added heat during the colder months so you can continue using the patio all year round! You can purchase a standard fire pit, but investing in a custom-built fire feature will help take the design to the next level. You can choose what you want it to look like, how big it should be, and the fuel source.
The lighting for your patio needs to meet 3 qualifications – primary lighting to illuminate the space, functional lighting, and ambiance lighting. Primary lighting typically comes in the form of overhead lighting just like it does inside the home. Functional lighting can be added at the entrance of the patio and anywhere where you’ll be preparing food or drinks to make it easier after the sun goes down. Lastly, adding ambient lighting around the perimeter of the patio will take your design to the next level and finish off your other design choices flawlessly.
Outdoor Kitchen Elements
Outdoor kitchens on a patio range from full kitchens that are outdoors to a simple grill feature. Consider how much you’ll be preparing food outside and what your budget is to determine how large your outdoor kitchen elements should be. This will make it easy for you to entertain guests, without having to run back and forth to your kitchen indoors.
Of course, every patio needs great seating so that you and your guests can comfortably relax! A popular seating option is built-in seating. Built-in seating will be custom-made for your patio space to ensure a perfect fit. The biggest perk of built-in seating versus traditional seating is the square footage it saves on the surface of the patio.
The flooring for your patio can come in the form of a concrete slab, pavers, natural stones, and more. Stone pavers are the most popular among homeowners right now because they look great every time and add more texture than a simple concrete slab.
Contact Lamacchia Landscape Construction
Building a beautiful and functional patio space for your home is no small task. Instead of trying to find the time to do it all yourself only to not love the finished product, why not hire a professional? Lamacchia Landscape Construction is the leading landscape expert in the Boston area that specializes in designing and building patios that perfectly match not only your personal style but your family’s needs for functionality too. Contact Lamacchia Landscape Construction today to schedule a consultation to discuss your new patio!