Spring is here with us again. You do not have to confine yourself indoors anymore. Venture outdoors in the confines of your home and enjoy the friendly weather. With skill and purpose, you can transform the area adjoining your house into a beautifully designed patio for your enjoyment. You can extend your living room into the outdoors with different styles and types of patios.
Are you interested? Here are nine different types of patios to embrace the spring season:
1. Detached or Freestanding Patios
These are the perfect types of patios for people with large properties and those with spacious gardens. A freestanding patio is an ideal and serene environment, suitable for rewinding, and set away from the normal activities of the house. It is indeed a worthy escape from the hustle and bustle of your daily activities. They are accessed through a garden path. You can add gazebos, water features, furnishings and roofs to enhance the value of your patio.
2. L-Shaped and U-Shaped Patios
These types of patios are made in such a way that they appear to embrace your house. You can access them from different rooms. Their design takes the shape of either a U- or an L-shape. Their proximity to the house makes them easy to access. The transition from the rest of the house to the patio is seamless. Besides, these designs are easy and do not take much time to build.
3. Wraparound Patios
A wraparound patio is attached to the back or the sides of a house. It looks much like a wraparound porch, but it is larger and takes up more outdoor space. Like other types of patios and decks, it enlarges your home’s living space. However, a wraparound patio is not always covered.
4. Multilevel Patios
Multilevel patios are connected by steps or paths. These types of patios are very appropriate for a property built on a slope. Houses built on large pieces of land can also benefit from multilevel patios. A multilevel patio gives the owner a magnificent view of the landscape. If your property is situated on a sloppy area, a multilevel patio is ideal for you.
5. Entry Patios
Entry patios are suitable for the front yard. By paving, adding a fountain, container plants and a wall to enhance security, you can turn that front yard into a beautiful patio. An entry patio is an excellent way of utilizing your front yard and creating a place to relax.
6. Outdoor Dining Patios
An outdoor dining patio is highly recommended, especially if you enjoy dining al fresco. Nothing compares with having your meal in the patio. Besides, it is big enough to accommodate friends and family. At 12 feet by 12 feet, an outdoor dining patio is large enough for a spacious dining table and chairs. For a better service, an outdoor dining patio can be placed near an outdoor kitchen or at the backdoor of the house.
7. Living Room Patios
Living room patios are incredibly popular types of patios. They are designed as an outdoor living area set in your backyard. It creates more room for your relaxation and enjoyment with friends and family. A living room patio features a fireplace or pit for warmth. Besides, it has some deep-seating furniture and a structure for protection from the elements. The average size of outdoor living room patios is a minimum of 16 feet by 18 feet. It should also be spacious enough to allow free movement.
8. Bistro Patios
Bistro patio is your answer to the search for an excellent small garden design. It is small enough to fit in a small space but big enough to accommodate a small table and two chairs. It is a perfect choice for that special outdoor breakfast. For impact, add a wall fountain to highlight a focal point and maximize the utilization of your limited space. 6 feet by 6 feet space will suffice for a bistro patio.
9. Sundeck Patios
Sundeck patios are located near a swimming pool. A sundeck patio is meant to be an outdoor place where you, friends and family can lounge and take in the sunshine. The furniture of choice for this type of patio is chaise lounges that are fitted with comfortable cushions. These patios measure at least 2 feet by 6 feet.
Patios come in different shapes and sizes. The types may be determined by the size, the architecture, and where they are placed in a property. This list provides a good basis to help you make an informed decision on what type of patio you should consider this spring. It is important to choose a design that will not only serve your need for relaxation, but also one that will protect you from the elements.
To bring your patio alive this spring, add potted tulips into your space. Tulips are to the spring season what fall foliage is to autumn. Place them in a vantage position where they can be viewed from the comfort of your seat on the patio. Grow the plants in containers if your residence does not have a garden, or it is located in an urban area.