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Designing The Ideal Patio Space For My Family

When we first moved into our new home, my husband was less than impressed with the outdoor space. There was a patio out there, but it wasn’t fit for purpose. Once the rest of the house was sorted, we decided it was time to start work. We created a design plan that contained lots of different elements before heading out to our local stores to purchase materials. I’ve listed some of our ideas below. With a bit of luck, they will give you some inspiration and help you to create something wonderful. At the end of the day, most people want to spend a lot of time in their gardens. So, it makes sense to ensure the patio area is as comfortable and functional as possible.

Laying a raised deck

Firstly, we had to take some measurements and pick up some decking. My husband was shocked to find out how easy it was to put together. We imagined we would have to pay for installation, but he did everything himself. Once the decking was down, we gave it a tung oil finish to strengthen the wood. It now looks fantastic, and we’re both very happy with the outcome. Perhaps you should get some decking soon? You’ll always get cheaper prices when the weather is poor.

Building a brick barbecue

My husband wanted to make sure we could eat outside when the sun is shining. I thought it would make sense to purchase a gas barbecue, but he wanted to do something a little more special. With bricks obtained from our local construction yard, he managed to create the perfect outdoor cooking piece. We built the barbecue at the side of our decking because the bricks would have been too heavy, and they might have caused damage.

Adding some cover

I spent a long time creating my dream garden, so I wanted to add some cover to our patio space. That would mean I could enjoy the garden, even when the rain is pouring. Again, my husband went down to our local DIY store to purchase more timber. He get his tape measure out, spent a few minutes writing down numbers, and then started to create a plan. As you can see from the image, he surrounded our patio area with a wooden cage into which flat panels could be fitted. That allows us to get lots of sun during the summer, but it also keeps us dry during the winter.

As soon as our patio area was complete, I went out to purchase some stylish furniture. I chose metal over wood to give the patio something different, and it works rather well. No matter how big your outdoor space might be, there are always ways in which it can be improved. I hope the ideas on this page have given you some encouragement. We managed to do everything for less than $1000. So, creating the patio you’ve always wanted doesn’t have to break the bank.

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