Patio Furniture Layout

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Subscribe Now 3 Patio Layout Considerations Tips for determining the best layout for your new patio By Maureen Gilmer retweet Swipe to view slides This pair of matched lounges are located facing south at pool edge in order to receive plenty of sunlight all day. Designer furniture with its lavish cushions can dictate how a patio is laid out to best accommodate a favorite piece such as this. Patios may rely on dense perimeter planting for privacy or protection from wind or excessive sun. This simple square patio provides enough room to seat four comfortably beneath the shade of an umbrella, but there is enough open area to expand a table if a larger group is expected. For a small patio where space is limited, downsizing furniture is the best way to get the most out of what area is available. These large comfortable arm chairs and coffee tables should be treated just as you would furniture inside the living room. In this severely limited space seating options are increased by topping the raised masonry water feature walls with a smooth ceramic cap. The wall around this fountain and pond doubles as a seatwall where there is no space for furniture. When costs to build are high, creation of spaces must be exactly sized to allow for the intended use without becoming overly cramped.patio furniture layout 1How do I plan a proper patio design?Planning out your patio design before your remodel is crucial. When perusing patio ideas, keep in mind that people use patios for different things, but they primarily use it as a space for entertaining and relaxing. Because of this, figure out what you want this area’s overall functionality to be. Will you have large groups over or a few intimate gatherings? Will you be serving food or are you more of a cocktail hour type? Secondly, take time to figure out what materials will work best for your remodel — different patio designs call for different materials, some of which might not work for your budget and space limitations. Then, decide whether you want a covered or uncovered area; think about any weather (rain or sun) that you want to protect yourself from. Next, determine what amenities are important to you; is an outdoor fireplace essential, or would a smaller scale fire pit work just as well? Do you need a big grill or will a smaller barbecue work for you? Lastly, much like any other room in your home, decorate the space to ensure that it’s welcoming, interesting and aligned with your home’s style. What materials can patios be made from? As with any outdoor space, materials dictate the overall style and feel, so make sure your choices accurately reflect the vibe of your home. Stone and terra-cotta tile are common with mediterranean houses, while brick is most often seen in traditional homes. Concrete works well with almost any space and style, so it’s always a great option when you’re choosing patio materials. After you figure out your foundation, decide whether you want a covered or uncovered area. You can always add a pergola, arbor, awning or trellis for some shade, or you can let the sun shine down on your patio. As you look through pictures and compile your favorite patio design ideas, note which materials you’re drawn to and try to incorporate those into your own design. What should I incorporate in my patio design? Even though patios can be nothing more than paved slabs outside your house, they can also be so much more if you add the right touches. Fire pits and fireplaces are great for cooler nights, while an outdoor kitchen and bar make it an ideal party mecca. Regardless of what you do, a spot to grill and eat is a must for al fresco dining, and you need good furniture to truly enjoy even the most basic outdoor space. Depending on your budget and maintenance threshold, you can even splurge on a few additional patio ideas, like a hot tub or pool to warm up or cool down all year round. How should I incorporate patio decor? You won’t have to look far for patio decorating ideas, since every little thing can double as decor outside, including plants and flowers. You should make sure that everything you do place outdoors, like furniture, is weatherproof. That doesn’t mean your patio can’t look as good as any indoor living room! Rugs, throw pillows and chair cushions all come in waterproof fabrics, while coffee tables, side tables, sofas, sectionals and armchairs often come together in sets. Rope or string lighting are popular patio decorating ideas (as well as mood setters), as are candles, which can also keep bugs away if you get the right kind. Put together some flower or succulent arrangements in pretty containers and place those around your space to liven it up. Fun little accessories, like a garden gnome, tiki torch, bird feeder or umbrella can add more personality where it’s lacking — keep your eyes peeled when looking at patio pictures to see what decor you can draw inspiration from.patio furniture layout 23 Patio Layout Considerations Tips for determining the best layout for your new patio By Maureen Gilmer retweet Swipe to view slides This pair of matched lounges are located facing south at pool edge in order to receive plenty of sunlight all day. Designer furniture with its lavish cushions can dictate how a patio is laid out to best accommodate a favorite piece such as this. Patios may rely on dense perimeter planting for privacy or protection from wind or excessive sun. This simple square patio provides enough room to seat four comfortably beneath the shade of an umbrella, but there is enough open area to expand a table if a larger group is expected. For a small patio where space is limited, downsizing furniture is the best way to get the most out of what area is available. These large comfortable arm chairs and coffee tables should be treated just as you would furniture inside the living room. In this severely limited space seating options are increased by topping the raised masonry water feature walls with a smooth ceramic cap. The wall around this fountain and pond doubles as a seatwall where there is no space for furniture. When costs to build are high, creation of spaces must be exactly sized to allow for the intended use without becoming overly cramped.patio furniture layout 3Swipe to view slides This pair of matched lounges are located facing south at pool edge in order to receive plenty of sunlight all day. Designer furniture with its lavish cushions can dictate how a patio is laid out to best accommodate a favorite piece such as this. Patios may rely on dense perimeter planting for privacy or protection from wind or excessive sun. This simple square patio provides enough room to seat four comfortably beneath the shade of an umbrella, but there is enough open area to expand a table if a larger group is expected. For a small patio where space is limited, downsizing furniture is the best way to get the most out of what area is available. These large comfortable arm chairs and coffee tables should be treated just as you would furniture inside the living room. In this severely limited space seating options are increased by topping the raised masonry water feature walls with a smooth ceramic cap. The wall around this fountain and pond doubles as a seatwall where there is no space for furniture. When costs to build are high, creation of spaces must be exactly sized to allow for the intended use without becoming overly cramped.patio furniture layout 4This pair of matched lounges are located facing south at pool edge in order to receive plenty of sunlight all day. Designer furniture with its lavish cushions can dictate how a patio is laid out to best accommodate a favorite piece such as this. Patios may rely on dense perimeter planting for privacy or protection from wind or excessive sun. This simple square patio provides enough room to seat four comfortably beneath the shade of an umbrella, but there is enough open area to expand a table if a larger group is expected. For a small patio where space is limited, downsizing furniture is the best way to get the most out of what area is available. These large comfortable arm chairs and coffee tables should be treated just as you would furniture inside the living room. In this severely limited space seating options are increased by topping the raised masonry water feature walls with a smooth ceramic cap. The wall around this fountain and pond doubles as a seatwall where there is no space for furniture. When costs to build are high, creation of spaces must be exactly sized to allow for the intended use without becoming overly cramped.

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