Planning Your Patio for Summer

Before you know it, it will be warm, and you’ll be back outside enjoying the nice weather. But this summer, wouldn’t it be nice to be able to enjoy the nice weather from home? Building a patio is a great way to enjoy the summer weather from the comfort of your home. Here’s how you can plan your patio build in time for summer.

Pick Your Location

Most patios are adjacent to the house, but it’s not a requirement. Choose a location that works best for the functionality of your patio. For example, do you plan on using your patio for dining? If so, it will be beneficial to have it closer to the house. If you’re looking to create a private retreat, having the patio further away from the house is the best option. 


Consider Size

A patio can be built in a variety of sizes. If your patio is meant for you and your family to gather and hang out, a small intimate patio is a great choice. If you plan on entertaining guests and hosting gatherings, you may want to consider building a larger patio. A good way to determine an optimal size for your patio is to set up tables and chairs on your lawn and see how much room you may need. 


Decide on Material

There are many materials to consider when building a patio. Some of the most popular building materials include brick, concrete, slate, and flagstone. Choosing the right material for your patio should be based on more than just cost. Try choosing a material, or a combination of materials, that matches the style of your home. If you plan on using your patio for dining, choose a material that is smooth enough to keep tables and chairs from wobbling. 


Pay Attention to the Details

It’s easy to consider the major details for your new patio, but a great patio includes many small, strategically chosen details. If you want to take your patio to the next level, consider adding amenities like lighting, planters, fountains, or fireplaces. Your lifestyle will dictate what amenities you should incorporate into your patio.


Choose the Right Builder

It’s one thing to have an idea about how your patio should look, but it’s another thing to have it brought to life. The patio builder you choose will determine how your finished patio will look. You’ll want to hire a patio builder in Maryland that has experience in patio building, good reviews, and a lot of references. It’s always best to hire a professional to build your deck because that’s how you’ll end up with the best results. 


An Experienced Maryland Patio Builder

The experts at Vin’s Total Care Landscaping do more than tend to your plants; they also build backyard oases. Contact us now to see how our patio builders can help you with your new patio just in time for summer. 

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