By Joe Szabo, Scottsdale Real Estate Team
When planning how to design the different aspects of your patio, it is important to keep in mind both your personal needs, and the needs of anyone else that might make use of the patio. Do you like to entertain? Would you prefer a formal or casual setting? Do you have any pets? Is the patio in constant sunlight that will fade fabrics? These are some important questions to keep in mind when deciding what kinds of furniture to buy, or the way to arrange the different aspects of a patio.
Flexibility is a very important part of a patio. There is no use in having a patio filled with delicate furniture and flowers, if the kids and dog with destroy them in a day. Make sure your patio accommodates all the needs of you and your family.
Safety is another important aspect to keep in mind. If you have a beautiful patio with sharp, stone flooring, but you also have small children who like to play outside, this is probably not the best atmosphere. Make sure you know if the flooring you choose becomes slippery when it gets wet, and check to see if major traffic patterns are well lit.
Privacy is something most prefer to keep when going from indoors to outdoors. Maybe try planting ivy on fences or large shrubbery. Also, fountains will create a soft, constant noise that will help murmur conversations, and muffle sounds.
Comfort is a combination of many things, but mainly, keep in mind that a patio will be most comfortable and enjoyable when it is designed around its climate. An awning may work well for very sunny areas, but will not hold up through constant high winds.
Beauty is usually a balance that is unique to each home and individual. The different aspects of a patio should blend with those of the house, and display a color scheme that can blend with the outside of the house. These colors and textures should also harmonize with the surrounding gardens and landscaping.
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