Friday, August 5, 2016

Four Things You Can Do to Improve Your Patio Area

If you have a backyard patio that simply consists of a concrete slab, you may have thought about doing something to improve it. There are many things you can do that range from simple to complex. The following are four ideas for you to consider. 

Have an awning installed

This is a relatively low cost way to improve your patio. You will have less sun during the daytime, and you will also be able to sit outside during the springtime when there is a light rain. You can store things outside without worrying about the sunlight damaging them as well. There are different types of awnings available, some are more complex than others, offering more options to the homeowner.

Enclose the patio with screens

Instead of an awning, you can have a more permanent structure built. This will be something that is far short of an expansion of your house, but you can have something more akin to a roof than an awning. You can also have three sides attached to the roof that rise up a few feet, then have screens installed the rest of the way up. They can be permanent or a removable screen. The latter will give you more options. 
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Create a greenhouse

Short of actually building a room addition, you can convert your patio to a greenhouse. This is perfect for a person whose loves gardening, but doesn't have the room in their yard, or perhaps the seasons are such that you can't grow what you want to grow, when you want to grow it. There are different ways to convert your patio to a greenhouse, but the fastest is to use prefabricated panels. 

Convert your patio into an outdoor room

This is the most expensive thing to do with your patio, but if you want more room in your home, but don't want to build an additional bedroom, you can create an expansion area using your patio area. You will need to have both design and construction work done on your home, but when you are finished, you will have a larger living room to enjoy. 

The ideas listed above are only four of the possibilities that you can consider for the future of your patio area. Some of these ideas can become expensive, but there are often low cost designs available for each of the four items list above.

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