5 Beautiful Patio Ideas
If you haven’t installed a patio yet, you’re missing out on a big opportunity to extend your living space to the outdoors. Patios offer a comfortable outdoor space where you can enjoy nature when the weather is great. You can use your patio to entertain guests or to just hang out. We at GMC Landscapes have been helping property owners create beautiful outdoor spaces and bring their visions to life. If you’re considering having a patio installed or you are looking for a way to enhance your current outdoor space, consider the following patio ideas.
Outdoor Beverage Station
An outdoor beverage station is a game changer when it comes to backyard patio ideas. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate. A simple cart will do. Load this up with BBQ supplies, snacks, and some beverages and you’re ready to entertain. It creates an easy way for guests to serve themselves while you get the BBQ fired up.
Outdoor Dining Area
Dining outdoors can completely change your dining experience. Food tastes so much better when you eat it outside. You also won’t have to worry about cleaning up your carpet and getting those stubborn food stains off your rug.
If possible, have your patio installed right off the kitchen for easy transportation of food and dinnerware. If your patio already exists, you can still create a dining area. Simply add a dining table and chairs. Go for simple furniture that is weather resistant. Consider installing a cover or erecting an umbrella for greater comfort as well as to protect the food from falling objects.
This brings us to the next point. Having a covered patio will completely change how you use your outdoor space. Covering your patio will ensure that you can use this outdoor space even when the weather isn’t agreeable. The cover will provide shade during the hot summer days and shield you from the rain when the weather is cooler. You will be able to make use of your patio year round.
You don’t have to cover the entire patio. Even partial covering will increase the flexibility of your patio.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of camping? A campfire. Installing a fire table in your patio will not only provide a source of light at night but also a source of heat on cooler nights. It will allow you to extend the use of your patio into the night by making the space more comfortable. Your fire table will also be a great spot for roasting some marshmallows for s'mores. This is a great way to spend time with family or friends.
Want a patio that is easy to clean and maintain? Composite decking offers a great option for patio designs. This material is low maintenance and is perfect for those with pets or young children who will definitely make a mess. Cleaning it is no problem. You simply spray water and sweep the dirt away. It is weather resistant and offers a wide variety when it comes to design options. While it may require a significant investment up front, it is definitely well worth it in the long term.
Are you looking for outdoor patio ideas? Get in touch with us, GMC Landscapes. Our design team will work with you to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing outdoor living space for you. We are a full service landscaping company. We will take you from the design of your outdoor living space to the installation. Contact us now for more backyard patio ideas and to get started with working on your space.