Summer’s on its way, and that means finally getting to relax outdoors! There’s nothing like inviting over some friends and sitting around in the backyard long after the sun goes down.
That is, unless your backyard living space leaves you less than inspired.
Time to fix that! In this blog, the Very Cool Guys share some inspiration for building the perfect patio. These patio additions succeed in creating a focal point that improves functionality AND aesthetics, providing a better experience all around.
Patio Addition #1 – Get a Fire Going
Every patio needs something to gather round.
A fireplace, fire pit, or outdoor kitchen is the perfect patio addition, creating a natural focal point around which you can situate your seating. Plus, these days, outdoor kitchens can be specially made to incorporate pizza ovens, rotisserie grills, or big smokers.
Your party can’t possibly be a dud if you’re cooking pizzas in a backyard oven.
Patio Addition #2 – Try Some Waterworks
Not much of a fire person?
Instead, build a patio with a waterfall, pond, or fountain to nurture a relaxing atmosphere. You’ll love coming home from work to sit outside beside the sound of bubbling water. Not to mention these designs can look STUNNING when integrated seamlessly with the landscaping.
Patio Addition #3 – Make Shade with a Pergola
When your patio’s in direct sunlight, it can be hard to relax outdoors for more than a few minutes.
That’s where a pergola comes in.
Whether crawling with vines, draped with curtains, or kept clean and polished, pergolas provide shade without compromising beauty. In fact, these patio additions look truly terrific when done right – and you’ll love your cool new retreat.
Patio Addition #4 – Build a Few Walls
Not digging any of the patio additions above? Make your focal point a garden wall, instead! Whether made of brick, stone, fencing, or greenery, a garden wall can anchor the design of your patio and give some direction to your furnishings. Not to mention this easy addition can help unite the patio with the house, if that’s one of your design goals.
If you’re really ambitious, incorporate a fountain or fireplace into your garden wall for an amazing backyard experience!