Design and Material for Your Patio
The Design and the material of the patio must be suitable for each other. How good and interesting the display of the patio material you see in a store, you cannot pick one without thinking of what your patio is for.
Here are tips that can help to make your decision easier. Think about the function of patio do you want to build. How are you going to use the patio mostly? If you like sunbath, to spend the weekend on the patio, making party and entertaining friends, which means including dining, you better create an outdoor patio.
When you use your patio for most for dining, it means you have to create a solid and flat surface patio. Do not construct a different level of the surface because it is not comfortable for your friends especially when you have standing party, but it can depend on your aesthetics how are you going to build your patio.
Choose materials that naturally flow from indoors to outside. The material suitable for your surface is concrete, brick, pavers or flat stone. All kind material of your patio will be built on level of surface
Before you prepare your patio area, check if you have any plumbing, cable or electrical lines marked. You need to know the type of soil in your home area before you decide foundation for the patio will be constructed. Type of soil will determine what happen to your area when you placing the material. To make sure you configured these elements correctly configured, you’ll need to dig a level area, then try to install a gravel based with sand on the top. You can install on top whether poured concrete or stones or pavers for your surface when you see the base is sloped and smooth.
Put varying piles of stones or bricks together or side by side to create a natural look and your patio will have color variation.