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4 Patio Design Mistakes to Avoid

Make sure your dream patio comes to fruition without any mishaps. Here are a few patio design mistakes to avoid.

Now is the perfect time to decide how you want to enhance your home during the spring. It is beneficial to hire a contractor now because contractors are incredibly busy during the spring and summer. Have you been thinking about adding a patio to your home? If so, take your time when considering patio design. The worst feeling is believing that you and your family have the patio of your dreams, only to realize that something isn’t quite right. Here are some patio design mistakes to avoid. 

Patio Design Without Enough Space

There are an endless amount of patio design ideas in the world. However, the most critical element across the board is space. Some people prefer small, intimate patios because they won’t have to buy as much furniture. Plus, some people have smaller yards. 

On the other hand, some homeowners want their patios to be larger than life. If this resonates with you, ensure that you don’t have wasted space. You also want to consider your furniture budget. More or larger furniture equals more money. On the flip side, the patio could appear underwhelming if your patio is too small and you have a large backyard. 

A Patio Design That Doesn’t Incorporate Your Style

Going for the cheapest patio furniture might lead you to pick styles that don’t match your preferences. Plus, the most inexpensive outdoor furniture has a high chance of not lasting. Therefore, you could spend more money replacing your furniture if high-quality furniture isn’t on your radar. 

A rule of thumb for decorating a patio is investing in durable furniture while purchasing less expensive decorations that might be less used. In addition, homeowners often think that their patio design has to match their home, but it doesn’t. It could be an extension of your home or a separate oasis. The choice is up to you! 

Another thing you want to avoid is not including patio decorations or accessories. Outdoor plants and throws are simple accessories that take a patio from bland to beautiful. A few staple or statement pieces can make all the difference. 

A Patio Without the Proper Outdoor Lighting

Many homeowners choose generic or bare-minimum overhead lighting for their patios. However, it’s best to have designated outdoor patio lighting. Many outdoor lighting options range from string lights to solar-powered ones you place in the ground. Thus, you want to choose wisely. Overall, you want enough light for people to move around safely. However, too many lights can also be a problem, distracting from a relaxing environment. Warmer lights always strike the perfect balance. 

A Patio Without Sealer

Concrete patios are incredibly durable. However, this robust material isn’t immune to everyday wear and tear. Without sealing a patio, over time, cracks can appear for various reasons. Spills could also leave stains or other imperfections. The best way to preserve a patio is to seal or coat it to protect it from sun damage, stains, cracks, and scrapes.

Are you interested in residential patio construction in Prince George’s County? If so, give us a call. 

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