Tuesday, March 26 2019
It is officially Spring, which means long, sun-filled days spent at the beach or lounging by the pool are just around the corner! Is your patio ready for all the outdoor gatherings that come with the warm weather, or is it time to give it a much-needed upgrade? If you start your patio remodel now, you can have it complete just in time for summer pool parties, barbecues, and bocce ball tournaments! We want to help you get your patio remodel started and completed with ease!
One of the most important features of your patio is the transition from inside to out. You’ll want to find the perfect patio door that will suit your needs and seamlessly connect your home to your outdoor entertainment space. Bi-Fold Patio Doors can create large, expansive openings that will blur the line between indoor living space and backyard paradise. You can also use Bi-Fold Passthrough Windows to create a kitchen passthrough and outdoor bar seating. To learn more about our many patio door options, it is best to visit an AG Certified Dealer who can guide you through the custom patio door and window ordering process.
Once you decide on the perfect patio door for your home, you should then inspect your patio flooring. Is the flooring in good shape? Do you need to remove it and pour new concrete or install new tile? You’ll want to have a large area with stable flooring where you can place an outdoor dining set, seating, and fire pit. Deciding on the right flooring type can be tough, so consider hiring a landscape designer to provide you with options and layouts of what your backyard could become.
Is your lawn or garden looking a little dry and droopy? Consider planting new flowers and shrubs to revive your outdoor space and create a lush, lively look. You might even want to invest in artificial turf if your lawn has slowly perished. Once installed, turf requires very little maintenance and always looks good—no dry spots, uneven length, or yellowing from pet urine. Though artificial lawns are a larger investment upfront, in the end you will save money on water, fertilizer, mowing, and other lawn maintenance.
The most important thing about designing your outdoor space is making sure it is cozy and inviting! Use string lights to illuminate your patio and create an intimate atmosphere. Outdoor furniture should be comfortable and stylish—stick to one design style to create a cohesive look throughout the space. If you often host parties and barbecues, plenty of outdoor seating is a necessity! Don’t forget to accessorize the space with throw blankets, candles, and small plants!
Houzz.com is an excellent resource for design inspiration—you can research unique patio designs and save your favorite photos to your project Ideabook. You can also research and contact professionals on Houzz.com who can help you with your patio remodel project. To learn more about creating an indoor-outdoor living space with Folding Patio Doors, visit our Bi-Fold Patio Door Product Page.