Your new patio should capitalize on the best vistas, even if you have to create the views yourself. Also consider the orientation of a space and the light it receives: South exposures are generally bright and cheerful.
When designing your patio, think of it as an outdoor room: Floor, walls and ceiling should be represented. The floor is a given, but the walls can be represented with railings, dividers or retaining walls. The ceiling can be anything from a pergola to a canopy or a gazebo. Overall, your patio should function like an extension of your home.
You can give new life to a ratty door mat with this easy tutorial from Smart Schoolhouse.
Give a tile facelift to an ordinary patio, from ‘DIY Network‘. Step by step photos for these concrete patio ideas! Step by step photos for these concrete patio ideas! Kelly at ‘ View Along the Way ‘ shows us how to build a deck over a concrete patio.
If your patio is covered, consider hanging a ceiling fan to provide light and a breeze. If you have covered patio area and fan is a great touch for added comfort on a hot day. Flowers are an obvious accessory that can easily transform the look of your patio. You may opt for traditional terra-cotta pots or urns, but you may also want to look for a few flower pots with a more whimsical look to add some flare to your patio.
Do you have a concrete patio that seems to need a facelift? Maybe that old cement slab has a few too many cracks, or just needs a new look. Either way this post has so amazing ideas to give your patio space a whole new look.