We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it. We offer a wide range of services for that fresh look, or just maintenance or updates to keep your home functioning and safe. Regardless of the size of the job, we have a craftsman that can tackle it.
Tips / July 29, 2015
More than ever before, homeowners are beginning to treat their backyard as something more than just a recreational spot for the family dog. Now seen as the perfect spot for a day of outdoor dining or a night under the stars, the backyard has become a haven for entertainment and relaxation. Because of this, homeowners are increasingly making considerable investments in their outdoor living space in hopes of creating a functional and attractive extension of their home. You may be asking yourself, “How can I transform my outdoor space into an extension of my indoor space?” Start with laying the foundation. A quality structured patio is one of the most common options homeowners choose to function as their foundation for the perfect outdoor dining spot or sitting area. Because a patio can serve as the floor for many different purposes, you’ll want to consider the following questions beforehand.
What materials should I use for my patio? The material you choose for your patio will set the tone for the look you are wanting for your space. Stone and terracotta tile tend to reflect a mediterranean style while brick is more traditional.
What should I incorporate into my patio? To answer this you’ll first need to decide if you are wanting a covered or uncovered patio. With an uncovered patio, you have the option of adding a pergola, arbor, or trellis which are all great alternatives to allow for shade. For larger patios, outdoor kitchens and bars are popular options many homeowners choose to install.
How should I decorate my patio? Treat your outdoor patio just as you would your indoor living room. Add furniture like sofas, coffee tables and side tables. and decorate with pillows and candles. Enjoy decorating this space just like any other room in your house, except with this one…make sure the fabrics are waterproof!
If you’re looking to vamp up your patio give Handyman Connection of Ottawa a call. We look forward to hearing from you today!