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Are You Building A New Patio?

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Whether you are building a brand new home or adding a patio to your existing house, there are some things you can do to make it beautiful and unique.

Entertaining On A Small Scale - What could be sweeter than getting together with a few friends and family members to share special time together?

  • If you are working with a small space and planning to have intimate meals for only a few guests, consider installing an outdoor fountain as the focal point of your patio. For a very casual look, consider rustic outdoor wooden furniture. For a more formal look consider outdoor wicker or wrought iron. It's a good idea to add occasional tables that will hold plates and drinks. An outdoor grill will be perfect for cooking meals.

Entertaining Large Groups - If you love entertaining on a large scale and you have the room to build a large patio, consider adding an entire outdoor kitchen complete with a beautiful brick or rock fireplace. When you select your table for mealtimes, consider purchasing a large round one. Round tables are great because guests can all see each other which is conducive to great visiting.

The Decor - Whether you are building a small patio or a large one, consider adding clay pots of different shapes and sizes and filling them with colorful plants. Hanging decorative birdhouses and hanging baskets full of flowers will add charm, too. And, don't forget a swing or a hammock!

Add A Patio Cover - Outdoor entertaining doesn't have to be cancelled due to bad weather. Buy a patio cover!

  • Patio covers are available in many styles. You'll easily be able to select one that matches your decor.
  • You'll be surprised at how affordable patio covers are. The plus is that they are beautifully crafted and will last for many years.
  • Because of their excellent construction, they will withstand high winds, rain, and they'll keep away the harsh sunlight.
  • Patio covers are retractable. When you want the patio cover taken up, that's a very simple thing to do.
  • Patio covers can even protect your inside decor. Fabrics and paintings will not be damaged because they'll be protected from the sun.
  • Clean up is a cinch! If you feel that your patio cover needs extra attention, you can just spray it down with your garden hose. If you want a more thorough cleaning, simply apply a solution of water and a mild detergent as a cleanser.

Congratulations on planning your new patio early enough that you can use it during the spring and summer. To learn more, contact a company like Dura-Kool Aluminum Products with any questions you have.