How to Design a Patio

12 Sep 2019 Landscape Design

Knowing how to design a patio can help you properly plan out the space that will work best for your particular wants and needs before starting construction. At Jovak Landscape & Design, they want to help you create a functional and relaxing patio space that will work for years to come. That is why they offer a range of landscaping services, including landscape design and construction.

Steps for Designing a Patio Space

In order to properly design a patio space that will work well for your family, you should:

1. Choose a Patio Location

The first step in designing a patio space is choosing the patio’s location. In most cases, homeowners choose to build a patio close to the kitchen to allow for easy access to the house and for creating a more cohesive entertainment space. Building a patio close to the kitchen is also a great option for homeowners who love to barbecue.

2. Determine the Size and Shape of the Patio

Determining the size and shape of the patio is an essential part of figuring out how many people the patio space will be able to accommodate. Consider marking out the space in your yard using sticks and string or creating a dimensional drawing of the space. While there is no rule for how large or small a patio space should be, making the space proportionate to the width of the house can create a more seamless look.

3. Choose the Materials You Want to Use

Once you have decided on the location and size of the patio space, you will need to choose the different materials that you want to incorporate. Make sure to consider the overall durability of the materials you want to use, as well as which colour options will work best for your particular space. When choosing materials for a patio, it is also important to pay attention to the cost of the materials, as some can be more expensive and labour intensive.

4. Plan Out the Patio Landscaping

Adding plants to a patio space can be a simple way to create shade and privacy. If you are thinking about adding plants to your patio space, make sure to consider how the plants will be incorporated into the overall design, as well as which types of plants you want to include.

If you would like to learn more about how to design a patio, or if you are interested in their landscape design services, please contact Jovak Landscape & Design at 604-835-2850 or by filling out a contact form on their website. You can also stay up to date on the latest landscape design news by following them on Facebook.