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By: THE PATIO DISTRICT | Created 06/13/2019

We often hear this saying as we plan to upgrade and renovate with little in our wallets. Truly, while remodeling a patio on a tight budget seems challenging, it’s certainly a feasible goal for the enthusiastic homeowner. With efficiency in mind and a focus on long-term investment, we’ve provided 5 ways of remodeling your patio with a tight budget.

 

  1. Accessorize with simple elements. – You can enhance your patio’s appearance with budget-friendly resourcefulness. Consider creating a winding path leading to your patio. You don’t need a paver or resin-covered cobblestones. Rather, create a design with plastic stakes and spread crushed rock along your “stencil.” For a polished look, flatten the rock with compacting tools readily rentable at your local landscaping store.
  2. Add color to your patio surface. – You may own a patio composed of simple, gray concrete and desire to add warmth and pizzazz. This doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars, thanks to stains available in multiple colors, including burgundy, beige, honey, and more. Even using a common sealant to cover your patio with decorative tiles goes a long way on a frugal budget.
  3. Peruse your thrift store for quaint figurines. – Goodwill and other thrift stores offer abundant figurines of various sizes at minimal prices. Keeping space in mind, establish a theme or color scheme and arrange these bargain finds in a way that brings out the most in surrounding hues and textures.
  4. Go bold with boulders. – Especially for backyards with considerable space, boulders add dimension and a strong border for your patio. You may find boulders at supply stores, or perhaps you have a neighbor seeking to minimize his or her rock collection. Be creative as you arrange your boulders. Fully align them around the patio, or settle for one side for an asymmetrical feel. Cluster them in a corner with a figurine or two.

For homeowners on a tight budget, options for remodeling your patio remain bountiful and open-ended. For more advice on making the most of your remodeling projects, contact us today!

 

By: THE PATIO DISTRICT | Created 06/13/2019

Creating shade for your patio is an excellent idea when you want to reduce excessive heat and heat radiation from the sun. By doing so, you’ll also protect and extend your outdoor furniture’s lifespan from sun damage. And the great thing is, you can easily add and blend shade into your home design and decor of the patio. Here are three easy ways to create shade for your patio:

Retractable

Retractable shades are easy to install, and they mount to your home’s exterior wall or roofline to extend and provide coverage to patio. For additional coverage, other features are available to make that happen.

Whether you choose to have a retractable awning or retractable canopy, the shade provides instant relief from the sun’s heat. The shades are easy to roll up, so there is no need to take it down. With this smooth retraction, you can protect the shade from inclement weather, as weather can wear down the shade.

Retractable shades come motorized or manual. A motorized option is more convenient but also more expensive. However, some motorized options have sensors that detect rain and retracts on its own when you’re not around to roll it up and perhaps is worth the investment.

Pergolas

Pergola structures blend in naturally to your home and patio, but it only provides partial shade protection. However, with additional features, shade enhancements are possible. This type of shade enables creative ways to add sun protection by installing shelter directly on top of the pergola. The following are different cover options to add to the top of the pergola for additional shade:

  • lattice panel
  • retractable canopies
  • plant vines
  • reeds and leaves
  • foliage
  • bamboo or branches
  • curtains for the side

Arcadia Louvered Roof

The arcadia louvered roof covers and sits similar to a pergola; however, it is more advanced. With many different designs and colors available, this type of shade can blend in seamlessly with your patio and house. The advantage of the Arcadia is that the louvered roof adjusts to control the environment: sun, snow, wind, rain. It is durable and can withstand extreme weather.

Pivots on the roof provide ventilation if you want shade at the same time. And the roof slides open or close, depending on what you desire. Another important feature of the Arcadia is that it is self-sustaining as it is solar panel charged. It runs independently from your home’s electricity.

Bottom line, these three shade options provide coverage for your patio. Each kind is an easy installment and an excellent investment to enhance your patio. Best of all, shade provides comfort while you relax and entertain in your outdoor living space. All you have to do is decide on the one that is best suited for your outdoor environment.

To create shade for your patio, contact us. We offer comfortable and luxury design to meet your outdoor living space desires. Tell us what you need, and we can help your vision be a reality

By: ALL WEATHER PATIO | Created 02/15/2019

Imagine enjoying the comfort of your outdoor room from spring through fall. As it's not meant to be heated on an ongoing basis, the three season room is versatile yet economical. Your design consultant will recommend features based on your lifestyle so you get the most out of your sunroom, also with the most comfortable furniture to match it.

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