We take a look at modern landscape ideas and tips. Looking at how they can impact the landscape designs around us to ake better places. In search of larger space and a breath of fresh air, people expand their living spaces outdoors with the use of patios. Patios have been a place of relaxation and entertainment for many families. This is the reason why its design should be carefully planned. If you need help in designing the landscape of your patio, you can take inspiration from the projects of Louie Santaguida, a real estate developer. You can also check out these tips for designing landscape:
List Your Needs and Preferences
You need to determine the purpose of the patio. Will it be a place for your morning cup of coffee or for a nice evening dinner? Do you have children who would want to play in this area? Your landscape design should meet the needs and preferences of your family. The patio will not serve its purpose if it’s not designed properly. For example, if you want it to be a place for picnics, you might want to provide a space for a barbecue grill.
Study the Sun and Wind Patterns
You should know the hottest and the windiest point of your house. If your patio is made for taking a cup of tea in the afternoon, you might not want to place your patio on the west because it would be very hot. You should also put your patio in the area where the wind is freely passing through and not near the road where you’ll inhale smoke instead of fresh air.
Determine the Size and Shape of the Patio
You need to know how big your patio will be. Do you have enough space to put a dining table there? Or will it only fit a small coffee table and lounge chairs? Knowing the area of the patio can help you design its landscape and determine the appropriate furniture for it. You’ll be able to make the most out of your space if you plan ahead carefully.
Look for Landscape Inspirations
There are many landscape inspirations online that can give you an idea of how to design your own. Just remember that these inspirations or ideas should only be ideas and not the exact plan. You should create your own by mixing ideas from different sources and adding your own touch.
Take One Step at a Time
Creating a beautiful patio takes time. After landscaping, you might have to wait for the shrubs and flowers to grow. You would also need to maintain the grass around it. Patience and creativity are really the keys to success in designing a patio. Though making a plan is important, you have to be spontaneous and be open to changes along the way. Aside from the landscape, outdoor furniture is also an important part of the patio. Make sure that you buy furniture that is durable and can withstand the elements, rain or shine. Recommended Reading:
- Becoming an Urban Planner: A Guide to Careers in Planning and Urban Design by Michael Bayer
- Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature by Douglas Farrs
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