Patio Design: What You Need To Know

landscape, patio, landscaping, fire pits, outdoor kitchens

Enhance your outdoor space by creating a functional and aesthetically pleasing place where you can relax, gather, cook and entertain yourself with amazing hardscaping designs. The right patio design can add an increased functional area to your landscape and outdoor living space by making it more accessible to your guests. By selecting the right design, a seamless transition will be made between the indoor and outdoor spaces, creating the best result. Here are some of the design considerations and add-ons to think about so you can achieve the very best end product.

Patio design tips to enhance your outdoor space

  • Seating Areas

Patios’ main purpose is their use as a seating area. It is essential that you make your patio seating area as comfortable as possible. Patios do just that, serving as the perfect addition to hold birthday parties and barbecues. You can even add swings or other furniture in the places where you will spend most time relaxing. If you are interested in creating a fully functional dining area, rocking chairs and loungers can also be added.

  • Fire Pits

With fire pits, you can enjoy the complete outdoor camping experience without having to endure the discomfort of sleeping in a tent. Not only that, fire pits are the best way to keep you and your family warm on chilly nights. Your area will be kept well-lit, allowing you to roast marshmallows and enjoy company in your patio space throughout the evening.

  • Retaining Walls

These additions are both visually appealing, while highly beneficial to the structural integrity of your home. Water features such as fountains, small ponds and waterfalls built directly into them serve as nice complements. In addition, if retaining walls are professionally installed, they will help prevent excess moisture from collecting near the house foundation.

  • Outdoor Kitchens

In recent years, outdoor kitchens have become increasingly more popular, and certainly, they are not limited to just fancy, upscale homes. Being pocket-friendly, outdoor kitchens can be beautifully designed, even while on-budget.

  • Screened in Porches

Screened in porches allow homeowners the comfort of an indoor space, but also the ability to enjoy the ambiance of the outdoors. You will be protected from the elements and free from flies, bees, mosquitos and other various critters. Screened porches are the perfect choice to quietly relax with family and friends, in a safe area for children to play. Moreover, they are not only attractive, but also contribute to the value of your home.

Patio design and landscaping in the San Francisco Bay Area

The experienced designers at Viking Pavers will create an amazing patio design that will not only make your patio visual appealing, but also increase its functionality. We work closely with you to design and install a hardscape or patio that meets your needs, while also complementing your existing landscape. Contact us today online or by phone at 800-941-1014.