How To Choose The Right Patio For Your Outdoor Space

How To Choose The Right Patio For Your Outdoor Space

The word ‘patio’ was coined way back in 1818 and has its origins in the Spanish architectural term for an ‘inner courtyard, open to the sky’ - and just as language has evolved over the centuries, the concept of a patio has developed into so much more than a simple open backyard.

The patios of today introduce a whole new dimension to a home and add significant value to it. They are stylish, modern, attractive and versatile spaces that transform the way we live - all year round - and they come in all shapes and sizes to suit every different need and budget.

Patios come in a variety of different designs, from curved domes and pitched gables to flat-roofs and free-standing pergolas and can be constructed from a variety of different materials. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know how to choose the right patio for your outdoor space?

Well, the first thing to remember is that with all the advances in patio design and the innovative new materials available, you’ll never have to settle for second best. Of course, there will always be designs that are more suitable than others for your particular property and there may be practical constraints in terms of the construction options, but any reputable patio design company will be able to come up with a stylish and functional solution that’ll keep you, your family and your guests happy all year round!
Let’s look at some of the important considerations when choosing a patio:

Design of the existing house. Some house styles are more suited to certain patio types than others and the objective should be to keep the aesthetics as consistent and as integrated as possible. For example, a gable roof patio may look more natural with an older style home that has a traditional roofline whilst a flat, sloped or pyramid roofline may be a better choice with more contemporary architecture.

Location. Even the most creative patio design company has to work within the limitations of the existing property. Choosing the right patio may mean reassessing your options to find something that works within the constraints of the property - but that certainly doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality, style or functionality.

What will the outdoor space be used for? This may seem like an obvious question, but it’s important that you are clear on how you intend using your patio so that you get the very best design to suit your needs. For example, do you want to extend your living space, connect it with your kitchen, create a weatherproof outdoor living room that you can enjoy all year round, have an outdoor kitchen area or build a space for entertaining? Does it need to be orientated in a certain way to provide protection against the prevailing winds or harsh west sun? Do you want a peaceful retreat or a large-scale entertainment space?

Budget. The roofline, construction materials and size of your patio will obviously influence the overall cost of the project, but it is possible to get a quality, custom-designed patio at an affordable price. A good idea is to consult an experienced patio designer who can work with your plans and your budget and give you various options.

Whether you’re after a dome patio with a lofty elevation, an elegant pitched gable patio, timber alfresco, flat-roofed design, shed, pergola , a free-standing structure or a natural extension of your existing home, you’ll find the perfect solution at Grand Patios in Perth. They have 25 years’ experience designing and building stunning alfresco designs that provide year-round comfort and protection, and they would be more than happy to help you choose the right patio design for your unique space. You can contact them by calling 08 9592 1285 or get in touch through their website,