Choosing the right patio for your home is rarely as straightforward as it seems at first glance. We often have very little space to work with (as houses are becoming almost as big as the blocks they’re built on) and sometimes have to deal with oddly shaped blocks. If you have decided that a gable patio design is the way to go for your property, you’ll be interested in the considerations we have outlined in the list below to ensure it’s perfect.
Size The first consideration is the area that you want covered by your new patio. Don’t forget to take into account any outdoor furniture, BBQs and garden beds that also need to be covered. It’s not uncommon to find, once the project is complete, that your furniture is a lot bigger than you expected. If you’re building next to the fence line, you will need to factor in setbacks from the boundary, too.
Design Settling on the design of your patio is essential, not only for the overall look of the space but for how it flows with your home. The design can help by adding height and privacy from neighbours, whilst keeping it simple can help provide the cleanest look possible. Over the years, there has been a rise in the popularity of custom designs in order to accommodate oddly shaped blocks and areas to be covered.
Light & Shade We want to continue letting winter sunlight enter our homes but we also want to keep out the summer heat. If you have a north facing backyard, you’re able to have the best of both worlds – but not everyone finds themselves in this position. The design of your patio can help to maintain or increase light and shade for your home. Just keep in mind that you may have to compromise in order to get what you want.
Roof You might be set on a gable patio design, but have you considered what sort of material you would like the roof to be made from? These days, there are a number of options to choose from – Colorbond, shade cloth, polycarbonate and even fiberglass skylights. It is important to consider the advantages and disadvantages offered by each of these materials in order to determine which is best.
Yourself Finally, it’s important to consider what you (as the homeowner) are looking for and trying to achieve. After all, you’re going to be the one looking at and using the patio every day, so you need to ensure that you’re fully satisfied with it. The best way to proceed is by thinking about what exactly you want the project to achieve – an entertaining space? An outdoor kitchen? Somewhere to relax with a book?
If you are interested in a gable patio design for your property, we hope that the above considerations have ensured that the project goes off without a hitch. As we have already touched on above, our properties themselves pose a number of challenges that must be overcome when creating the perfect design, which can be a challenge in and of itself. If you’re having trouble putting the perfect patio together, we suggest employing a professional.
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