Here in Western Australia we’re blessed with a gorgeous climate which means we have long hot summers and relatively warm, albeit slightly wet, winters. If you’re a homeowner, part of creating a cosy family home is having a functional yet stylish outdoor area.
If your backyard consists of grass or paving and not much else, you might be considering adding a patio area. Patios create an extra usable and covered outdoor space, effectively adding another room to your home. Creating your dream patio isn’t as hard as you might think – with some careful consideration and planning, you can have a dream outdoor space that you will enjoy for years to come. A new and high quality patio will also have the added benefit of improving the value of your home.
Here are our top tips on how to create your dream patio which you can enjoy come rain or shine.
Consider Your Needs
First you need to think about who will be using your patio and what it will be used for. What kind of furniture will you have? Will there be a separate area for the kids? Do you want to include a BBQ area or an outdoor kitchen? If there is a pool nearby you’ll need to check the patio structure will integrate well and not interfere with your existing pool fencing.
Select Your Style
Next, it’s time to choose the style of patio you would like. You’ll need to select a style that will complement your home and not look completely out of keeping with it. You don’t want your patio to stick out like a sore thumb; you want it to blend in with your home as a natural extension.
Some of the different styles of patios you could choose are gable, dome, skillion and pyramid-shaped patio structures. Gable patios are popular with many Perth home owners and are ideal for entertaining areas that run alongside the length of your home in the backyard.
Use Quality Products
If you’re installing a new patio, don’t scrimp on cheap products just to keep your initial costs down. This can ultimately result in false economy as you may be replacing elements much sooner than you’d imagine. Cheap products don’t last as long as good quality ones so while high quality may cost a little more initially, in the long run you’ll actually be saving money.
At Patio Plus WA, we use the highest quality patio roofing options which include Solarspan, Suntuf SolarSmart and ColorBond. All of these products come with manufacturer’s warranties which mean that they will stand the test of time. Western Australia’s climate can be a mix of extremes from 40-degree summer days to stormy and cold wintery nights and any patio structure you install needs to be able to withstand the elements.
Find A Reliable Patio Builder
Here at Patio Plus WA, you can rely on us to create your dream patio just the way you want it. With so many patio builders in Perth to choose from, it can be hard to know who to pick. We offer only the highest quality products and also offer a DIY patio option where we supply all the materials and you install it yourself. If you’d rather not take on another DIY project at home, we can also install your patio for you. We also back up our products and workmanship with guarantees.
If you’re looking for your dream patio, then talk to us. At Patio Plus WA, we install a range of patios, as well as pergolas and carports. Contact us today for a free measure and quote.