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How to Create Your Own Ideal Patio Oasis

by CustomHomes on Monday, July 31, 2017

outdoor patio oasisPicture this – it’s the end of the day and you’re relaxing in a comfy chair with your favorite ice cold beverage in your hand. Your legs are stretched out, feet resting on a stool directly in front of you. You feel completely at peace while enjoying the sunset in your own personal backyard getaway.

With the following tips and tricks, you’ll be able to create your ideal patio oasis where you can enjoy a warm weather getaway right in your backyard.

Put Patterns To Work

Backyard landscapes with too many different plant types and textures can be overwhelming. Small doses and patterns that complement each other are a good way to provide visual relief as well as an interesting contrast to furniture.

Design Consistent With Architecture

You want your patio to look like a natural extension of your home, not like it was an afterthought or something you just threw together. If it’s created with materials that are in polar opposition to your house, your patio will look out of place. Use your home’s architecture as cues to use when choosing color and type or style of construction.

Add Dining Capabilities to Your Patio

It’s always nice to be able to grill out and enjoy a hearty meal with family and friends on your beautiful outdoor patio. When it comes to your outdoor patio furniture, keep proportion in mind. For a smaller patio, look for a table and chairs that are thin and streamlined so they take up less space. When you aren’t concerned with space constraints, a long dining table works perfectly. Chairs with tall backs mean guests can comfortably stay and chat after a delicious meal.

Consider An Outdoor Kitchen

If you truly want to create an oasis in your backyard, consider going beyond just having a grill and create a full-fledged outdoor kitchen! Being able to breathe in fresh air and enjoy the outdoors while cooking up delicious meals can be the perfect way to use your outdoor oasis.

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+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com