Building patio for your home can significantly add more square footage to your usable living space and make a great place for many family activities. A well designed patio not only looks great, but often adds value to your home. Whether you’re starting from a blank canvas or remodeling what you already have, Oklahoma Landscape’s outdoor living specialists can help design a patio space that’s perfect for you and your home. Start dreaming with these three important considerations for your new patio in Tulsa!
Where is the Focus?
Take your patio to the next level by defining separate functional spaces and establishing clear focal points in your yard. Basic patios might simply center around a back door or pool, but your’s doesn’t have to. Don’t be afraid to break the mold! You can use your patio space to showcase a centerpiece like an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, or fire pit. Many of the best hardscape designs almost create different “rooms” for cooking, dining, relaxing, or even watching the big game. The best landscape design can define these unique places for different social settings while still maintaining a space that flows together as a whole.
Coordinate the Patio Style with Your House
Don’t start exploring materials and colors without first considering the look and feel of your home. Choose a style that goes with your house so the two can work together to seamlessly expand your living space. Do you have a certain brick or stone on the exterior of your house? Think about repeating something comparable in your patio. What is the color theme for your house? Find complementary tones, or use similar accents to visually tie the patio to your home.
While matching your home is often a safe bet, you may also consider creating space between the patio and your house to allow for a little more freedom. By creating a little visual distance between the two, you may open up some entirely new design options that would not have otherwise looked good together. Think outside the box and consider if there are any likely places in your yard for a little secluded oasis!
Establish a Clear Look and Feel
When creating your outdoor hardscapes, the materials, textures, and colors you use play a big part in the look and feel of the environment. Some organic materials will blend nicely with plants and foliage, while others are great for creating contrast between the natural elements in your landscape. Using pavers to create your new Tulsa patio can give your outdoor living space an updated and sophisticated look, and they are perfect for adding paths to doors and other features. Even the orientation of your pavers can help define the look and flow of your landscape and how you want it to be used.