Pergola with patio area. Tile floor decorated with flower pots. Stone trimmed fire pit, patio table set and barbecue
Patio placement is one of the pivotal decisions you need to make when redesigning your landscape. That’s mainly because your patio placement will dictate how you’ll use the rest of your yard space and the flow and look of the other structures you’ll build. To establish the best placement, you need to determine how your new patio will be used, whether for entertaining, cooking, dining or relaxing and lounging.
On top of that, you need to determine what parts or aspects of the landscape will need to be avoided or highlighted before building a new patio. You may also want to have the site and the plans inspected and verified by a professional construction control company to ensure your project runs smoothly and within the budget. If you’re looking to build a new patio, here are a few things to help you choose the best place to build your deck:
1. Sun Exposure
A patio should be a comfy place where you and your family and friends can relax and enjoy a fantastic time together outdoors. A patio comes in handy, especially during warmer weather, making it a perfect place to host parties and dine with your loved ones under the sun. That’s why it’s crucial to determine how much sun and shade the patio location gets. If you reside in a hot climate, choose a location with maximum shade. You can also position your patio near natural shading elements in your yard. Alternatively, you may consider putting up shading elements like an attractive screen or trellis, whether freestanding or connected to your house.
Another factor to consider when choosing the best patio location is accessibility from your house. If you plan to use your patio more often for dining purposes, you should consider building it close to your home. Making your patio an extension of your home’s interior will make accessibility easier, allowing you to transport supplies and foods easier. If accessibility isn’t a major concern and all you want is a quiet place where you can relax and read a book, you may consider placing your patio further away from your house.
Patios, especially those built around a swimming pool, should be private. Your backyard is undoubtedly the most private part of your yard, so if you want to enjoy some privacy while relaxing on your patio, it’s best to place it further into your backyard. If you want to be able to connect and chat with your neighbors and other members of your community, consider building it in your front yard. A front yard patio also allows you to enjoy the beautiful outdoor views as you chat with your neighbors and friends.
Many factors affect where to position a patio in your yard. Use the above-mentioned things to help you choose an ideal location to build your deck in your yard. Working with a professional landscape designer can also help you determine the best patio placement by assessing other factors like drainage.