Where is the best place to entertain or relax in your home?
Well, given the beautiful climate that we’re lucky to live in, the obvious answer is outside. In fact, with a professionally designed and installed patio, it often ends up being the most used and most important area of your home.
We’ve spent the last ten years, designing, planning and building hundreds of patios, and we’ve seen how they’ve transformed people’s homes and how they live their lives. Here are the top three reasons why a patio would be great for your home.
They transform your outside area for entertaining and relaxing
One of the reasons people will often avoid entertaining outside is because it is too exposed to the elements. They have no or limited protection from the sun or the rain and it can be uncomfortable.
A well-designed and well-built patio brings the best of the outside into an area that has some of the comforts from the inside. You’ll have cover from the rain with a waterproof roof with drainage. That will also keep the sun off and, if you get insulation, will even keep some of the heat away.
You can have a wooden or concrete floor put in, electricity with lights to entertain at night and fans to help keep you cool. You can set up seating areas and even outside kitchens. It can be as simple or as luxurious as you like, and it will extend your living area and bring your home outside.
In our opinion, every home with the space should have one. We might be biased, but we’ve also seen what a difference it has made to our customers over the years. It’s a relatively cheap way of expanding your home and transforming your outside area.
They transform the look of your home
A well-designed and well-built patio can be very visually appealing to your home.
There are lots of options for styles and materials. With the right design and planning, you can have a patio that will match your home and transform its look.
It’s not just the patio design but also how you then furnish the area, right down to the cushions on the seats. A patio can add a wow factor to your home when you or your guests see it.
So not only can you expand your living area, but you can transform the look of your home too.
They boost the value of your home
And to cap it off, a well-designed and well-built patio will increase the value of your home.
This is because you’ve added to your living space with a usable entertaining area and improved the look of your property. This makes it more desirable to people looking to buy, increasing what you’re likely to get for it if you do sell.
This means the cost of your patio isn’t lost. It’s built back into the value of your home. So, you can get to enjoy the transformation of your outside entertaining area and the look of your home, while also increasing the value of your property.
What’s not to love! I know this might be our bias again, but I do struggle to see why someone wouldn’t invest in a patio for their home if they have the space.
I hope you found this useful. If you’d like to find out more about how to get a well-designed and well-built patio for your home, then we have two ways to help you out.
- You can download our free guide on the five mistakes people make when building a patio, deck, carport or veranda and how to avoid them.
- You can book your free measure and design where we’ll be able to give you advice and ideas for your project and provide you with a fixed quote to complete your construction – click here.