A growing trend in residential landscapes is the idea of extending indoor living spaces outside into the landscape, creating outdoor rooms. The patio space becomes the “floor” of the new outdoor room. When designing a patio space, the three key components are the size, intended use and material.
Outdoor Kitchen – as seen on HGTV (Schaumburg, IL., by Schmechtig Landscapes)
The size or scale of the patio should be determined by the size of the yard, size of the home and how many people will be using the space. The design of the patio is based on how the family will utilize the new space. Is it a quiet space for the family or is it a social space that will be used for entertaining? Also what components will be included in this new space.
The material used for the patio is determined by the style of the outdoor room and of the home.
Outdoor Dinning Room, as seen on HGTV by Schmechtig Landscapes
Typically a patio would be built using bluestone, flagstone, brick or a combination of materials. Using rich, natural materials for the patio offers a great start in creating a unique outdoor room.
Sheldon Landscape is a landscape contractor who provides landscape design, landscape installation, and landscape services for clients in Lake Geneva, WI, and surrounding communities including Delavan Lake, Fontana, and Williams Bay, WI.