- By Indeluxe Windows
The Best Concrete Patio Ideas for the Summer
The summer is finally here. And although the British weather often has a habit of forgetting what time of year it is, there’s no denying that good weather won’t be too far away. That means it’s time to start thinking about getting outside and enjoying your garden.
The patio is a staple of the British home and it can be used to serve multiple functions, serving as a separate, distinct area of the garden. Here are some helpful pointers for getting the most out of your patio this summer.
As a patio tends to be adjacent to the house itself, it makes a perfect outdoor dining space. A simple patio table, chairs, and a barbecue are all you need to start entertaining this summer.
The British weather is nothing if not unpredictable, so you might want to add some shelter from the glare of the sun or any unannounced rain showers there might be. A gazebo can be erected over the patio as a temporary cover for the summer. Or a pergola can be used to keep the elements at bay with a touch of class, while keeping you shaded and dry.
To make sure you can keep enjoying your patio, even after the sun has gone down, include some lighting. Some simple, solar powered fairy lights can be put to good use to create a cosy, festive atmosphere on your patio.
Of course, once the sun has gone down, you’ll need something to keep you and your guests warm. If there’s room, you should definitely consider adding a fire pit to your patio. This is a great way to add to the atmosphere and ensure that the fun doesn’t have to stop just because the day is at an end.
If you really want to create the feel of an outdoor living space, patio doors are a perfect addition to your home. These will help to create a better flow between your house and the garden, making it easier to bring things, such as drinks and crockery in and out of the house, while opening up your home to the outside.
If you want to take this idea to the next level, bi-fold doors are the ideal choice. Unlike the more traditional sliding door or French style doors, these can be opened fully, creating a much larger opening between your living space and garden. This is ideal for those who like to entertain as it creates a much larger space in which to host your gathering.
At Indeluxe, we provide patio doors in a wide range of styles and designs to suit any home and budget.
Whether you’re looking to maximise the light with aluminium frames, or truly open up the space with bi-fold doors, we can help.
Contact us today to talk through your options and obtain a quote.