You are finally ready to build that patio you have always wanted, but where do you begin? This article outlines the steps you should take before you start to transform your yard into the perfect entertainment venue.

Before you even break ground, you should examine your needs. What do you plan to use the patio for? If you want to entertain large groups of people, you will need to design a fairly large patio. Do you plan to install a barbeque? Then you need to consider how much space that and the accompanying countertop will take up. Planning is the key.

While you are designing your patio, try to leave areas for potted plants and other decorative aspects. This will add some warmth and life to your new outdoor area. Another trick for livening up your patio is to use brightly colored flooring. This will add a new dimension to your patio – giving life to your design.

Speaking of brightening up your patio, do not forget about sunlight. Take a day to inspect the orientation of the sun in your yard. You will not want a patio shrouded in darkness. So build your patio in an area that will get a fairly decent amount of sun. If you plan to entertain in the afternoon, build your patio in an area that gets good sun at that time of the day.

While you are panning for one force of nature, do not forget the others – most importantly rain. The last thing you want to do is build a patio that retains water. Next thing you know, you will have a pond instead of that barbeque pit you wanted. You should incorporate some slight slope or even a drainage system to allow water to properly drain from your patio.

They key to everything is planning. If you plan ahead, you will have the perfect patio in no time.

If you have any questions about patio design in Baltimore, please contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today!