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Because the line among indoor and outdoors residing areas maintains to blur, growing better fluidity and a sense of openness, owners are wanting to faucet into the tasks that would enhance their lives and decorate their houses. With over three hundred clean rules masking a number of patio and walkway shapes and sizes, plus top-notch layout suggestion, «Patio & Walkway rules that paintings «is the main whole and up to date patio and walkway layout sourcebook. From pergolas to grilling islands, poolside patios to entrance paths that make a grand assertion, readers will enjoy having fast entry to all of the necessities of designing and fitting a brand new patio or stroll, in addition to accessorizing an current patio. «Patio & Walkway rules that paintings «creates a route to reasonable, shrewdpermanent remodeling no matter if venture a undertaking your self or hiring a contractor. «Patio & Walkway rules that paintings «is the most recent booklet within the well known principles THAT paintings sequence, along with «Outdoor Kitchen principles that paintings, rest room rules that paintings, Deck rules that paintings, Kitchen rules that Work,» and others.

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After all, part of the joy of being outdoors is being able to take in the surrounding landscape, so what may be needed is “just enough” privacy and screening from unwanted views. Patios may be very simple in nature, using only a minimum of materials, or highly styled with features such as outdoor kitchens, hearths, water features, and walls. What matters is how you plan to use the space. When designing a patio, think about its purpose. If it is adjacent to a room in the house, consider ways in which the patio can serve as an extension of that space.

Right • Tile is almost always mortared and set on a solid surface—whether it is used for paving, walls, or outdoor kitchen backsplashes. This helps maintain a smooth surface underfoot and keeps the thin tiles from breaking when pressure is applied. Designing Patios and Terraces 43 t h e essentials Paving Materials The floors of a patio serve both functional and aesthetic roles. They need to be durable in local climates and can help set the tone for an outdoor room. Darker, solid-colored materials will tend to recede visually as a background material, while lighter-colored or mixed materials will attract more attention.

As such, it should be conceived with thoughts toward floors, walls, ceilings, passageways, and even “windows” into the landscape beyond. It may extend logically from a room of the home or wrap around a corner of a house to create a more interesting and integrated space. At its best, it is almost imperceptibly woven into the landscape—not just with gardens and lawns beyond, but within its boundaries, as well. Raised beds, planting pockets, vine-covered arbors, and container plantings can all be elements of patio design.

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