Most of us work hard and for long hours, so coming back to a relaxing home has to be a top priority. With that being said, where better to kick back and enjoy a cold beer or glass of wine than on your very own beautiful patio? Admittedly, maintenance of the home and garden does take up a lot of time, money and energy, and more often than not the patio tends to get overlooked, but there are several reasons why you should think about investing in a high quality, beautiful patio:
Getting a good return on the money you put into your property is very important, and the housing market is a very competitive one. Make sure that your property stands out to potential buyers by having a well built and beautifully landscaped patio. It will add to the value of the home because it demonstrates the potential of your garden and outdoor living area, offering up extra space for recreational purposes. If you have taken time to ensure that the hard landscaping complements your home and driveway, then you immediately tick the “kerb appeal” box as well.
Having a space you can escape to and use in a number of ways is really important. Along with the hard standing area of the patio, you can add a number of accessories to make this an outdoor kitchen, relaxation area or even external party room. When the children are little it can be difficult to get out in the evenings. However, with a beautiful patio, you can retreat outside for some peace and quiet once they are in bed. Kick back, relax and enjoy the evening in the comfort of your own patio, all whilst your children sleep soundly in their rooms.
One way to get to know the neighbours and be part of the local community is to host a party or barbeque. Rather than create too much of a mess inside the house, you could turn a beautiful patio into more of a party venue. Lighting, comfortable seating and a music system will help make any outdoor event a success, and, even better, the floors won’t suffer from damage or stains if food or wine get dropped on them. Concrete patios or brick pavers can very easily be swept and cleaned, thus saving you from wear and tear on indoor carpets.
EASY OR NO MAINTENANCE
A well thought out and built concrete patio can be easily maintained, and can often be maintenance free. Choose from applying ‘no sealer’ which means no resealing costs ever (an easy wash once every 6 months will keep you patio like new) or a ‘permanent’ sealer (guaranteed for 10 years and likely to last a lifetime) which requires zero maintenance and has zero future cost. Options like these make a striking decorative concrete patio rise above above its peers (timber, pavers) when considering cost and future maintenance. It simply stands out above all other options.
While the two things might not seem related at first glance, patios that are designed with pergolas or areas that provide shade can help with your energy bills as well. The larger the area of shade around the home, the cooler it will be inside. So you can turn down your air conditioner and save some money.
Have you been wanting to do up your patio? Hesitate no longer, thanks to these top reasons why you should invest in a beautiful patio today.