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Should I Invest in a Patio?


If you live in Denver then you know how nice it can be to relax outdoors in the summer, spring, and fall. The only time you may not be outside is in the winter, and there are even some days in the winter you can find yourself outside. Since Denver has the right climate, a patio is an incredible idea. Actually, for the past few years, residential architects have ranked patios as some of the best functional spaces in a home.


Why a Patio?

As a buyer, a patio is always a positive. This means that if you are selling your home, a patio can be a great way to add value to your sale price. Even if it is technically an add on, it can still be something that pushes a buyer towards pulling the trigger on buying a home.


Essentially, what is a Patio?

Patios are essentially paved outdoor areas that are connected to a house. These are not only something that people love, but many people see it as a way to add on to their homes over time. Buyers love the feature because it gives you more living space for your home without a daunting and expensive home addition.


Patios extend the living space and add an entertaining area, but creating the project needs to be done carefully. Before you go pouring concrete, you will need to be sure to do it with a great company that knows what they are doing. This will help you to get the most out of your investment.


Do Not Try to Build One Yourself

Although many people may think that they can easily install a patio themselves, it is not a project that anyone can do and can turn into a DIY nightmare. Big issues can occur, such as unlevel concrete, or mismatched materials. Unless you have firsthand experience with building concrete patios, it's best to leave it to the experts.


Proportion Your Patio

When you consider adding a patio to your home, you will need to think about proportions. This includes 30% of your landscaping, 30% of a grassy run, and 30% of your patio. If you are adding a patio it should not look like an add-on, but rather something that was built with the house.


How to Pick Patio Furniture

When choosing a patio install you will need to choose between a few different things:

● Cost

● Durability

● Style

● Installation difficulty


You should also consider what you are trying to show with your home. For example, brick pavers for colonial homes work well, while stone pavers for Victorians look incredible. Stamped concrete for contemporary-style homes or craftsman’s style is always a good call.


Considering a Patio?

If you are considering creating your quintessential Denver Patio, contact us today to learn how we can help you. It is best to learn from the professionals and allow us to create a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy for years to come.

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