Easy Way to Choose Patio Cover Plans
Fist of all you have to decide the purpose of your patio, this could be the path way to find the right Patio Cover Plans you’re looking for.
Patio Cover Plans for entertaining
Patio can be build for entertaining purposes, where you can invite your friends for lunch or dinner together, with grill, long table, chairs or benches. For this purpose you may need a simple and light patio cover plans that represent the cheerful atmosphere you want to bring in.
Choose simple patio cover plans that guide you to make patio covers from simple wooden or alumawood structure. The lightness of the structure will also give the airy and freely feeling. The option for this patio cover plans ideas could be lattice pergola, canopy, sail shade, umbrellas, membrane structure (for the pool side) or light fabric that simply hangs over the posts and beams structure.
For some events you may try to put several colorful umbrellas, hang them over your lattice structure, but remember to tie them tightly so they won’t be blown away by the wind and put them high enough so their handle won’t bother your activities below. Tie some ribbon to the umbrellas handle and joint them making a fun decoration or hang a fruit as apple or orange to each handle (don’t hang watermelon! :)) and make some festive alike.
Patio Cover Plans for Outdoor Living Room
As an all weather outdoor living area, Patio could be more private. You will use this patio especially with your family as a second living room where you can lay down on the sofa, sitting around a fire pit at night with your kids, watching TV and all activities you always do in your living room.
A solid patio cover plans that can be useful in rain and sunshine is a good decision. You can block out the sun and the rain so you don’t have to move or cover your furniture in bad weather condition. This ‘block out’ doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the bright of the sunlight or beauty of the stars inside your patio, you can choose a transparent indestructible polycarbonate instead of asphalt or metal singles for the roof cover. You can also make it half solid and half lattice or retractable. But remember not to use flammable roof materials as wood, plastic or fabric above your fire pit.
Patio Cover Plans for Recreation
As a hobby room or recreation room, I suggest you to consider about a garden patio cover plans. You can choose arbors or open lattice with vines and flowery plants to provide shades. This natural beauty will give you lots of relaxation and serenity feeling, you can write or paint or do whatever your hobby is. If you want an extra privacy, use some bushy plants to make an enclosure to your garden patio. These things would help you relax and enjoy nature.
Patio Cover Plans for Utility
Patio also can be made as a utility room for general purposes, to hang clothes, shelter for your cars, bicycles, working area or anything else. You may choose patio cover plans that tough against all weather and has strong yet simple structure. Aluminum patio cover plans could be your fist choice for the low maintaining and best durability. Choose the roof cover materials that are water resistant and rust proof, not split, peel or crack against all weather.
If you also use this patio for your cars shelter you may have to consider about the flooring covers. Besides paving stone or grass paving, you can also use gravel, pebbles or other small stones for more natural garden look but you’ll better put core gravel stabilizer that looks like honeycomb interlocking panels to solve problems of aggregates (gravel, pebbles, small stones) sinking, going out from the path you make, and forming ruts.
Add Some Detail Designs to Your Patio Cover Plans
Make the Patio Cover Plans that you buy become uniquely your style by putting some detail designs that you love. Details of designs will make your patio looks great and personal even from the simplest and general patio cover plans.
Detail Designs for Flooring Patio Cover Plans.
You can paint a concrete patio floor, make a mosaic tile, bring a Spanish style or arrange some stones, add glowing pebbles and make it really you style.
You can also stamp the concrete floor while it still wet and make a decorative effect of stones or woods. You can either make these stamps yourself or buy them. The concrete stamps that are available in the market are cobblestone, sandstone, European fan, pine interlocking planks, fractured earth, stone rock garden, English yorkstone and slate. You just need to decide what your style (…..and buy it).
Detail Designs on Patio Cover Plans Structures
Besides the floor, you can add detail designs to the structures. Add decorative stones or bricks to the post bottom and make a low wall around. this treat also strengthen the post itself.
You can also put an ornamental iron wrought or wood on the post top or hang an artistic lamp, bamboo or metal wind catcher that make a peaceful sound when the wind blows.
On the beams you can add fabrics that either bring the shade or decorative elements.
Now it’s time for you to start imagine what detail designs you will bring to your patio cover plans. The possibilities are thousands.
If you want to build your patio cover yourself, you can buy a patio cover plans that is designed by professionals at online or local store. You can see how they would look like in a graphical presentation and how much budget that you need.
Have a nice bright day to start building your Patio Cover Plans!