Do It Yourself Backyard Patio
January 17, 2014 Steven Murphy
If you are laying out plans to make something off that disused and unkempt backyard that you have not really looked at for years, a backyard patio is the perfect project.
A lot of people think that a patio or a deck as many Americans call it would not be right for their home, but that is just because they may not be aware of all various types of backyard patio designs they can choose from. In fact, all they have to do is to find the right kind of patio that would suit their needs and home and they can already have a lovely addition to their home. A patio can literally improve the beauty and utility of a garden or a rooftop.
One reason that hinders people from installing a patio is the thinking that they just don’t live in the right climate and that the weather is not conducive to outdoor entertainment for significant portions of the year. But, there are many types of patios for backyard. For regions where it is too hot or too cold outside for many months of the year, an enclosed patio is the perfect backyard patio design. With screen doors or large French windows, homeowners can enjoy the weather when it is nice outside and when the conditions are poor they can just simply shut the doors or windows to enjoy the feeling of being outside while still being comfortable. Another one of the more popular kinds of backyard patio designs in places where the weather is cold is a patio with a built in fire pit lined with fiberglass or stone. A fire pit enables one to have a roaring flame going in his patio and makes a great place for everyone to huddle around when it is cold. Even if it is snowing, a fire pit is still a great place to sit around with friends while having a mug of hot cocoa.
If you love the idea of a patio but you loathe giving up the grassy area in your backyard, there is nothing wrong with a turf patio that is simply outlined with bricks or stones.
This way you can have a patio and not lose out on the grass in your backyard. You can also enjoy the wonderful feeling of sitting around in a lounge chair with the feeling of grass under your feet. Add a small fish pond or koi pond to the patio and you have a truly relaxing space.