Great Ideas for Your Patio

With summer just about here you may have been planning to build a new patio. It depends on where you live and what you are doing to your patio but you might need a permit to do anything. If you happen to need a permit you need to apply a few week ahead of time.

Think about what shape the patio is going to be. Patios can be built in many shapes like square, oval, rectangle, or a couple of these shapes togeather. Another consideration should be the size that you want your new patio to be. When you are thinking about the size of your patio you should consider what size would blend well with your home.

Every detail that comes to mind should be written down on paper. If you use a graph paper you will be able to maintain a straight line. Once this is finished you may want to make an outline of where your patio is going to be on your lawn by ding this it gives you an ides of what it will look like in the end.

Now you need to decide what your new patio is going to be made of. Talk this decision over with the people at the hardware store or with your contractor, they have a good idea about what ages and lasts the longest.

Some people like to have a patio cover to shade them from sun or to keep the rain off of them. By doing this it can be put pver half of the patio or over the entire patio. Either way that you choose has pros and cons however it is a good idea to cover your patio.

When all of your decisions have been made you now need to hire a contractor. You need to be very picky when you choose your contractor and keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

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May 2010


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