Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jersey Landscaping : Adding on a Patio

With the better weather finally here, it’s time to think of home improvement projects that will enhance your enjoyment of summer. One of the most popular springtime activities for homeowners is building a patio, which is not only a timely addition but a potentially profitable one as well.

Those pondering a patio should first know what kind of purpose they want it to serve. Is it going to be simply a place to stretch out on a chair, relax with the family and maybe fire up the grill? If that’s the case, then a traditional open-air patio is your best choice, and your biggest decision will be whether to make it a brick or a wood base.

Or is it going to be an extension of the living room and kitchen, i.e. a place where you host guests? If so, a covered patio is for you. Covered patios offer families a multitude of additional options, both from a design and entertainment perspective. With a covered patio, you can do just about everything you’d do in the house, including watch TV and sprawl out on furniture you specially selected for the patio. And depending on how much you protect the patio from the outside elements (whether it is screened or contained); it can be a year-round destination for you and your friends.

No matter what you do, the patio is a pivotal addition to the short- and long-term value of the house. If you ever decide to sell the house, the patio will surely appeal to any potential buyers. But those thoughts are for another day. Build a patio now and turn this summer into the most enjoyable one yet!

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