Published On: Thu, Dec 10th, 2015

Features to Consider For Your New Patio

If you’re building a new patio, you want it to be the absolute best it can be. A good patio can raise the value of your home while accommodating your family’s outdoor living needs. There are some features you should take into consideration for both aesthetics and practicality.

Aluminium Screens
With more and more people appreciating privacy from neighbours or passing traffic, the demand for screens is steadily increasing. Consult with experts like Additions Building and choose the best screen to suit the size and space of your home and any other specific needs you may have. These screens are particularly ideal for those who want to modernise their patios, while blocking out the sun, rain andpatio wind. They come in a durable timber with an extensive range of finishes to choose from.

External louvres on top or the sides allows breeze and natural light onto your patio, and increase your privacy too. Adjustable louvres mean you can close them when it’s raining or if the sun is too intense during the hot summer months. They are composed of timber or aluminium, with a powder coat, stainless steel or faux wood grain finish. You’ll have a choice of colours to compliment your home, plus you can choose the aperture and the design (lattice or slats).

An alternative to screens and louvres, these are long lasting, yet easy to change. Awnings come in many different patterns and colours and trimmings (straight or scalloped) – you’ll definitely find the perfect awning to suit your home. Because they’re not translucent, they’re great for very hot climates where blocking out the sun is desired. When you first install them, you get the added benefit of choosing the angle at which they slant away from the patio, for maximum shielding of the sun and other elements.

Roller Blinds
Like awnings, roller blinds are durable and give you the option to easily change them if needed. But instead of slanting at an angle, they hang straight down. They have a modern look and allow you to see through them so you can keep an eye on your surroundings. However, they still provide a heavy filter for adequate protection from the sun, while allowing napatiotural light onto your patio. They come in different colours but the range isn’t as wide as that of awnings.

Connecting Door
It’s typical for a patio to be outside a sliding glass door. It’s even better if you have more than one connecting door between the patio and the interior of your home. Adding an extra door is a fantastic idea, so you can get out onto the patio and get back into the house through more than one point. For true alfresco living, you could swap your current door for French or bifold doors.

Patios provide so much enjoyment outside, you might as well make yours a great one! Installing screens means you’ll get more privacy along with protection from harsh elements. Comfort and convenience will make the ultimate patio, so why not think about what features you’ll add to yours?

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