Patio Design & Decor
Whether you call it a patio, a veranda or a porch, adding a covered area to the exterior of your home is a great way to add value to your home and improve your lifestyle.
Below you will find just a few of the benefits you can expect by adding a patio to your existing home or adding one to the plans of a home you intend to build. This information is by necessity brief in nature, so if you need to find out more, don’t hesitate to contact a qualified tradesperson for further consultation.
Extra Floor Space
Especially with small suburban blocks, floor space in homes can be limited. Adding an extension to your home is not always economical or even possible, given local council zoning regulations.
A patio is not an extra room, but it can be the next best thing if it is well constructed. It is also possible to add removable or semi-permanent sidewalls to a patio, enclosing it to a degree. This can give you a functional and adaptable space, adding extra useable floor space to your property.
Along with the benefits of extra useable space comes the inevitable rise in value for your property. Depending on the current value of your property, the addition of an outdoor area can boost the valuation of your home considerably for a very modest investment.
With all home improvements, you do need to be cautious of overcapitalizing. In low value properties, expensive additions may not get the desired rise in property value.
All Seasons Outdoors
Although the weather in Australia is generally great, it can be unpredictable at times. It would be a pity to let a sudden heatwave, or rainstorm, prevent you from enjoying your backyard over the weekend.
The cover a patio provides can allow you to enjoy the summer warmth, from shade and comfort, thus avoiding the problems associated with excessive exposure to the sun such as sunburn, heat exhaustion or even heat stroke in extreme cases. Also, rain presents no problem to a well installed patio and you can enjoy the sound of rain on your roof while outside under full cover.
For many people with small or even average sized homes, entertaining a group of friends can be a struggle, as space is at a premium. The addition of a patios sydney home can give you the space needed to entertain your friends and family in style.
Being outdoors, you do not have the worry of your house guests accidentally spilling things in your home or damaging your furniture. Of course, your family and friends will try their best not to do this anyway, but accidents happen! Also, there is the obvious benefit of having a famous Australian barbeque on your brand new patio!
If you think you would like a patio for your home, the first step is to contact a local tradesperson for an appraisal. As long as they are properly qualified and experienced, they will be the best possible person to advise you on a patio’s placement on your property.