Summer is coming and now is the time to start thinking about designing a great patio. With summer comes the heat and the sun so you might be interested in figuring out how to cover your patio. Installing a roof type cover for your patio is a big commitment and of course much more expensive than buying an umbrella or awning.
In many cities, you will need to get a permit to build that roof patio cover as it is an extension of your house. Unfortunately, the government wants to be involved in everything we do so be sure to check that out before you spend thousands of dollars.
Most of you will want to do some serious barbequing on your patio and some go as far as installing complete outdoor kitchens. Once again, before you spend that kind of money make sure you have all the appropriate permits. Unless you are a serious do-it-yourself type person, you will probably want to consult a professional about making that kind of commitment. You may also want to consider building a grill island and these can become quite expensive.
Some more cool ideas for your summer patio include incorporating a fountain or waterfall with your patio design. The sound of running water is always very relaxing and this type of addiction to a patio is sure to take it to the next level. In addition to adding that feeling of tranquility, a fountain or waterfall will add value to your home’s price when you decide to sell.