Creating a Patio Paradise: 7 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space an Escape from Reality

Backyard RelaxationTransforming your backyard into the space of your dreams takes a little planning, ingenuity and creativity. The first step is to come up with a plan. What kind of patio are you looking for? What are your entertainment goals? How big is your family? How much space do you have to work with? All of these factors come into play when planning your patio paradise. Check out these seven tips.

Add Pizzazz with Greenery to Small Patios

Short on space? That’s OK. Turn your small space into a gardener’s paradise with a functional yet beautiful vegetable or flower garden. Place a variety of container sizes for depth and dimension strategically around the patio, which allows your flowers and veggies to filter and drain easily. Make sure your patio gets at least six to eight hours of bright light per day, advises Martha Stewart. Grow your own fruits and veggies in this mini-garden to add to your nightly dinners in the summer — cucumbers, peppers tomatoes, you name it.

Go Big

Got lots of space? Visualize an outdoor living space that defines your goals complete with a full kitchen, fire pit, water feature, and eating, sitting and living areas, says HGTV. If you already have a pool and hot tub, even better. Pull the whole look together with a gazebo, arbor, gardens or custom waterfall and pond. Go a step further to enhance the design of your patio with an open air structure like a pavilion or arbor, featuring sweeping vines that pull the eye to a small country garden.

Set in Stone

Create a simple stacked stone wall to offset your garden, overflowing with cascading vines and flowers. Get eco-friendly by lining a quaint garden walkway with small recycled decorative stones. You don’t need to spend a fortune on stones; scan your property for old ones for a more rustic, natural look.

Private Spa Retreat

For the ultimate in romantic stay-cations, transform your patio into a private retreat complete with stamped brick patio, fire pit, and barbecue bar with covered arbors leading to a hot tub tucked away.

Pergolas for Shade

A simple pergola with short bench right underneath for sunning or shading can be complemented with climbing vines, suggests HGTV. For historic charm, place a small stone fire pit nearby with comfy chairs for roasting marshmallows.

Secluded Spaces

Vibrant fabrics and colorful planted containers are all you’ll need to make your own simple yet eclectic patio space. You don’t need fancy pavers for your patio. Try brick, flagstone, wood chips or gravel instead.

Bring the Indoors Out

Bring the charm and coziness of your living room out to your bluestone patio with wicker pieces covered in thick padded seating in eye-popping colors. Mount a flat screen TV onto the exterior wall, add electric lights, stereo system, outdoor kitchen and fire pit for a one-stop-shop family recreation area.

Let Judd Builders create your patio paradise today. Give us a call or request more information.