A patio can be the focal point of relaxed barbecues for the whole summer and the door gets used more than the revolving one at the main clothing store downtown, so it is important to get the right patio door window treatment for it.
Most patio doors are either the French doors or sliding doors, giving you a lot of different options when it comes to dressing them up. The window treatment for a patio door needs to reflect both the personality of the inside of your home and the outdoor patio as well.
Vertical blinds work really well on sliding doors and will go with almost any décor. They are durable, easy to clean, have good insulating properties and you have complete control over how much sunlight you allow in the room. (more…)
If your backyard patio is a nice sunny place which is too hot to use on a warm summer day, you might want to consider making that a more useful and beautiful space.
The deck or patio can be significantly upgraded by installing a retractable awning. It will not only protect you and your family members from the damaging UV rays of the sun, but, if attached to the back of your house it will protect the house and even the rooms facing the patio, inside, too. What a great way to save on cooling those rooms. Simply by providing a little shade you will be blocking about ninety-eight percent of those damaging rays and lowering your utility bill. (more…)
There are some really exciting ways that you can expand your outdoor living space. You can take your existing patio and add an enclosure to turn it into an elegant, airy, but sheltered place to relax. Depending on your budget, as well as the overall design of your home, you will be able to choose from a variety of materials.
An outdoor patio cover is a great starting point to create a new outdoor living area. This will provide you some protection from the sun or rain to get the most enjoyment from your patio. These covers can attach directly to your home and can be supported by using wood or metal poles. Some of the covers can be constructed of wood lattice to give you an open and airy space. You can also use vinyl or aluminum to give you total coverage to protect you from the weather. You can even use canvas canopies to provide coverage for your patio. (more…)