Virginia Home Improvement – Enclosing Your Patio for Perfect Outdoor Living

Filed Under: Patio    by: Steve Kayhill

There are few homeowners that fathom the potential that their backyard Virginia patio has. When most homeowners start thinking about home improvement ideas for their Virginia home, they’re a bit stuck on the inside – usually on little details to improve the overall feel. Many don’t stop to consider that the outside of the home is just as important as the inside.

You drab, boring old patio has an unlimited source of untapped potential that can be transformed into one of the greatest investments that will breathe life back into the value of your property. Potential buyers dig convenience and visual appeal – a patio home improvement project can certainly deliver.

enclosed-virginia-patioA fantastic option to transform the patio space is by turning your open air patio into a patio room that is fully enclosed. With this type of upgrade, you’re not only adding to the value, but you’ve created a multi-seasonal area that your family and friends can enjoy with you for years to come.

Is there a different between a patio room, a sun room and a patio enclosure? Those are just a few of the fancy names given. You can expect to hear other references like conservatory (Colonel Mustard anyone?) or sunroom, even solarium. These are just a few of the terms contractors use to spice up their home additions that enclose the patio. It just sounds better than calling it an “enclosure”. That sounds like something out of Jurassic Park.

For the most part, a sunroom or solarium (even conservatory) refers to a patio enclosure that is predominantly glass and stay enclosed year round. This is what you would call the crýme de la crýme of patio sun room additions in Virginia. If that’s not for you (and it doesn’t fit the budget of your home improvement project) then a screened or walled patio is probably a more appropriate option. Read more…

Outdoor Space In Virginia – Patio Upgrades Are In

Filed Under: Patio    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia-patio2You can turn your entire backyard into one of the most splendid oasis getaways, far more resplendent than anything you previously had, and all it takes is a little strategic planning and the right creativity.  Whatever the design, the perfect backyard getaway starts with the Virginia patio.

For most of us, we love to entertain when we have outdoor space, especially a lot of it.  It’s fun to have family and friends over, with gatherings spilling out into the backyard.  If you’re going to do that though you need a place for everyone to gather.  The patio offers a lot more comfort than plain grass, and there’s a lot of room for customization.
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Set Up Your Virginia Patio With Pavers To Fit The Theme

Filed Under: Patio    by: Steve Kayhill

img_0420Regardless of the season, there are a number of people who enjoy having guests over for various get-together events and dinner parties.  More often than not we end up entertaining our guests in the backyard so we can show off our Virginia patio designs. It lets us share the company of friends and family while enjoying a warm breeze under the afternoon sun.  If you plan on entertaining in the back yard, its best to create the ideal setting while beautifying the environment.  You can certainly do this on any budget by utilizing patio pavers.

Patio Pavers exude a welcoming and charming aura for all of your guests, making them feel at home among the design you carefully planned to make your back yard a wondrous outdoor living space.  Read more…

Choosing Floor Material For Your Virginia Patio

Filed Under: Patio    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia-patioThe way you design your Virginia patio is crucial to how well it holds up and the way it can be used by friends and family. Even if you have a pre-existing patio it can be updated to make sure that it fits your needs and uses. Proper patio design has to take into account the environment, the climate, the area in which you live and of course you want to make sure that your Virginia patio can be used year round.

The first part of Virginia patio design is to make a list of what you expect or want to get out of the build. Is it going to be used primarily for relaxation and recouping, or will you turn your patio into a workspace for other projects that are just too messy inside the house? Will it be holding a hottub? Will it be exposed to a lot of moisture or a lot of feet? Is it a fair weather patio or to be used all year round? Read more…