Whenever you think of home improvements, keeping in line with the character of the building is essential, and this can often make someone reluctant to do anything that might have a negative impact on the ambience. For many years, aluminium and glass have provided tailored solutions for the homeowner, and today there are companies that specialise in creating patios and conservatories that enhance the property and gives the home additional character.
Open Up your Living Room
If your home follows a traditional style, your living room will back onto your rear lawn, and this is the ideal location to make some changes. You might have two windows that face the garden, a few metres apart, and by knocking them both out, you end up with a 4 or 5 metre opening, into which will fit a set of custom made, double glazed, aluminium sliding doors. The style of your home might be more in keeping with bi folding doors, and a reputable company could design the perfect solution that matches your existing windows and doors.
There isn’t much point in having a beautiful set of doors that open into the garden, if there is no terrace, and this can be easily accomplished with modern concrete solutions. You might prefer to have natural stone laid, although this would be more expensive, but it might look better with your existing look. The size of your patio would depend on how much space you have, but typically, it should be large enough to accommodate four sets of tables and chairs.
An Attractive Awning
Modern awnings are fully retractable, which allows you to take advantage of the cloudless days, and with motorised solutions, adjustment is effortless. There is a stunning range of colours and patterns to help you create the ideal al fresco dining area, and with made to measure units, the awning will fit like a glove.
The Right Lighting
Modern LED solutions allow you to be really creative with outdoor lighting, and with LED strips, you can create a unique ambience. If you have no experience with this, your local electrician or handyman would be able to wire up the lighting and secure the cables with waterproof coverings for safety. Dimmer switches give you a fine level of control, and with a range of colours, LED units offer unlimited options. If you want to be green. You can buy stick lamps that have small solar panels on the top, and you simply stick them into your lawn or borders and when the light gets low, they automatically come on, giving a warm glow at ground level.
Now you have patio bi folding doors that open up onto a nice terrace, with an awning as protection, a couple of side screens would give you a room that can be used all the year round. Many people use this to keep the area wind and insect free, and with easy adjustment, you can have the desired level of light and ventilation.
The terraced area of any home offers great potential and with modern aluminium and glass solutions, you can customise the area to suit the character of the home.