Posted September 18, 2013 by Jennifer Kane in Lawn-Garden

Tips for extending your home into your patio

In warmer climate, patios transform into the ultimate gathering space for backyard barbecues, reading, relaxing or even working out. These outside rooms turn out to be an extension of the house, seamlessly merging the outdoors inside and vice versa.

This summer season, many property owners will tackle revamping the residence to expand this transformation amongst indoors and outdoors, building a patio space that will be employed all season long.

Believe about outside and indoor living spaces collectively, and decide on a design and style that integrates them into 1 seamless space. Incorporate elements from the patio into the house and elements from inside into your backyard patio design and style.

Start off with a patio door that will set the stage for your transformation.

&ldquoThe privacy of a backyard allows you to be adventurous when picking a patio door. With many style alternatives obtainable, it&rsquos effortless to discover the style that suits your property&rsquos needs,&rdquo says Joseph Ritzert, patio door professional for Pella Windows and Doors.

Pick a sleek sliding patio door to compliment or develop a clean appear, or if you&rsquore brief on floor space. An sophisticated French or hinged patio door is a very good option for houses with ample open floor space. Durable, simple-to-care-for doors like Pella 350 Series premium vinyl sliding patio doors are wonderful for households with youngsters and high visitors.

Also, choose a patio door with accents to produce the appear you want, like fashionable grilles, or hassle-free between-the-glass blinds or shades for added privacy, plus a selection of hardware, exterior and interior finishes. Many Pella patio doors supply a retractable Rolscreen that helps preserve insects out even though letting in fresh air, and rolls out of sight when not in use.

Windows are extremely important to preserve the seamless transformation between the area and patio. But far more glass indicates a lot more exposure to the components. Low-E choices, like Pella&rsquos InsulShield Sophisticated Low-E triple-pane glass with argon, can help protect your furniture from fading in direct sunlight, while enhancing your residence&rsquos power efficiency.

&ldquoIf power efficiency is your top priority, appear for a patio door that is Energy Star-qualified to help maximize possible energy savings and year-round comfort,&rdquo Ritzert says.

Continue your transformation with landscaping both inside and out to combine the areas. If your patio connects to the kitchen, potted herb plants indoors blend beautifully with potted flowers on the patio. In settings where a patio connects to a living area, potted tiny trees inside connect effectively with planted trees framing your patio.

Total your indoor/outdoor gathering space by employing similar materials in between the two spaces. If you have decorative woodwork inside, bring it out on the deck with furnishings, wooden boxes for your potted plants, in the railings (if needed) or even the trim on the property. Or if you have a lot of fabric inside, carry that over to your patio with weather-tolerant fabrics on your patio furnishings.

With these transformations, your gorgeous patio space will swiftly turn into the prime location in your property &ndash the gathering spot for all loved ones members when they come house from perform or their every day activities.

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Jennifer Kane