Patio is a well-appointed area for leisure and socializing in the open, it is increasingly decorating the exteriors of private properties in the country. The idea is to create a special relaxation zone, a secluded area, protected from prying eyes. For the construction of a patio in the country with their own hands, in most cases they choose a place near the wall of the building - where it is sunny and cozy, and in case of sudden bad weather you can quickly move into the house.
In ancient Europe, behind the deaf palace walls, courtyards were constructed with luxurious greenery and fountains, where celebrations were held in the open air, family leisure time was held, and special guests were welcomed. Cozy grounds inside the courtyard were built not only in the domain of the aristocracy, traditionally beautiful patios were built in every home.
Today, the garden patio is a secluded place where you can comfortably bask in the sun, eat on nice days, chat with loved ones, meet guests or organize romantic meetings under a starry sky.
The classic patio design includes a base in the form of a paved area. The space is equipped depending on the expected load: traditionally with a small table and comfortable chairs made of wood. For lovers of a specific holiday, you can install a hammock, swing benches, rocking chairs. In the design of the patio in the country with a swimming pool appropriate sun beds.
To create an atmosphere of privacy, the building is surrounded on all sides by exterior elements:
- the walls of the country house and economic structures;
- a fence - a deaf barrage of the territory of country possession;
- branchy flowering bushes and trees with dense foliage;
- decorative fence of twigs.
The basic concept of arranging a summer patio is the use of elements exclusively with natural ingredients to ensure harmony with the environment.
To create a comfortable base surface, the patio area in the country is decorated with cement slabs, stone, terracotta tiles or exterior wood species.
Stone finish stands out for solidity and splendor, as well as the high cost of material. A brick is considered a worthy alternative to stone - it is easy to put together beautiful ornaments and patterns on the site, and the cost of production varies in the available range.
Especially popular is decking, which has excellent aesthetic characteristics and high resistance to external influences. Wood-polymer composite is performed by processing chip material and sawdust under the influence of high temperatures. Decking is not subject to the destructive influence of climatic factors, is resistant to mechanical loads, it is easy to imitate various types of wood coating with its application. The material has edge locking connection, mounted on the basis of the core, which is made of metal elements or timber from wood.
To build a patio in the country with their own hands, often used mosaic of colored tile fragments. Fragments of the material collected in a single ornament look original, you can also lay out a mosaic by randomly arranging individual elements. The availability of bat tiles allows you to beautifully arrange the site without any special financial costs. The democratic types of paving material for beautiful patios also include paving stones and cement tiles.
Traditionally, the patio in landscape design is surrounded by a decoration of greenery, as well as in the design used:
- garden sculpture from natural bases - plaster figures, geometric shapes of stone, etc .;
- small fountains, swimming pools, fish ponds, streams;
- decorative twigs;
- pergolas and arches framed by climbers;
- ceramic flowerpots for flowers.
To correctly build a patio in the country, you must also provide a beautiful view - build an alpine slide or a waterfall nearby. The environment with ornamental plants and fruit trees of rare species looks no less impressive.
To build a summer area in the open, you should select the appropriate place in the garden plot:
- in the classic version of the location of the patio is built directly against the wall of the house;
- for a secluded rest in a cool shade with a book or laptop, a platform near a spreading tree in the garden will suit;
- To make a patio in the country for fans of natural tan, choose an open area.
If you decide to make a patio in the country with their own hands for romantic evenings for two, then choose a place in a remote corner of the garden. Clear a small area, cover the site and paths to it. Provide the area with appropriate lighting and place a table with two chairs. Here, a loving couple will not get any annoying noise, nor a curious look from the side.
To communicate with friends build beautiful patios in any accessible part of the garden. The choice of place in this case is dictated by the nature of the gatherings: for quiet conversations over a cup of tea they make a cozy place near the residential zone, but if the playground is meant for noisy young people, it is better to build the complex away from the holiday home so as not to interfere with the rest of the household.
For fun meetings with friends in the design of the summer corner under the sky, you can use a set of chairs and armchairs or equip the area with benches along the long table. The brazier is considered to be a frequent component of the arrangement of this summer house. Friendly gatherings are usually delayed well past midnight, then the center after cooking kebabs can be used as additional lighting, and as a source of heat in a cool evening.
A practical option for arranging a summer relaxation corner for a family is to choose a wall area in the front or back of the holiday home. Wooden benches and chairs can be equipped with removable pillows for convenience. Beneficially emphasize the sophistication of the arrangement of beautiful patio rattan furniture.
Impeccable flatness of the surface is an important condition when choosing a location for the construction of a future site for a comfortable rest in the courtyard. Otherwise, you should eliminate the defects of the relief with your own forces and level the selected area.
If you have not yet decided how to make a patio in the country, then know that the configuration of the structure can be round, square, multi-faceted or other geometry.
A path made of the same materials is brought to the finished site design. Further work will be done on the lighting and ennoblement of the patio in the garden:
- install solar-powered lights or electric lights for the garden with a frosted glow. High-quality illumination contributes to the creation of additional comfort in the allocated space;
- Make sure the furniture layout fits in harmoniously with the surrounding exterior. Use a small table and a minimal set of chairs, do not clutter up the space for rest;
- decorate the perimeter of the site: arrange sculptural forms, flowerpots and other exterior elements;
- If necessary, build a pergola with climbing plants to create a shady area.
A patio with spacious dimensions is decorated with decorative benches or a sofa, completed with a comfortable height with a table.