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Outdoor Patios

JULY 20, 2016

Outdoor Patio Design

There are many ways for homeowners to make use of their outdoor spaces.  Most people have some sort of yard with a lawn filled with plants.  Others incorporate water features.  Still others will put together elaborate setups that include several different components.  One of the most common aspects of any outdoor space, according to several different experts, is the patio.  Outdoor design may not be something that people think about when looking for interior decorators, but patio design is becoming much more of a need in the United States.  Fortunately, clients who work with Decorist will have no trouble completing their outdoor design project thanks to the help of our team of talented design professionals. 


About the Patio Boom

According to a survey from the United States Census, the number of homes in the United States that were sold that included a patio almost doubled between 2010 and 2015.  In 2014 alone, more houses with a patio sold across the country than homes with porches and homes with decks combined.  That means not only that patios are becoming more popular, but that people are looking for homes with patios in particular, even as compared to those with decks or porches. With this increase in the number of patios comes the increase in demand for all outdoor furniture and accessories. 


How Do You Handle Patio Design?

Outdoor space design is an area of expertise that is somewhat unique. Handling a patio design project requires some skill and some vision. You need to take a few things into account for a patio design that you would not for an interior design project, as weather is obviously relevant to the situation. Therefore, you’ll need to decide things like how often you’re going to use the patio, whether you’re going to close it in winter and whether you want furniture and décor that will need to be protected from the elements.  You should also decide how you’re going to use the patio.  If it’s going to be a play area for children, your approach may be different than if it’s going to mainly be a dining and barbecue area. 


How Decorist Handles Patio Design Projects

Fortunately, you won’t have to answer these questions alone.  All you need to do is work with Decorist and we’ll help you put together your outdoor design plan.  We’ll pair you with a professional designer who will take into account your budget, timeline and vision for the space. This designer will work with you all the way through your project, from the original concepts to the final design and layout. Ready to start a project?


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