Enjoy the great outdoors on your patio

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Real Estate Agent with People's Choice Realty

TAMPA – The weather is beautiful inFlorida more often than not and you should really take advantage of it without leaving home.

Many homes inFloridacome with a patio. Sometimes the patio is an attractive outdoor living space and other unfortunate times the patio is unappealing addition to a home. You can have a patio that you adore and that’s also practical if you figure out how you want to use it.

If you’re going to use it to throw parties, dine with family or have it as your own exclusive get away, you need to decorate it accordingly.

If your patio is situated off the kitchen then that patio lends itself to gatherings with family or friends. If your patio is small and located off to the side of the house, then a getaway patio theme is what you want to create.

Take a stroll, with clear eyes, around the property and determine which area you have and what you want to do with it.

If you are starting from scratch and need to build your patio, you have the rare option of locating your patio exactly where you want it. Check out the landscaping and small details that can add up to a lot for your patio location. You want to make note of where the best view lies, as well as the proximity to other homes.

If you are building your patio, spend a large amount of time determining exactly how large it should be. Think about how many people are in your family, as well as how people you need to regularly entertain in the space.

You also need to take into account the size of your home so the patio can be proportioned to the scale of the home. The patio should be the same length as the house, as well as the same height.

Your house should also be a factor in the building materials. You want to select colors and styles that compliment your home.

Lastly, remember to plan for a fireplace or fire pit. A water feature can enhance the mood and distort traffic noise.

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Eric Frantz - Realtor - People's Choice Realty

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