What to Include in Your Party Patio

Published on: August 10, 2016

Whatever the composition of your patio, a wood deck, natural stone, such as flagstone, fieldstone, or limestone, or a mix, it can be an introduction to your backyard, or your entire backyard depending on the space available.

A Hot Tub Is a Great Addition to Any Party Patio

Your guest will love to sit and chat in your hot tub. A hot tub is almost a necessity on a party patio! Your best design ideas will include intimacy and a setting that will provide shade, if that is your desire or an open setting that will give your guests access to the sun, with an all-weather rug and lounge chairs to stretch out and catch some raise from the sun.

You may want a six-seater fiberglass hot tub with jet massage or a more natural setting utilizing flagstone and boulders to create the image of an Asian hot spring and spa. It’s your patio, it’s your party, so let your design set the tone for your style. How about a pool/spa combination starting on the patio and pushing out into the backyard?

The patio or deck surrounding a pool/spa could include Coral stone. This unique material is a strong, weathered stone that has naturally survived many extremes of climate and ocean water. Even without treatment Coral stone can take abundant foot traffic and pool chemicals in stride. It will provide a non-slip surface around your pool/spa area and its light color naturally reflects the sun’s heat.

Design and Build your very own Outdoor Kitchen

To me, the best way to accomplish this is to start with the island structure at the center and build out. Of course, this may depend on what amenities you are considering building into this outdoor kitchen, such as an outdoor refrigerator, which is very convenient, a rinse sink, gas grill, rotisserie, and/or smoker. Be sure to consult and hire an electrician and a plumber. Which amenities you install will depend on your budget and how much space is available on your patio or immediately adjacent that may be used for the project. A massive stone fireplace at the very end of your patio area could very well spark envy in your guest, so be careful with that.

Additionally, you could build bench type seating into the railing or as part of the island structure, if used.

A Rock Pizza Oven

A rock pizza oven is the perfect addition to any party patio. First of all, who doesn’t love homemade pizza? There’s nothing like getting the family together and making the perfect homemade pizza on a Friday night. Imagine all the kids fighting over what topping to choose. Enjoy your new Rock Pizza Oven and enjoy time with your family.

After you have come to a full understanding of your communities’ building permit and zoning requirements, developed your plans, and selected the materials for your rock pizza oven, it is time to get it built. Consult the appropriate building and landscaping professionals you need, get several estimates for your project, if you’re not considering a do-it-yourself project, and then ask around about the reliability of any contractors you plan to use.

Posted on behalf of:
Maxwell Hardscapes
Sherrills Ford, NC
(704) 469-5766

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