How to Incorporate a Patio Cover into Your Landscape?

Start with Forming Your Vision

Creating a backyard retreat can be as simple as adding a patio cover to your landscape. We have a few suggestions on how you can get started. Begin with the end in mind. Ask yourself what is your vision for the finished product. Sketch a general layout of your existing yard and desired cover, then decide on which cover type you prefer, solid, lattice or louvered, depending on which you feel will match your vision best.

Determine the style and color of the cover you want. Is the cover going to be a focal point or should it blend into the surrounding layout? Does the cover need to be freestanding or attached to an existing building, like your home? Should it be a single cover or multi sectional or multi-level? You can always incorporate hanging plants, flower pots and planter boxes to bring the cover into the landscape.

Then determine what type of flooring will work best for your purpose. And finally personalize your space by picking furniture and accessories that match your theme. Incorporating patio covers into your backyard landscape is a simple way to create your very own retreat and add functionality to your home. For more practical ideas on using your outdoor space be sure to check out our gallery https://buildingshade.com/gallery/.

Are you looking for energy efficiency?

Whether you’re planning family barbecues or to simply lounge outdoors you can create a patio that is eco-friendly and budget-friendly. Here are some ideas to get you started.

First, choose from a variety of sustainable materials, like recycled aluminum. It is low maintenance and environmentally responsible. Also, consider concrete or natural stone for flooring, columns and even countertops in place of the commonly used synthetic materials.

Next, plan to install a shade. This will reduce energy costs and save money. Patio covers with insulated roof panels also reduce heat transfer, minimizing the need for additional cooling features. Also consider harnessing solar power as an energy source. For example, the Equinox louver roof system is a motorized patio cover, operated by a solar charged battery pack. It is very eco responsible and doesn’t require any additional energy costs. You can also create a lighting system, using solar powered energy.

Finally, accessorize your patio with furniture made from sustainable materials. Bamboo is a great stylish option that is also durable and weather resistant.

Do you want to know more about eco-friendly patio cover solutions? Call us today at (760) 578-2930 or email us at shadebuilders@aol.com