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Updated: 2014-10-02T22:05:15.000-07:00


Backyard Designs For The Budget Minded


Summer is almost here and you have had plans to build a brand new patio to improve your backyard area. You might need a permit to build your new patio, depending on where you live and what your plans are. If you happen to need a permit you need to apply a few week ahead of time.

You need to determine what the shape of the patio is going to be depending on the design of your back yard. Patios can be built in many shapes like square, oval, rectangle, or a couple of these shapes together. Also you should consider what size you would like to have you patio. When you are thinking about the size of your patio you should consider what size would blend well with your home and the overall design of your backyard .

Start by putting everything on paper. If you use a graph paper you will be able to maintain a straight line. When you have this done you should make the outline of your patio on your lawn this way it will give you an idea of how everything will look.

Next thing that need to be done is you need to decide what the patio is going to be made of. Talk this decision over with the people at the hardware store or with your contractor, they have a good idea about what ages and lasts the longest.

Many people decide to have a patio cover that shades them while they are on their patio and helps keep the rain off. By doing this it can be put over half of the patio or over the entire patio. Each way has pros and cons but it is a good idea to have your patio covered.
When all of your decisions have been made you now need to hire a contractor or bite the bullet and do it yourself. You need to be very picky when deciding what action to take and keep in mind that you get what you pay for.

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