Our Best Patio Design Ideas

Our Best Patio Design Ideas

  • Jacqueline Marks
  • 03/12/23

Have you just bought a new home in South Florida and are looking for ideas on elevating your new patio? Many luxury South Florida homes have spacious outdoor lounging, dining, and entertaining areas. With many options, deciding how to design the perfect outdoor patio that fits your lifestyle can be hard. Fortunately, this guide can help. Read on for our best design secrets to help create the outdoor space you have always dreamed of.

1. Create balance in your surroundings

When considering how you would like to use your outdoor space, you must balance your aesthetic desires with the area. While you should design the space to reflect your tastes and lifestyle, you must also consider how you will implement it. First, you should consider what you plan on using the space for. Many homes in South Florida use the outdoor space for many functions, from entertaining family and friends to an expansive play area for kids and pets. Consider also if you would like a beautiful lounge area to relax with a cup of tea and a great book. You can then consider how you will place the different features so that they can seamlessly integrate with the existing space. Ultimately, you want to create a beautiful space that is as beautiful as it is functional.

2. Match furniture with your lifestyle

Whether you want a space for lounging or warm family gatherings, you need to consider where you will sit. For outdoor spaces, there are many furniture options. Consider adding a large outdoor table with chairs for those evenings when you want an outdoor dinner. There are also chaise lounges and Adirondack chairs.

Even more important to consider is the material. Since many cities in South Florida are close to the ocean, consider purchasing pieces that can hold up to the elements, such as humidity, moisture, and winds. For example, aluminum is a popular choice for tables and chairs, offering better protection against rust and moisture. Another material you could consider is wood. However, it is important to note that not all wood is created equal. For example, cedar and pine often offer better resistance to outdoor elements than many other types of wood. Carefully choose the tables and chairs that best fit your lifestyle while ensuring they will be up for withstanding the outdoor aspects of living by the beach in South Florida.

3. Add a fire pit

One thing you should consider adding to your outdoor space is a fire pit. A fire pit is a highly desired item with a return on investment of 500%. There are many reasons why homeowners choose to install a fire pit in their outdoor spaces. For one, a fire pit is alluring. When they think of fire pits, people imagine warm, campfire settings with family and friends. With a fire pit in your backyard, you can maintain this atmosphere all year long, from keeping warm during Florida winters to enjoying sitting beside a fire. Furthermore, a fire pit is very safe, which makes it an excellent choice for families with kids and pets. As it is easy to maintain, many do not have to worry about the cleanup. In addition, as fire pits come in many different styles, shapes, and sizes, there is sure to be one that will fit your needs.

4. Accentuate with stylish accessories

An outdoor space should reflect your style. That is why you should consider adding some features to help elevate the space. For example, consider adding a few rugs, decorative pillows, and cushions to the seating area. You can also add some potted plants, hang curtains, and add lights. Adding high-quality and stylish accessories can transform your outdoor space of any size into one that is cozy and warm. It can help transform it into the ultimate paradise retreat on your property.

5. Outdoor kitchen

Depending on your space, consider adding an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are excellent features that many homebuyers desire, as they allow for simple and elaborate family functions. Specifically, you would have access to a chef’s kitchen with all the trimmings while enjoying the gorgeous South Florida weather and landscape. There are many options for outdoor kitchens, depending on your lifestyle. However, many homeowners add a grill, oven, refrigerator, and plenty of counter space in their outdoor kitchens. In addition, by installing an outdoor kitchen, you can expect an ROI of up to 200%.

6. Consider a pool

Another feature that is often highly desired is a pool. Whether you have a growing family or are a champion swimmer, consider this feature. You and your kids will love the luxury of jumping in a pool to cool off from the often hot and humid South Florida weather. Furthermore, there are many more ways that you can enjoy having a pool, from elaborate pool parties to small family gatherings. Having a pool can enhance the home's overall appeal, with a potential ROI of up to 25%.

7. Add screen walls

One thing about living in South Florida that many homeowners have to consider is the many bugs. Consider building screen walls around the perimeter of the deck. This way, you can keep the bugs away while enjoying the beautiful outdoors and climate. For example, this luxury home in Davie, FL, has an elaborate outdoor space enclosed by screens. This way, homeowners can enjoy the beautiful plants or sit poolside without being bothered by annoying pests.

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