Patio at the cottage
A patio is an outdoor patio, which is surrounded on all sides by walls, lattice, green fences, etc. Originally, the patio was common in the Mediterranean countries (especially Spain), but now these courtyards are popular in many other countries. Why not equip patio at the cottage.
Originally the patio was a kind of islets of comfort and security in the medieval cities. The task of the patio to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere. That is why a patio at the cottage is a great place to stay. If you dream about outdoor terrace. but for some reason can't (or don't want) to attach it to the house, a patio will be a great alternative.
So, as we have said, a patio is an outdoor patio, is fenced on all sides. One of the patio walls in the country may be the wall of a country house, and on the other sides of such yard may be surrounded by a fence that limits your plot, and / or green fence. Usually part patio paved with tiles or stone, and part is a lawn or flower garden.
In the design of the patio at the cottage you can use a lot of decorative elements. artificial water reservoirs (swimming pool, fountain. garden pond), garden furniture, decorative vases, flowers in pots. For shading use a patio pergola, which allowed climbers. And can be fitted in a patio canopy, under which will stand the chairs.
How to build a patio at the cottage? First you need to choose the location of the patio, depending on the destination. The sunbathers are more suitable patio on a Sunny lawn, but if you want the patio to enjoy the beautiful sunrises or sunsets for Breakfast or dinner, the patio should be located respectively in the East or the West.
Then jot down on a piece of paper a rough diagram of the patio and decide what will be in the courtyard, which part will need to pave and which to leave in lawns and flowerbeds, where there will be furniture, etc. it is Desirable to provide a canopy or gazebo in case of heat. And then you can buy the necessary materials and get to work.
If the patio is a fountain or artificial pond, to construct a patio, it is necessary from it, because it will be necessary to excavate, lay pipes, etc. then, when finished with the pond, you can perform all the other work. Usually a fountain or pond is a patio Central .
So the pond is ready (or not ready — if you decide to do without it), you now need to decide than the to tile a patio. The pavement may be very different, but the material needs to be primarily functional: not to succumb to dirt, easy to clean and be resistant to mechanical loads and environmental influences. It is very important that he was rough, so in wet weather you didn't slip.
Usually cobble patio clinker brick, natural or artificial stone. You can use different patterns of paving. pavers, strict geometric patterns, mosaic paving.
Patio is unthinkable without the lush blooming greenery. What will it be grass or flower beds, flower pots (containers) or the living wall of climbing plants to decide, of course, you. It all depends on your personal taste and how much time you're willing to take care of plants. But I advise you to plant the types of plants that bloom at different times to all the summer patio pleasing to the eye with bright colors. If you prefer grass, the surface of the patio should be slightly below the level of the lawn so you can mow the lawn without damaging the cover patio. Along with flowers you can plant bushes and low trees. Deciding which plants to plant, be sure to mention the degree of Svetilovichi.
The final touches in the design of the patio at the cottage — furniture and lighting. The patio is usually set furniture. the choice of a particular type of furniture (plastic, wicker, wrought iron, wood, etc.) depend on the style in which decorated patio, and your budget. If the furniture is afraid of water, it should be installed in well-protected from rain place (say, under a canopy).
If you plan to spend on the patio on a warm summer evening take care of the lighting, which will make the patio more cozy. You can put as high lights and small lamps standing on the ground. Importantly, the light was not too bright, it is better to prefer soft diffused light. Then your patio will be a cozy area for gatherings with family and friends.