Adding A Patio To Your Home

There are several things a home owner can do to increase the value of their homes. Renovations and diy home improvement projects are the most successful paths to follow. In order to increase the value of your property, you must start by making the property more appealing to potential buyers. Once your property appeals to a broader range of potential buyers, the sale of your property is virtually guaranteed.

The key to increasing the value of any property is knowing where in the home to renovate to bring the best increased value results. The rooms in your home that most increase the value of your property include the kitchen and bathroom. Additional storage space or living space such as an attic or basement also add to the value of the home once renovated.

Creating a living space that flows and accommodates any size of family is what potential home buyers are ultimately looking for. When you renovated any one of these rooms in your home while sticking to a moderate and realistic budget the potential value of your home can be achieved. When it comes to utilizing the garden or outdoor space to add value to your home, creating the perfect patio space will instantly increase the property value overnight.

Construct a patio that not only increases the value of the home instantly, but it also utilizes the outdoor space. Patios create a functional outdoor space that can be used by the entire family. Another aspect of patios space is that it offers a shielded protective area for the home. Patios are great all year round and provide a wonderful spot for barbecues or lounging with a book.

Enlisting the services of professional contractors to carry out the work will ensure the quality and durability of the patio once constructed. As patios come in a variety of styles to suit the home owner’s requirements and property needs, selecting a patio design that blends in with the exterior of the home as well as the additional outdoor space is advised.

Choose the location of the new patio to maximize sunlight or afternoon shade. Determine the size of the patio space and design a patio that is versatile for multi-function use. Select the building materials and a color scheme for the patio that complement others aspects in the garden. Once the patio is completed, accessorize your new patio with patio furniture such as fold up deck chairs and tables.

Stylish, comfortable and durable, patio furniture completes the new patio space to perfection. Include a collection of flower bed arrangements along the edge of the patio to further enhance the look of the new outdoor versatile space. Patio heaters are also great for cool evening, fall and winter use of the patio.

Patio Doors Evolution

Sliding patio doors, introduced over 50 years ago, provided home-owners with an inexpensive way to brighten living rooms and create an additional access to the garden.

Over the decades, improvements have been made to the thermal qualities, the types of glass used and the way the panels slide. Sliding patio doors can be constructed from soft or hard woods, metal, alloys and PVC. The final choice of material may depend on a number of factors, such as price and compatibility, and openings wider than 8ft may not be easily accommodated.

Because sliding panels need to be parked somewhere, the width of at least one panel restricted access. On a two-groove system, only one door width provided an opening gap on a two or three panel system, restricting accessibility by 50% or 76% of the aperture.

It was only comparatively recently that a new concept of hinging the panels to fold, concertina-style, in order to create more access. Using stronger materials, a number of folding doors could open for nearer 100% access and be installed to fill apertures in excess of 6m (20ft).

More recently still, the sliding panel system has returned, reborn!

The latest innovation, introduced this summer, is for sliding doors to turn at the end of the runners and stack against the side walls, thus enabling access through almost the whole aperture.

Like the original sliding patio doors, the frames are narrow and made of metal. Unlike their predecessors, however, the materials used have been improved in many ways: powder-coated thermally broken aluminum frames are not prone to rust and are bad conductors (this is a good thing – the hot or cold outside temperatures have little effect on the temperature of the frame); K-glass or similar virtually unbreakable glass is used and adheres to today’s strict insulation standards; finally, the sliding mechanisms are unrecognisable from the tongue-and-groove methods of years ago, therefore the doors slide smoothly without sticking.

Theoretically, there is virtually no limit to the width of an opening that can accommodate this style of sliding-stacking patio door.

The most popular colour choice for powder-coated frames is natural white but other popular colours are grey, sepia brown, green, blue, silver and bronze (the frames can be manufactured in any RAL colour). It is also possible to opt for Venetian blinds to be encased inside the double-glazed units.

With the evolution of sliding-stacking doors, the humble patio doors have come of age.