As we welcome 2023, it’s time to make our resolutions come true, and for many of us, that means revamping our homes and gardens. If home renovations are part of your plans this year, consider adding a multi-functional covered outdoor living space to improve your health and reduce stress. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started with your outdoor living space project.
Step 1: Determine the Purpose of Your Patio Cover
Before you start designing your covered patio, think about how you plan to use this new space. Do you want an outdoor entertainment area for your family? Or, do you host large gatherings and need to accommodate a large crowd for dinners alfresco, no matter the weather? Perhaps, you want a Zen spot by your pool for total relaxation, or your own gym/studio attached to your home. Once you have identified the main purpose of your covered patio, you can start designing it with the help of our design consultants.
Step 2: Consider the Style of Your Home
The design of your patio cover should align well with the style and architecture of your home. Whether your home has a colonial, contemporary, or cape vernacular style, make sure the awning complements it and enhances the overall look of your home, adding value to your property.
Step 3: Choose the Right Patio Roof/Awning
Decide on the style of patio roof/awning that suits your needs. At Lifestyle Awning Solutions, we offer a range of patio roof/awning options, including adjustable aluminium louvre awnings, fixed IBR awnings, and aluminium pergolas. Choose an option that fits your purpose, whether it’s for entertainment, relaxation, or working. Consider whether your structure will be freestanding or attached to your home.
Step 4: Custom-Designed & Installed vs. DIY
Once you know why and what you need, it’s time to make the biggest decision – whether to tackle a DIY awning project or work with a designer to create the outdoor oasis you’re dreaming of. If you prefer a custom-made patio roof/awning, partner with Lifestyle Awning Solutions to bring your vision to life. If DIY is your preference, Lifestyle Awning Solutions may not be the right company for you.
Step 5: Keep Your Budget in Mind
As you get underway with your outdoor living project, always keep your budget in mind. The style of awning, the size of the awning, and any accessories you want to add will influence your final price. Consider the cost of maintenance, as some materials, such as aluminium, are low-maintenance and longer-lasting, making them a better long-term investment.
Now is the perfect time to start your outdoor living space project. From choosing the right location to the style of patio roof/awning, adding a multi-functional living space will always increase the value of your home. If you need help getting started, contact one of our design consultants today, and let them guide you through the process.