Patio Sitting Areas: A Place To Sit, Eat Al Fresco, Relax, Entertain and a SANDBOX?

Eating Al Fresco is one of the simple pleasures whether it’s summer or fall. Being outdoors just seems to make everything better.

What changes if you have a poorly designed sitting area? Lots of newly built houses often have a patio or deck at the back of the house. However, many times they merely are a “token” patio or deck. There may be a couple of concrete slabs, but a lot of times it isn’t a big enough space to accommodate the needs of even a small family.

Choosing the right spaces and the right light is key to a good patio or sitting area. A spot with morning light would be lovely for that early morning cup of coffee or breakfast. Lunch might be best in dappled shade on a patio under a pergola with vines and climbing flowers. The end of your day might be when you want to catch the last of the sun’s rays and watch the sun go down.

We can help you track the sun’s progress around your yard, and help you design the best patios and sitting areas to meet your needs. At Minnesota’s Architectural Landscape Design we’re used to picking the best locations for patios that help you relocate throughout the day to get the sun exposure you desire.

The size of these patios can be just large enough for one bench or a single chair nestled among some plants, or a table and chairs, with space for a barbecue and even an outdoor kitchen or fire pit. Or you can extend the children’s play areas by sinking a sandbox in a patio with a removable cover, that allows for dual purposes and uses.

Choosing the right hardscapes: floors, pavers, retaining walls, or materials for a fire pit or outdoor kitchen will help establish the look and feel of the outdoor room. Call us today on 952-292-7712.