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Five tips for planning and building the perfect patio for your home

If you visit any number of homes in the Oklahoma City area you will soon discover that patios come in all shapes and sizes. Some seem to be just tacked on while others seem to be an elegant extension of the home.

At Alex’s Construction Company in Oklahoma City we specialize in patio design and construction for every style, shape and type of home. Choosing the right patio layout for your Oklahoma City home is a very important choice, listed below is Alex’s Construction Company‘s top five tips for planning and building the perfect patio for your home.

Plan your patio to match your lifestyle

The primary reason for someone to add a patio to their home is: (fill in the blank). It’s blank here because you need to tell us what your patio is going to be used for. Some residents in Oklahoma City like to have a patio for gatherings and cookouts while others are looking for a quiet retreat to settle down and read a book in the cool of the afternoon.

When planning the patio for your home in Oklahoma City you should consider carefully the use of your new patio and that it meets not only your immediate need, but is designed in such a way that will allow for additional uses as well. For example: if you’re looking for that quiet patio to read a book, you might also want to make sure that it’s large enough to also allow for an occasional gathering. With the right patio that complements your lifestyle it helps ensure the enjoyment of your investment for years to come.

Balance your patio space

One of the things that we sometimes see in the Oklahoma City area is where someone has constructed a patio that was too large for the yard, creating an unbalanced appeal to the home. Making sure that your patio shares the area of your yard is something that will help with the aesthetics of the home as well as the usefulness of both. By the same token, creating a patio that is just big enough for a barbecue grill as a backdrop for a very large yard can also create a visual mismatch; at times make you feel like your investment is wasted.

At Alex’s Construction Company, we’ve been designing and building patios for years. We take into account the size of your yard and usable space to help create for you a patio that will not only exceed your basic need but add to the functionality of the home.


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Choosing the right materials for your patio

Choosing the right materials for your Oklahoma City home’s patio is just as important as the design. Each material has its own benefits and advantages which all should be considered before making your final decision. Of the most common materials, concrete provides a long-lasting foundation with a wide range of versatility.

Additionally, some designs might require multiple types of materials such as a combination of stone, concrete and wood to give a very elegant appearance depending on the home’s style. Be sure to look at the materials needed for your patio design asking questions about maintenance requirements for related materials.

It’s all about your style

Choosing a style for your patio that complements your home is very important. Some Oklahoma City homes have spaces in the layout or architecture of the home’s exterior that can be complemented with the addition of a patio, or combination of patio levels.

A second story patio, for example, can be tied into two levels providing a stunning view of the property as well as functionality and privacy. Some homes, depending on the design, can even incorporate a Jacuzzi into the patio. Other homes may want to choose different shapes that complements the area between the home and the yard such as rounded or octagonal.

Because Alex’s Construction Company has been building patios in the Oklahoma City area for so many years, our design consultant will be able to show you a variety of different ideas and examples that would be able to complement your Oklahoma City home.

Patio Roof? A Top Option

One major consideration that should be looked at prior to construction of your new patio is whether or not you want a roof. Depending on the location and design of the patio you can choose to tie it to the existing roof line or have a freestanding roof like a railed gazebo appearance. When building patios that have a roof, we always build the support structure from the ground up as to support, not only the roof, but inclement weather that we sometimes see in the Oklahoma City area.

Adding a roof after the fact can sometimes alter the structural integrity of the patio and roofline; so careful consideration should be made prior to making your final decision.

Patio Construction Experience Matters

Alex’s Construction Service has been serving the Oklahoma City area for years as a professional concrete installation service. Specializing in stamped concrete for driveways, swimming pools and decks we are well-versed in the different variables needed to provide an excellent installation with high quality materials. A locally owned and operated company you can trust that puts customer service and time honored craftsmanship together for an end result that you will be pleased to tell your friends and family about. Alex’s Construction Service prides itself on its customer satisfaction level and reputation that we hold with in the Oklahoma City community.

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