Imke Delara. Patio & Pergola. June 17th , 2017.
Whether because of lack of time or the fact that the possibility simply never crossed your mind, you might be underutilizing all of the options at your disposal. Adding a few Adirondack chairs or putting some cushier couches under a patio cover is a quick way to transform a humdrum outdoor space into a relaxing getaway for your family and your guests.
Although I've seen it done, I don't think you want to be carrying trays of drinks down several steps. One step down to the patio, and another step or two from the patio to the backyard, is acceptable. Any more than that, and you should build a deck, or build a platform under the patio, because you will then have the ability to adjust the height of the deck or patio to the conditions.
1. Portable or Permanent? Natural gas heaters make perfect companions to existing gas grill installations, but bottled fuels make it easier to put the heat right where you want it.
Before digging, make sure that you know where all underground utilities are identified. To find out, you can order a "utility locate," by calling 811.
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