In Texas, it is often a challenge to enjoy the outdoors during the summer season without turning into a sweaty mess. So much so, spending time in your backyard is unbearable to the point where staying inside in the cool air conditioning is deemed the better option. Fortunately, a covered patio can make the outdoors more enjoyable year-round. 

In our last blog, we talked about covered patios and shared some design ideas to help you spark inspiration when designing and building your outdoor living space. Today, we’ll continue sharing inspiration through additional design tips and ideas. 

More Tips For Creating A Welcoming Covered Patio

Consider Built-In Features

One of the best ways to make your covered patio more livable, comfortable, and convenient is by adding built-in features for your space. These can be as simple as recessed lights, fans, and seating or as game-changing as an outdoor kitchen or an outdoor fireplace. A functional outdoor kitchen will enable you to prepare, cook, and serve meals without having to go in and out of your kitchen and an outdoor fireplace will allow for late nights by the fire, even during the colder months of the year. 

Don’t Skimp On Furniture Accents

Just because they will be exposed to weather conditions of all kinds doesn’t mean you have to skimp on the patio furniture. Depending on the type of covered patio you choose, your furniture should have some level of protection, so don’t steer away from making your covered patio welcoming and more inviting by your choice and use of furniture. You can choose furniture for your covered patio just like you’ve done for your living room inside your home. Just make sure to get outdoor furniture that is resistant to wear and tear and can withstand challenging weather conditions that will help define your luxury outdoor living space. Since patios are prone to dust and harsh elements, using well-designed furniture that is elegant yet easy to maintain is important in creating an ideal covered patio.

Make The Most Out Of Your Home’s Architectural Features

Your covered patio should make the most out of your home’s architectural features to create tranquil outdoor spaces with areas for sitting and entertaining. If you’re blessed with a home that boasts height windows and full-fledged doors, you can easily create a connection between the interior and exterior of your home. This helps create a smooth transition between the indoors and outdoors. By carving out your covered space, you are essentially creating a private oasis that you can spend endless nights entertaining in.

Boost Seating Capacity

Additional seating is ideal for an outdoor living space that can entertain friends, family, and guests during gatherings. By adding more seating options, you’ll maximize the flexibility and usability of your space. Your covered patio should be able to accommodate multiple guests so that you can feel comfortable throwing outdoor gatherings. 

Don’t forget to incorporate these tips, as well as those from our last post, into design designing and building your covered patio. Remember, it is best to work with a professional patio contractor to ensure that your covered patio is durable, appealing, and meets your needs. 

Want A Covered Patio In Dallas?

If you are interested in a covered patio, contact the team of professional patio contractors at Compass Outdoor Design!