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Summer Days Aren’t Too Far Away

Summer Days Aren’t Too Far Away

By Associates in Building + Design
Published May 24, 2018

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outdoor patioIt’s no secret that we Coloradans live for our outdoor spaces. Throughout Fort Collins, homeowners and buyers are seeking outdoor patios for a variety of reasons, whether it’s for dining, entertaining, relaxing or playing. Patios are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, giving our clients plenty of freedom in choosing the design that works best for them.

When beginning an outdoor patio project, we first take into account how the patio will be used. If the space will be used for entertainment then you’ll want the patio located near the kitchen so that food can be easily transferred to the outdoor dining area. If a hot tub is planned for the area, then a patio located off the master bedroom would provide a perfect, relaxing view of the Colorado Mountains. The shape of your patio will also depend on what the patio is being used for.

  • Square/Rectangle: A simple yet versatile choice, a square or rectangle patio is very common for homeowners who frequently host gatherings with a larger number of people, or who prefer a traditional design. This shape is a perfect complement to a deck or is great for providing outdoor seating close to the house.
  • Rounded/Circular: Rounded or circular patios help give your yard a smooth, elegant look. Rounded or circular patios can either be attached to the house or placed in the yard for a detached, unique style. These patios are often used for fire pits, dining space, or seating.
  • Custom/Free-Form: Your patio can be designed in just about any shape or pattern you want. Free-form or custom patios are often asymmetrical and commonly include multiple curves, but they can also be designed with sharp angles. These patios provide a relaxed, casual feel to the yard.

At ABD, we want your outdoor living spaces to be enjoyed ABD outdoor trendsyear-round. We do this by suggesting three key features for patios – shade, an outdoor kitchen area and fire features. A covered patio provides a place to relax no matter what the weather, while outdoor kitchens and fire features transform your patio into a multi-functional living space. Our design team starts with your vision in mind. The options are nearly endless and just about anything you can imagine can be incorporated into your personal patio.

There’s something about the great outdoors that just seems to make everything better. If you love fresh air and relaxing in the sun, why not include an outdoor patio to your custom built home?  We work with homeowners to help create and build an outdoor patio that will serve multiple purposes. At Associates in Building + Design, we have the experience necessary to transform your backyard into the outdoor living space of your dreams. Contact our professionals today or visit to see a gallery of our work.