Have you realized that you'll use your patio more if you enclose it? After all, as it is, your patio is more than likely used most often during the warm summer months. By enclosing your patio, you'll be able to use it every day of the year, even if it's storming or freezing cold outside. From choosing a theme for your enclosed patio to selecting sliding glass windows, here are some ideas that might help you as you enclose your patio.
Choose A Theme
Have you already decided on a theme for your enclosed patio? Perhaps you have selected a garden theme. By doing so, you'll be visually bringing the outdoors right into your home. Or maybe you've decided to choose something like a beach theme. Do you love the look of a rustic cabin? Perhaps you love Mexican decor. Whatever you choose, shop for furniture and decorative items with your theme in mind.
For example, if you've chosen the garden theme, select things like floral fabric for the upholstery on your furniture. If you've selected a beach theme, look for things like framed paintings of children building a sandcastle. Did you decide on a Mexican theme? If so, think of including things like Mexican pottery in the room. If you chose to have the look of a rustic cabin, think of finding things like decorative grizzly bears to put in strategic places of your enclosed patio room.
Choose The Window Treatment
Consider buying horizontal sliding windows for your enclosed patio. Besides being easy to install, and besides being very affordable, they're built to last for a long time. The great thing about selecting horizontal sliding glass windows is that they'll go with whichever theme you've picked. Another great part about buying sliding windows is that you can open the windows on a pretty day so that the breeze can enter the room. On a hot or very cold day, they can remain closed.
The company that sells the sliding windows will need exact measurements of the window openings on your patio so that they can be made to fit just right. Once the windows are in place, they'll be super easy to care for. Just use a good window cleaning product and a soft rag or soft paper towels to do the job. On the outside, you can even hose the windows down when they have gotten especially dirty.