Beat the Heat with Covered Patios

Published September 14, 2021

Intro:
Maybe you should consider a patio as part of your larger outdoor landscape design concept. The latest trend in covered patios is a hassle-free retractable cloth awning, giving you the chance to decide when and how much you want your patio covered.

An outdoor patio is a common element to many homes. However, given Oklahoma’s hot and relentless summertime sun, many homeowners often choose to have these fixtures enclosed for their outdoor enjoyment. At the same time, however, this can leave your outdoor patio sticking out like a sore thumb, since patio design is often disconnected from the rest of the home or landscape design. At GreenPro, we encourage our clients to consider their outdoor patios as part of their larger outdoor landscape design concept.

A few key questions immediately present themselves when considering the design of your patio. Certainly budget is a crucial question to consider right up front, since budget will determine the scale of the design. But design questions also come into play: does the homeowner want to integrate the patio design into the existing roofline of their home? Would a modern trellis complement the outdoor landscape design better? These are the types of important questions that GreenPro considers when approaching outdoor landscape design; it’s important for homeowners to consider their options as well!

We wanted to share some of the most common outdoor patio designs our clients prefer; it may give you some ideas about how to approach or re-approach your own patio design.

  1. Retractable awnings. The latest trend in covered patios is a hassle-free retractable cloth awning, giving you the homeowner the chance to decide when and how much you want your patio covered. Stationary awnings can provide issues come wintertime, but retractable awnings give you maximum flexibility for adapting your outdoor patio to the different seasons.
  2. Pergolas. For those seeking a more regal-looking patio design, a pergola is an easy way to provide a degree of shade and comfort while still integrating natural sunlight in an open design that still gives you the feeling of being enclosed.
  3. Covered roofs. If budget allows, this is the best option for providing covered spaces in your outdoor design. Covered roofs can be designed to emulate the architecture of your home in order to present a well-integrated overall design. Additionally, they can incorporate electrical and TV fixtures, giving your outdoor living area a whole new experience while still enjoying the landscape of your home.

GreenPro’s design team has a deep knowledge base when approaching outdoor patio design, and has been able to implement and create some of Tulsa’s most memorable outdoor living spaces. We love working with clients to make sure that their outdoor patio area becomes not a forgotten element of their overall landscape design, but rather an eye-popping fixture. Give us a call. We’d love to help you make your outdoor patio ideas a reality!