Patio Design Idea: Add Value and Style This Spring With Tips From Top Home Site

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Spring is the time for homeowners to begin considering outdoor renovations. According to HGTV, decks and patios can add value to any home. With summer around the corner, suggests planning an exterior addition -- such as a new deck or patio -- to enhance the outdoor experience of the home.

Spring is finally here, and it is time for homeowners to start thinking about outdoor renovations. According to the Home and Garden television network, a new deck or patio is one of the top 15 ways to add value to any home., an online interactive home repair resource, recommends exploring the advantages of a patio addition this spring.

"Homeowners who want to add a patio this summer, should start planning now," said Allison Beatty, founder of, a premier online home improvement resource. "The site has a great article -- 'What Size and Shape For Your Patio?' - to help homeowners make important patio design decisions."

The article, "What Size and Shape for Your Patio," provides several helpful considerations such as, "how will the patio look in proportion to the house?" and creative suggestions like designing a kidney shaped porch to help "create a flowing design that highlights a nearby flower bed."


According to the Home and Garden television network, adding a pressure-treated wood deck to a home yields a recoup rate of 90 percent. In the western United States, the return reaches as high as 100 percent on deck and patio additions.

The article, "Backyard Deck Offers Entertainment Options," suggests considering the backyard's terrain, area and future use of the porch or patio when designing the structure. (

Other outdoor improvement topics on the site include:

  • Lawn Care
  • Siding and Exteriors
  • Gardening
  • Walls and Fences
  • Landscape Design and Planning also provides articles and advice for kitchen remodeling, bathroom makeovers, windows, doors and floors - as well as guidance on funding home renovations. A remodeling contractor directory featured on the site helps homeowners find qualified service providers nearest them. is an online home improvement resource that provides tips, articles and local contractor directories. It features interviews with homeowners and photos of their real remodeling experiences.


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