Ideas for extremely small uncovered patio?
I'm just finishing up a newly installed flagstone patio.
I'm getting some of the plants rearranged and replaced, the a/c enclosure painted, flagstone sealed and then I should get the furniture and some new lighting.
Since the patio is very, very small (approx 10 wide by 30 feet long and the area near the a/c and fountain is only 6 feed wide) and I plan to just order an aluminum bistro set and a chaise lounge. Maybe a compact grill too.
The temps in summer are very hot and dry (90-100+ degrees and 10 to 20% humidity), so I have misters installed on the eaves that work pretty well. I have planted two trees that will probably begin to provide some shade in 3 years in addition to the shade I will get from a patio umbrella or two in the meantime.
I'm getting Juniper Skyrocket and emerald green arborvitae planted along the fence to provide privacy when they mature.
In the meantime, I'm looking for ideas for what I can put on the fence to fill in the gaps between the slats so I can have more privacy from people walking and driving by. Maybe 2 inch strips of wood nailed over each gap and painted to match the fence or is there a product designed for this purpose?
The gaps between the wood slats are wider than they appear in the photo, so you have little privacy when on the patio..
The next thing I'm looking for ideas on is the best way to add winter heat so I can use the patio comfortably in cooler weather. I'd like to use the patio to read, browse the web or eat outside when it is probably about as cold as 50 degrees. Much below that, I'll likely just stay inside when at home.
What's best heater for this layout? A tall propane patio heater tower or a small fire pit where I can just drop in a Duraflame type log?
Let me know what kind of ideas you have.