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The One Stop Patio Shop blog is full of articles and news about the latest trends in Perth outdoor living areas. Find information on patios, pergolas, carports, patio furnishing, alfresco rooms and more.

Why a new patio is a worthwhile investment

Building a new patio is a great way to be able to enjoy your outdoor space in comfort and style as well as adding value to your home. With a range of outdoor patio designs to choose from to suit any home, budget and lifestyle, building a patio that is practical for your current needs and has ongoing appeal should you decide to sell is simple. Extend the amount of usable space There are a number of popular and worthwhile…

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Alfresco Dining Tips

Creating spaces to prepare and eat food outside will mean you avoid the rush between the kitchen and your patio, and should be considered when planning outdoor patio designs. Cooking Area The classic Aussie barbecue offers a number of options to households, whether you construct a space for a freestanding barbecue or go all the way with a stone barbecue or outdoor kitchen. Fully functional outdoor kitchens are more expensive, but will offer greater freedom to prepare all types of…

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Why a Covered Patio is Better Than an Open Patio

Being able to relax and entertain outdoors is one of the great benefits of living in Perth’s climate. Adding a roof to your patio can extend the space you have for entertaining and add comfort and protection from both sun and rain allowing you to make the most of this space all year round. So when it comes to outdoor patio designs, it makes a great deal of sense to consider including a patio roof. Extra sun protection These days…

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What is the difference between a patio and a pergola?

Many people are unsure about the differences between patios and pergolas, and learning about the pros and cons of each option could help you choose the most suitable outdoor patio designs for your home. Patios Patios may be made from a range of materials, including steel, timber and brick, and may be as simple as uncovered wooden decking or feature supports and roofing. Insulated patios offer comfortable all-season environments, and can be installed in colours and styles to match a…

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What is a skillion patio?

If you’re looking for new patio design ideas for your property, skillion patio roofs can create a striking, contemporary impression as well as improve drainage. Skillion roofs Skillion roofs are flat roofs commonly used for patios that are higher on one side, creating a distinctive pitch. These patio roofs may be connected to the main roofs of homes at the fascias beneath the gutters, or can be freestanding structures. Skillion patio roofs are most commonly made from metals such as…

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Welcome to the One Stop Patio Shop Blog!

Hi there! Welcome to the new One Stop Patio Shop Blog. First just a little about us… We are the leading Patio designers, builders and installers in Western Australia. We stand behind our work and promise that your patio will look exactly like our displays in regards to quality and workmanship or your money back guaranteed! The sooner you visit our conveniently located indoor Display Centres, showcasing our full range of patios, the sooner you’ll be relaxing outdoors at home,…

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Trends in Patio Designs

When considering patio design ideas it is beneficial to discuss a number of considerations with your patio builder, such as your budget, the space available, the overall look of your home and your lifestyle. Your patio builder will be able to advise you on what may be best for your circumstances and on the latest materials and styles in patio designs. You should select a patio design that suits your needs and tastes. Flatter pitched roofs The current trend in…

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Tips For Choosing The Right Outdoor BBQ

A barbecue can be a great addition to a garden or patio, as a focal point of social gatherings or just a convenient way to prepare meals outside and enjoy the sun and fresh air. BBQs can also be incorporated into outdoor patio designs. Compact Barbecues Barbecues come in a range of sizes, suited to different people. If you only plan on using your outdoor barbecue occasionally and will be cooking for up to eight people, a compact barbecue will…

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Timber deck versus outdoor tiles – which flooring material will you choose for your outdoor patio?

Flooring should be an essential consideration when considering different outdoor patio designs for your home, as different flooring options have their respective pros and cons. Timber decks Hardwood timber flooring is a timeless and attractive option that’s just as well suited to contemporary patios as traditional homes; however, timber flooring can have higher maintenance requirements due to its vulnerability to water damage. Lifting your deck off the ground to keep it away from ground moisture, dirt and weeds should reduce…

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The perks of window wall systems

If you’re looking for creative patio design ideas, window walls can be great ways to bring more light into your patio and the rest of your home, while also being versatile enough to offer shade when needed. This video from Rick Edwards demonstrates how window wall systems can be incorporated into patios and sun rooms to improve light distribution and allow properties to benefit from natural light in the winter, without compromising heat efficiency in the summer months. These slider…

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