416 Patio Ideas
A patio is a paved outdoor area adjoining the house and is often the go-to space for entertaining and relaxing. It is usually partially covered, if not fully sheltered, to provide relief from the sun and rain. Throw in a grill and fire pit and your guests can lounge around for hours on end comfortably!
When planning a patio remodel, it is important to think about how the space will be used. There will be a number of basic amenities that you should invest in, such as a grill, a picnic table and possibly a fire pit. The next step is to adapt them to your party contexts. Are you frequently hosting large parties, or do you prefer small and intimate gatherings? With the latter, a small fire pit may suffice. Your guests may take their children along, so putting in kid-friendly furniture and a nearby play area would be perfect for the little ones to have their own party while the grownups talk.
The materials you use for the patio will be an extension of the style you are after. With some designs, such as the Spanish-inspired look, stone, terracotta and hand-painted tiles are par for the course. With most houses, brick or slate will work well.