Planning a Patio
A patio is much more than a paved area adjoining a house for outdoor dining or lounging. It expands your living space by opening up your home to the outdoors.
For a small home, a patio is a great place to host a party that would otherwise be cramped inside your house. It's a place for the kids to play and a place to grow containers full of colorful flowers or edibles like herbs and vegetables. A patio is also a retreat from indoors allowing you to take in nature unencumbered by walls and a ceiling.
The key to enjoying your new outdoor space is to make it as stylish and comfortable as the inside of your home. Furnish it with a spacious dining table, a place for cooking and a relaxing seating area.
Personalize it with plants, weatherproof accessories and you'll find yourself visiting your outdoor room just as much as any other room in your house.