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Designing A Patio? 3 Trends To Consider

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Outdoor living can be beneficial for a few reasons. Not only does it improve your family's ability to rest and entertain, but it can also make your home more appealing and valuable. Of course, one of the best ways to add an outdoor living space is with a patio. Designing a patio can seem overwhelming because there are many different designs, materials, and additions to include. However, help is available. Here are a few trends to ensure your patio is not only functional and valuable but also stylish.


When most people think of a patio, they think of an open outdoor surface without any covering. While suitable for adding a grill and some outdoor furniture, a patio may not be right for enjoyment all through the seasons – or when surprise weather conditions occur.

A pergola can be a great addition. You can choose to add a canvas or other weather-resistant material through the openings of the pergola top, giving you some protection from rain, sleet, and snow. Many people also string lights through the pergola top, illuminating the outdoor space to enjoy the patio throughout the evening and nighttime hours.


When designing your patio, consider a built-in bench. A bench made out of the same materials as your patio can wrap around the exterior of this outdoor living space.

The bench provides a few benefits. It allows your family and guests additional space to seat. In addition, the bench can add some definition to your outdoor space.

Many people will incorporate flower boxes and light posts into the ends of the built-in bench, as well. This adds even more appeal and value to your patio by adding custom touches you will not see in other homes.

Fire Feature

Finally, consider some sort of fire feature that can be added into your patio design.

A fireplace creates a cozy space for an intimate gathering around a warm glow. If you want a more casual type of fire feature, consider a built-in firepit in the center or the corner of your patio space.

No matter which option you choose, surround the fire feature with a blow-up chair or lounging patio chairs that are comfortable and that complement your home's outdoor living space.

Help is available if you are ready to add outdoor living that is stylish and functional. This guide will help you design the right patio for your needs.

For more information, contact a patio contractor.