A patio is an outdoor extension of your home, so it is only natural you would want it to be perfect. After all, this is the area you plan to use for outdoor entertaining, dining, or recreational activities so there are requirements that must be met.
The patio space is not just limited to the flooring, you may decide you would like an outdoor fireplace, a barbecue or kitchen area, fountain accent, or a raised garden to accent this location. Perhaps you would like a low wall to add a bit of privacy to the patio, all of this can easily be accomplished to beautify your property.
Since your patio will provide the foundation for your outdoor living space, it will need to be durable, well-constructed and attractive. There are a variety of patio designs and paving materials to choose from. A landscape designer will be able to help you determine what size, shape and style of patio that best suits your needs. Use the information here to starting gathering ideas for your new patio.