Building a Patio: Here Are the Top Dos and Don'ts to Remember

Today, a well built patio is clearly an attractive feature in homes for new homebuyers meaning that if you're planning to build one, you're planning right! A patio doesn’t only build visual appeal but also adds living space to the property which can be used to relax in the outdoor breeze. An updated patio is an excellent entertainment space, and while building your own, we suggest that you keep the following things in mind:

Modern Day Patio


Focus On Comfortability

A beautiful patio should not only look beautiful but it should also feel beautiful. After using all the right materials and textures, make sure you invest in installing comfortable furniture as well. Don’t let all your focus run towards its structure. Lounge chairs and a table are the standard feature but you can add other things to capitalize on it. Your creativity is the limit here, and along with your regular barbecue grill, you can add a countertop with cabinets, a fireplace, or a built in stove to make outdoor meals convenient and more fun.

Extend It outside the Kitchen

A patio can be an extension to your home anywhere, but preferably, it should be with the kitchen, because that is where usually everyone gathers. Also, if you build it outside the living room, it could be an invasion to your privacy as a patio is generally used to unwind and relax. Having it at the back of the house keeps interference from guests at bay. You can also build a patio away from the home but those are generally smaller only-for-sitting covered arrangements. It could be inconvenient to relax in there too often.


Make It Too Small or Large

When building your patio, you should keep your home size in mind and don’t request the builder to expand it disproportionately. The size of the yard also plays a role here and a patio that is built in line with your home and yard is the one that attracts attention because it appears symmetrical. Make sure you capitalize on the outside greenery as well and include those features into your patio design.

Make It Appear Too Different

It's also important to note that your patio design should not contradict your home design. Today, patios have become modern that you can install the latest design furniture and fireplace while making sure it doesn’t get ruined from moisture. Wood is not the only option when it comes to patios, but if your home is a modern space, make sure your patio compliments that space as well and vice versa.
We at Joshua Deatherage Builders have helped many clients extend their homes into a patio keeping in mind both their comfort and suitability. Contact us today to discuss your options and we can help you build the perfect patio that also helps raise your home value. Request a consultation today by calling (417) 204-4949