Many people are talking about outdoor patio spaces. But to begin with, I’d like to offer a definition of what a patio is. A patio is came from Spanish word that means backyard or garden in the back. Anyway patio is outdoor space that usually used for dining, entertaining, and relaxing. Most patios are not cover of roofs and usually area between house and garden. But patios can be attached or detached from a house. Patios can be constructed from various materials like brick, gravel, pavers, flagstone, and many more. Many people get confused between patio and deck. To simply differentiate it, deck is made of wood or synthetic wood that is look like wood. But, as we mentioned earlier, patios can be made of various materials.
So, interested to build outdoor patio spaces for your house? Well, here we provide with the things you need to know about building a patio. There are some points you need to consider it carefully. First is the availability of the space. This is the most important because it will determine the size of the patio. Next you need to consider the shapes whether is is round, square, rectangles, or other. After that you need to consider the drainage. This is important because you will work with the existing system and determine the place you can build one. Then consider the grading, this regarding with the soil redistribution for the patio base.
The last is about privacy. This because a patio is an outdoor room so you need to make sure the privacy. After take a sound consideration about the stuffs above, you can start to think about the design. There are types and designs of patio. It can be an extension and has connection to the main house, it can be freestanding too. Then it can be 2 level or split level. Then there also entry patio, separate patio that is connected by pathway, pool or spa patio, and sunken patio.