A patio is very similar the design and concept of decking but is often smaller and usually at ground level. A lot of houses in the modern age we live in have some kind of patio to bridge then gap between the outside and inside and provide a space for all the family to enjoy outdoor activities such as barbecues and al fresco dining. Many examples throughout this category have patios that lead out into the garden from patio or French doors which seems to be a very popular way of dissolving the boundaries between nature an the home. Patios can be made from a variety of different materials, with a huge amount of variations to choose from such as height, shape and depth, which all have their own benefits and perks. Whether you are thinking of having a patio area built in the future or simply want some design tips on how to make your existing patio space look more inviting and comfortable, then this category will provide you with all the inspiration and ideas you need to help you decide the best style for your needs. It will give you some great tips on how to maximise the patio space if the area is rather small, and ideas and inspiration for dining and seating arrangements if you wish to use it to eat al fresco in the glorious summer months.Read more
All of the images we have included in this category are some of the most wonderful and truly inspiring patio designs we have come across to date. These images show off the endless possibilities when it comes to designing your very own patio for your own needs and wants. You can transform a rather boring and dull looking concrete patio, into a glorious slate patio, with modern furniture and built in barbecue with the help of our inspiring examples. There will be some examples of the commonly styled patios, like the very simple wooden planked patio, to the more unusual patio designs that include unique features such as a lowered patio that is sunk into the ground and a patio that seems to hover off the ground. You will find photographs of different ways to spruce up your patio using vegetation and small plants and also simple installations such as inbuilt, weatherproof lighting and heating solutions such as fire pits and electrical heating systems. This category will give you some great ideas and inspiration which will help you to design and create the best patio space for you and your needs.
Take inspiration from everything you see in this category, including the small details such as seating and lighting arrangements, and don’t forget to take note of all the design features that take your fancy. By doing this you can combine your needs with aesthetics to help create the patio of your dreams. There are lots of images to look through, with each one giving you a new take and different direction to consider. There are also keywords attached to each image so you can find out more about certain styles or ideas.