Patio Design Ideas
What materials should I use to construct my patio?
Stone pavers and bricks are the most common surface materials used for patios, while concrete, tiles and gravel are also popular. Stone paving is usually at the top end of the price bracket, but is highly durable and the most natural-looking of the surface materials available. Brick patios, on the other hand, are relatively easy to lay, and provide a warm, rich colour that can complement traditional homes. Concrete patios are one of the least expensive to build and are also very durable, while gravel is quick and easy to install. You will also need to decide whether you want your patio covered or left uncovered. You can add roofing if you plan on using the space regularly, or opt for a pergola, trellis or umbrella for shade instead. Patio enclosures, usually made from glass or mesh screens, can also transform your space into an outdoor room.
What outdoor patio furniture and decor should I include?
A patio can be so much more than just a paved slab, if you add the right additions. An outdoor kitchen and bar will help make the space the life of the party, while high-quality, low-slung chairs will make you want to stay outside for longer. If you have the budget, you may even consider adding a spa or pool. To make it the ideal al fresco area even when temperatures drop, a fire pit or fireplace will be able to keep you and your company toasty warm. To entice you and your guests into the space, make some room for greenery, even if you just a place a pot plant atop a table. It will help tie in the area to the surrounding garden. Fairy lights, garden torches and citronella candles will also help set the mood and keep the mozzies at bay, while soft furnishings such as waterproof rugs, pillows and chair cushions will add personality. For something striking, consider adding a water feature or wall garden.
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This is an example of a contemporary backyard patio in Perth with a roof extension.
could the deck be a more permanent-ish room - jo_leaper
The outdoor living area provides the perfect space for the homeowners to enjoy and entertain all year round.
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Photo of a contemporary backyard patio in Gold Coast - Tweed with concrete slab and a roof extension.
Timber ceilings - nickpham
Photo of a contemporary backyard patio in Melbourne with concrete pavers and a roof extension.
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Photo of a contemporary patio in Melbourne with an outdoor kitchen and a roof extension.
Link kitchen from INTERIOR to EXTERIOR extension ... - serenawoonyong
Contemporary courtyard patio in Perth with concrete pavers and a pergola.
The wooden seat right outside the bedroom going straight out to the garden - tracey_petrevska
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This is an example of a mediterranean patio in Geelong with tile and a roof extension.
terracota tiles, dome arches in eastern rome arch byzantine 500-1500 era. - biancagriek
Inspiration for a contemporary backyard patio in Adelaide with an outdoor kitchen and a roof extension.
The flooring from inside to outside - katy_jovcevska
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Mid-sized transitional front yard patio in Other with a container garden, tile and a roof extension.
outside chill zone wicker - des_penny
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary patio in Melbourne with a vertical garden and a roof extension.
Natural setting - marigail
Design ideas for a contemporary backyard patio in Brisbane.
Downstairs outside retaining privacy wall - nmewin
Contemporary patio in Sydney.
like the rocky stairs and fireplace with outdoor setting - christian_bannard
Inspiration for a contemporary patio in Canberra - Queanbeyan.
what beats a giant chess game is your backyard. nothing! :) - jameswfardell
Photo of a contemporary backyard patio in Perth with natural stone pavers and a roof extension.
calm and peaceful - hacer_a
Tropical backyard patio in Melbourne with a roof extension.
Love the screen and those chairs - webuser_401152593
This is an example of a mid-sized beach style backyard patio in Gold Coast - Tweed with natural stone pavers and a roof extension.
notice the opening and runners coming outside - 11dolphin
Traditional side yard patio in Sydney with tile and no cover.
narrow side, green wall - kathryn_mcdiven