Building a patio is a relatively straightforward construction project that anyone can do. Compared to other renovation projects, a patio is easy to do and can be completed in a span of a few weekends. That said, it is best to imagine the patio as an additional outdoor room that fits the themes of your home perfectly.
As a rule, you want to ensure that it is big enough to allow foot traffic and host alfresco meals. To do that, make sure to allot enough space for the patio itself. For instance, if you want to incorporate a 4-person dining table set-up then you will need to build a 10×10 ft. patio. You can then add a bit more area for other uses such as an outdoor grill or a playground for the kids.
Be sure to do your homework diligently before getting any work started. While it isn’t overly complicated, you still need to make concrete plans and approach the project as you would any other construction jobs. That said, be sure to explore the different options available to you and tread carefully.