Deck vs. Patio: Which One Is Best For Your Home?

It’s time to enjoy outdoor living! While many homeowners think that patios and decks are essentially the same, they are, in fact, two very different backyard additions. Though they both make any property look and function better than before, one may be better suited for your needs. 

Take a look at how patios and decks differ and decide which is best for your home:

What is the difference between a patio and a deck?

A patio is considered a paved area situated directly on and level with the ground. It can be either attached or detached from your house. The patio can be shaped and made from concrete, stone, tile, bricks, gravel, and more. Also to consider, patios are generally cheaper and easier to have installed.

On the other hand, decks are an outdoor platform or porch that extends directly from the house. Typically, decks are made from woods such as redwood, cedar, and pine. Though generally, decks are attached to the house, they can also be freestanding away from your home. Wood is often less expensive than materials used for patios, but with installation and time commitments, decks are typically more costly.

How are patios and decks similar?

Both patios and deck are great additions to your backyard space and great for entertaining and enjoying outdoor living. They provide an area to relax, have fun, and feel comfortable while outside in your backyard. Some of the items you can put on your both patios and decks include: 

  • A pergola covering the area for shade and privacy
  • An outdoor kitchen or barbecue
  • Comfortable outdoor furniture and tables
  • A fire pit or fireplace
  • Decorations to make space feel more at-home and personable

As well, both patios and decks make great additions to any backyard space and can be designed however you want them to look and function!

Is a patio or deck best for my needs?

There are many factors to consider when deciding which backyard addition is best for your home and your needs. Be sure to ask yourself these questions:

  • How much am I looking to spend?
  • Where would this be located?
  • What am I looking to use this space for?
  • What materials do I want to be used to create this area?
  • What will look best with my home?

If you still have questions about which is right for you and your home, feel free to get a professional opinion!

Patio or Deck Installation in Fairfield, CT

Are you looking to completely revamp your outdoor living space? The experts at Ambrosio Landscape Solutions are here to help you achieve the yard of your dreams. If you’re looking to add a patio or deck to your property, we’re the team for the job. Contact us today or give us a call at (203) 762-5167.

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