How Big Should I Make My Patio?

Connecticut has some of the most beautiful springs and summers of all time! And there’s nothing better than being able to sit out on your patio and enjoy the weather.

There are many people who want to build out their current patio, but don’t know what size they should make it.

Well, you don’t want it too small (or too big) — so it’s important to aim for the perfect size.

Look At Your Yard Layout

Look at the way your yard is laid out and see which patio style would fit the best.

You don’t want something that’s going to look tiny, but at the same time, you don’t want something that’s going to take up the entire area.

If you aren’t sure of the right size, our professionals can come to your home and draw up a custom design for you!

Look At Your Needs

You want to look at your needs and what you’ll use this patio for.

For instance, if you want to entertain several people then you’ll need something bigger than if you just want to enjoy the sun.

Make sure you have a clear idea of what you’ll be using your patio area for the most so you can get the most out of it.

Look At Different Patio Types

Different types of patios are going to have different guidelines and you want to make sure you have space.

Outdoor Living Room
This style is just like an indoor living room and often has the same furniture (weatherproof). Some considerations are listed below.

  • Write down and measure the furniture you want so you know everything will fit
  • Keep at least 3 feet of clear space around the furniture
  • Put in something like a retractable awning, large umbrella, or gazebo to help shield the sun

These are great for those that just want to enjoy the sun. Make sure the area can fit 3-4 sun chairs.

These are great for side yards or smaller backyards. A few things you want to be sure of are:

  • Make sure the patio can fit at least 1 table and 2 chairs
  • Use smaller stone patterns
  • Keep the colors simple

Outdoor Dining
This is great for people who love hosting parties at their homes.

You want to make sure that your patio can fit a table and enough chairs for several guests. These patios end up being the biggest, so you’ll need a decently large space to accommodate this type of patio.

Now that you have a better idea of how to decide your patio size, you can start committing to a design and style you like.

If you aren’t really sure where to go from here, contact Ambrosio Landscape Solutions for our special design services so you can finally get the patio of your dreams!

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