Patios are part and parcel of suburban life. Houses have included patios for a long time and their popularity continues to grow.

The patio is an outdoor space or section of a house or residence that is usually paved. The term “patio” expands a little bit more in the Australian context, but that’s a story for another day.

Patios have been used extensively in both private and public buildings. They appear more prominently and frequently in restaurants.

There are a few reasons why patios are so popular. Some of the reasons these include their ability to link both the indoors and the outdoors together, and their aesthetic qualities.

Below are a few ideas that’ll take your already awesome patio to a never before seen level.

Timber side table

On your quest to improving your patio, you should refrain from disrupting or changing too much

because patios are more or less sacred places that deserve as much care and attention as possible.

Merely introducing a well-constructed, well designed timber side table can be the difference between an okay patio and a patio that will make others jealous.

Outdoor couch

This is the ultimate fantasy for a lot of patio enthusiast out there. A couch on your cherished patio might seem out of reach for most due to a number of logistical reasons.

The main reason why a lot of us don’t have a couch on our patio is because it will inevitably get destroyed or become unusable due to rain, snow or even wind.

By water and weather proofing your couch, you can bypass all this and get the couch you deserve.

Plant in a pot

This is as simple a tip as they come. You can give your patio a little more life by introducing a live plant.

This can be done by either planting a suitable plant yourself or by purchasing a live plant from your local horticulturist.

Hanging garden chair

If there were ever a single product that could change a patio for the better without much effort, it would be a hanging garden chair.

Hanging garden chairs command attention and they aren’t the hardest chairs to build or install. You can decide to make your hanging chair or purchase one. The ball is in your court.

Natural patio

Those who have larger backyards are a better fit for a natural patio. You can build your patio around a large tree or a mound of hay.

With this natural patio, your options are virtually unlimited. The only thing holding you back would be your imagination.

Rooftop patio

This is a simple and straightforward patio theme. All you need is a rooftop and a dinning set and you’ve got more than enough to have your very own rooftop patio.

Rooftop patios have been growing in popularity and all the clues point to the fact that they’ll continue. Of course, if you can’t have a rooftop patio, you could always opt for a patio with an opening roof! How cool is that?

Natural tiled patio

This is a stunning patio theme; this theme includes the floor of your patio being laid with ceramic tiles. In the center of this patio, they’ll be a wooden table surrounded by chairs made of biodegradable materials. There can also be a couch by the corner for when you want to relax.

Interior themed patio

Human beings are ironical beings to say the least, this patio theme/ design goes to prove that fact.

If you’ve ever wanted a patio that accurately models your current living room then you’re not alone. We all want that and all we have to do is move a few pieces of furniture from your living room to your patio and you’re good to go.

Don’t forget to create a concrete plan for protecting the furniture from the elements.

Flower furnishing

More often than not, all your drab looking patio needs is a couple of brightly colored flowers to fill it with light and summer bliss.

A quick visit to your trusty neighborhood horticulturist should provide you with the beautiful flowers you need.

Modern Convenience

Adding a few modern appliances such as a flat screen TV, a mini fridge and a stereo speaker can make or break your patio.

Be careful, if you plan on introducing modern appliances to your patio. Make sure they are well protected from the elements.

The last thing we want is a mess.