Entertaining guests is not the only reason why you should build a patio in your backyard. Keep reading for 7 key reasons to build a patio in your backyard.
Owning a home is one of the most rewarding aspects of being an adult. They provide a place to raise a family, a retreat from the world, and even become a part of who we are.
However, sometimes, it feels like your home is missing something. You really love everything going on inside your home, but outside, something’s lacking. But what?
If you feel this way, odds are you don’t have a patio outback. However, there’s good news here! It’s not incredibly expensive or difficult to build a patio.
More than that, having a patio comes with a lot of hidden perks and benefits! Keep reading for our top seven reasons why you should build a patio in your backyard!
Top Reasons to Build a Patio
Like we said above, a patio comes with a lot of benefits. You’re not just building a place to set the grill. No, when you choose to build a patio, you could be changing the entire dynamic of your house and how your life there!
It may sound dramatic, but we promise, we’ve got some info to back us up. Follow along to find out more.
1. A Great Place to Entertain
First of all, if you build a patio, your building a great place to entertain friends and family.
There’s nothing wrong with having a large yard full of green grass. However, during certain times of the year, hanging out in the yard means being exposed to tons of mosquitos and other bugs. It may also mean being directly underneath the hot sun.
If you build a patio, insects can still reach you, but you’ll have a lot less of them to deal with. Additionally, you can also put an awning up as well as mosquito netting.
Finally, a well-done patio simply sets the right feeling for parties, dinners, and casual hang-outs.
2. Increased Home Equity
No matter how big or small you choose to build your outdoor patio, you’ll likely be adding some equity into your house. You may not be planning on moving anytime soon, but it’s good to know you’ll be getting a return on your investment, should you ever sell your home.
Like you, most homeowners or potential homeowners like the idea of outdoor living. If you ever choose to sell your home, a comfortable outdoor living space will certainly be enticing to potential buyers.Therefore, it will allow you to have a higher asking price and serve as a perk to buyers.
However, it’s important to note that a patio improves the value of your life, not just your home. Families tend to want to eat together and spend extra time around the table bonding more in an outdoor setting. Whereas, indoors, it’s much easier to get up and returns to video games, homework, and TV.
3. Extended Living Area
Obviously, when you build a patio, you’re extending your living area. However, how much living you do on your patio is entirely up to you. Additionally, there are many different types of patios.
Depending on where you live, you’ll likely need to avoid hanging out on the patio during the winter.However, during the spring, summer, and fall, there’s no limit to how much time you spend out there and how you spend it.
For example, hot tubs are great for year-round usage, even in the winter. You may also consider putting comfy outdoor couches out there, complete with a projector where you can enjoy your favorite movies. Make it even better with a small fire pit and smores!
4. Cheap and Durable
One of the many benefits you’ll experience if you choose to build a patio is it’s low-cost. Building a patio is relatively inexpensive and much easier than building a deck. Granted, the cost of your patio depends entirely on the resources you use, the size, and any extra features you choose to incorporate.
Additionally, patios are typically built from stone or brick, versus the wood of a deck. They tend to last exponentially longer and require much less maintenance to keep clean. It would be very difficult to destroy a stone patio, regardless of the weather.
5. Endless Options
If you choose to build a patio, you have an endless array of options. Additionally, it can be an ongoing project you can add on to as ideas and finances change.
With a patio, you can build it as big or as small as you want, and in any shape or pattern. You can connect it with existing outdoor features, make additional paths, etc.
Also, there’s no limit to the kinds of resources you use. You can have all different sizes, shapes, and colors of stone or keep it consistent and classy with all brick. When you build a patio, the entire design is in your hands.
6. A Perfect Complement to Other Outdoor Features
Not only can you put your grill and/or smoker out on a patio, but you could also incorporate an entire outdoor kitchen. You see, a patio provides the perfect environment for entertaining and uses other outdoor features to improve the setting.
Similarly, a patio will tie in perfectly with an outdoor pool, making the whole area the perfect hang-out place for you, your family, and friends. You can keep the group relatively small or make it a party. When you build a patio, you create more space for everyone.
Finally, a patio with a fire pit and an awning will make your outdoor space a great environment for most seasons, rather than be limited to summers alone. Think about how nice it would be to cuddle up on some outdoor furniture on a fall night next to the fire pit!
7. Low Maintenance
Finally, because patios are so durable, they require very little maintenance. Most are built out of stone, which means you don’t have to worry about damage from weather or moisture.
You won’t need to apply multiple coats of sealers every year or worry about rot. If prepared and built properly, you should never have to worry about weeds creeping up either.
The most you’ll ever have to do is take out the hose to wash off dirt and debris.
Start Designing Today
If you’re ready to start adding a whole lot of value to your home and lifestyle, it’s time to build a patio!
Starting dreaming and designing today! Start by creating your dream patio with all of the outdoor features you want. Then, come up with your budget and see where the two meet up.
Remember, you can always add on to it over time, so build the patio you can afford now, and turn it into your dream patio over time if necessary!
Good luck, and remember to check out the rest of our articles for more fun and informative posts!