What features would you like to see when you look out into your patio? In other words, things that will give your patio that "wow" punch. This is important because if you are not 100% satisfied with what you see, you won't use the patio or deck.
A good place to start in the overall look of the patio deck design is the focal point. Where do you want your eyes to be drawn to? Would it be the grill and seating areas, a gazebo, a pergola, an inground swimming pool or a hot tub, or something else that catches the eye? In other words, what do you want to be the first thing anyone walking outside to your deck or patio for the first time sees?Make yourself a list of the different ways you would like to use your patio. Don't think of design just yet, but focus on the functionality. Only when you have a pretty good idea how you will use your new patio will you be able to come up with a good patio plan that fits your lifestyle.
Here are some of the things to keep in mind when planning your patio design:
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