Planning a patio design
The first and most important step in building a patio, is planning its design. Planning must be done before you buy any materials and other things you need.
If you don’t have any ideas of your own, search online, in magazines and books for creative designs.
The most important feature of the patio design is the focal point. This focal point is represented by things that stand out like trellises, birdbath fountains, lakes, pools, flower beds and even statues. The focal point must match the theme of the entire patio.
Patio lights are very important not only because they allow you to enjoy the patio when night comes, but also because they enhance the overall atmosphere.These lights can be placed pretty much anywhere, from ceilings and walkways to trees and flower beds.
Depending on the issues you face with your patio, related to rain and shade, you can purchase patio covers that offer either shade or rain protection. There are some covers that solve both issues.
The outdoor patio furniture you will use depends on how big the patio is and its purpose.
Having all these ideas in mind you can plan and design a proper patio.