Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Patios and Decks and other Lawn topics.
You should consider the location of the patio with the floor plan of your house in mind. In the summer, traffic should flow in and out naturally without any disturbance. Usually the backyard is the most obvious place for a patio, normally having the most space and privacy, but if traffic flow suggests other areas, almost any part of the yard can work. The flow pattern is controlled by the location of your entries such as doors, gates, and paths; important centres such as cooking, conversation, or play and furniture. As well, traffic should flow from your garden to the patio as naturally as it does from the house to the patio.