Patios are a means of extending function from the interior to the exterior. Patios can be virtually any material that can withstand the elements of its particular location. Typically they are concrete, stone, brick, etc. The patio often is the place for gatherings and therefore other elements are often needed. Some of these elements are trellises, privacy fences, awnings, outdoor kitchens, lighting, benches, planters, water features, etc. With these elements, patios become more interesting and personalized for the residents who live there.
Here's some examples of patios from projects we've designed.