Building an Outdoor Patio? Here Are 10 Features You’ll Want to Include

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Take your warm-weather living to the next level with these 10 luxurious outdoor patio ideas. 

Bougainvillea & Tiles

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To make the seating area feel like its own nook on a larger patio, lay down some tiles that make it stand out.

Heated Countertops

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For those chillier evenings, heated countertops will make your outdoor space feel cozy. Perfect for stone bars, pool areas & patio dining, guests can enjoy leaning on a warm granite surface all year round.

A Glowing Pergola

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This sturdy wood pergola is shaded to perfection, and has just the right amount of fiery charm. The concrete slabs form a minimalist backdrop to the sleek lines of the modern outdoor furnishings.

Water Features

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If you’re not able to include a large stream or pond throughout your yard, consider designing a shallow, more controlled stream to run along the edges of your backyard instead. Click here to see more outdoor water feature ideas.

Small seating area

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No matter what size space you’re working with, there is always room for welcoming seating. The above photo shows a metal-framed daybed sitting on a small patio next to the homeowners’ back deck.

Patio Pit

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What is a patio without a flagstone fire pit? Adding fire to a patio is one of the best ways to get people to gather around and enjoy conversation. Typically used in cooler weather, a fire pit can be used during those long, summer nights to get kids gathered around and make s’mores.

Fireplace

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Better yet, why not make the upgrade to a luxurious outdoor fireplace instead? Your home will feel like it has doubled in size with a patio like this.

Outdoor TV

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If you’re someone who loves to entertain, then a T.V. is a must have. It not only adds luxury to your outdoor space, but it allows your guests to come together for a unique viewing experience.

Built-In Seating

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Including built-in seating, like this stucco sectional, will make your patio feel homey and welcoming.

Enclosed Setting

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This patio is located away from the house, surrounded by colorful landscaping and shaded by trees. A short wall provides a sense of enclosure.

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