Tips for Choosing a Perfect-Sized Patio for Your Needs

January 10

If you’ve decided to have a patio installed for your home, you will have to put some thought into determining the right size for your patio. How big your patio will be will depend on your needs and what you intend to do in your outdoor area. Many homeowners end up with patios that are either too big or too small for their needs. That is why it’s always best to reach out to knowledgeable experts on stone pavers in San Diego who will make sure you pick just the right size for your patio as well as help you pick a suitable base for your patio pavers. Read on to discover some tips on how big your patio should be.

What is a good size for an outdoor patio?

Choosing the right patio dimensions will mostly depend on how you intend to use your outdoor space. Determining the right space will also require substantial knowledge on your part, so it’s best to leave the work to seasoned designers who will make sure that your patio meets your needs perfectly. Here’s what they will take into account when picking out the size for your patio:
  • Whether you plan to cook and dine on the patio;
  • If you want the patio to be a relaxation area that includes a fire pit or fireplace;
  • How many people will use the patio regularly;
  • If you plan to host parties on the patio;
If your outdoor space is on the smaller side and you want it to include a fire pit or other patio additions, you will have to carefully consider the placement of the amenities in order to prevent feeling cramped and uncomfortable when using your patio. Rely on the following guidelines when deciding on the patio size:
  • Leave some extra space around the furniture to allow room for walking.
  • Think about where the furniture will go and how it will be used.
  • Always go bigger if possible to accommodate all the amenities you want to add.
  • Consider adding seatwalls into your patio to save space.
  • Discuss your wishes and needs with your designers to help them come up with the best approach.

How do you measure a patio?

How you go about measuring your patio will depend on the shape of your outdoor space. A square patio space can be measured by multiplying the length and width of the area you plan to have paved. On the other hand, a patio that is more abstract in shape will require a bit more work. You will have to divide your patio space into more regular shapes like rectangles, squares, or triangles in order to calculate the area you’ll have to pave. You can use paper and a pencil to plan and calculate the total area. If that sounds like too much work, don’t hesitate to reach out to professional landscape designers. They will use the latest technology and equipment to measure and plan your outdoor space, making sure it meets your needs down to the tiniest detail. They will also suggest the best paving materials for your patio as well as give you any other landscaping advice you may need.

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Planning and installing a patio in your outdoor space takes considerable time and effort. Sometimes, you’d rather spend your free time relaxing in Balboa Park than working in your backyard, and that’s completely understandable! That’s exactly why Pacific Dreamscapes is here! We’d gladly take over your landscaping project and provide you with the patio you’ve been dreaming of. Give us a call!