Patios first gained popularity in Spanish cathedrals and palaces in the 1400s. Any courtyard in a large estate was called a patio in those times. Since then, patios have become smaller outdoor areas attached to suburban homes. They act as an extension to your home and serve various practical purposes.
Here’s a list of all the reasons why patios might be an essential part of a house.
They’re Great for Working Outside
People now spend most of their time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these people have begun to work from home to prevent the spread of this deadly virus. However, working from your dining table every day can become tiresome. You’re also likely to encounter numerous disturbances if you’re sharing the space with others, which will lower your work quality.
Patios are an ideal place to escape distractions since they’re outside your home. You’re also likely to improve your mood and productivity as you’ll get a healthy dose of sunlight every day. So, if you want an office where you’re surrounded by natural beauty and get to breathe in the fresh air, a patio is the perfect solution.
Ideal for Outdoor Dining
Dining indoors can quickly get boring, especially in the summer months. However, if you have a patio, you can quickly bring out your dishware and cutlery to enjoy a delicious meal under the sun. Moreover, you can install an outdoor fire pit or even an outdoor kitchen to cook your meals in the open air.
Most importantly, when you have guests over, you can host your lunch or dinner on your patio without worrying about the limited space in your living room. Install a pergola, layout some weather-resistant dining chairs, and Voila! You’re all set to enjoy alfresco dining in your backyard!
They Add to Your Home’s Beauty
Whether you want your patio to match your living room’s motifs or create a new theme entirely, they’ll turn your dreams into a reality.
There’s an array of furniture you can buy to decorate your patio—from tables and chairs to outdoor chandeliers. Place a few seasonal or even annual plant and flowerpots, throw in some kilims or rugs to add an element of texture to your outdoor space, and turn on patio lights, and you have the coziest outdoor spot!
Moreover, if you’re looking to impress your friends, we’d suggest getting an outdoor fire pit. Outdoor fire pits serve as a focal point around which you can design your patio. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, they’ll also provide you with much-needed warmth during the colder months.
They Increase Your Home’s Value
According to CNBC, 82% of homeowners who install patios describe wanting to be at home more often. In other words, you have an 8-in-10-chance of falling in love with your home all over again after getting a patio!
More potential buyers will be interested in checking out your property and making an offer you simply can’t refuse!
What’s more, if you do decide to sell your home, then you’ll make back 2 cents on the dollar for every dollar you spent installing your patio. Now that’s a win-win situation we can get behind!
Offer More Space to Host Guests
Image Alt-text: A group of ladies drinking and eating on a patio
The need for more space can arise unexpectedly. Maybe your kids invited all of their friends over on the same day, or a few too many people heard about your Halloween party and flocked to your home. Whatever the reason, having a patio will put your mind at ease and accommodate your guests.
Depending on the layout, the process of extending your living room through your patio can be as simple as opening a sliding door. You could seat everyone inside and use the patio for dining, or just have one ample space for everyone—the choice is yours.
Even if you’re not having many people over, patios offer some much-needed breathing room. When you consider that the CDC recommends keeping 6 feet between yourself and the nearest person to prevent the spread of COVID-19, a patio might be precisely the feature you need to keep everyone safe.
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