Are you looking to transform your back patio into something more useful? Reclaim your outdoor space and make it more inviting with these 5 back patio extension ideas.
Build a back porch.
A back porch can be your secure and private outdoor living room where you can spend long afternoons and nights in. When adding a porch, make sure it follows the architectural style of your home. You can have the roof line extended to cover your porch or install a pergola as a patio cover.
Add a fire pit.
A fire pit is a good source of light and warmth for colder evening. It also makes your outdoors more inviting, a great spot to bond with the family outside. A fire pit also adds flexibility as it provides central heating that can reach a wide span.
Extend your concrete patio with pavers.
If you have a concrete patio that is too small for your outdoor living needs, extension is your best fix. However, to build an extension using the same materials might be too expensive. To create more outdoor living space with a leveled surface, use pavers instead. Larger pavers can be installed directly into your backyard. Now you have an extension that connects both to your existing patio and to the rest of the landscape.
An extension of the paver patio idea, you can also use pavers to shape it into a walkway. Create paths and inspire a sense of discovery. The walkways also direct foot traffic and protects your ground cover.
Create a breakfast nook.
Clear a spot and arrange a seating area where you can spend your mornings in or relax during afternoons. A couple of sturdy metal chairs and a table can suddenly transform an ignored area into a private spot for self-reflection.