After all, the size does matter and … it appears that so does the shape. To determine the size and shape of your patio you would really like to consider what furniture you would like to put on your patio.

Here are typical things that belong to a patio:

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  • Table
  • Chairs
  • BBQ
  • Swing
  • Hammock
  • Lounger
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Outdoor bar
  • Large plants
  • Flowers

The basic rules you may like to follow are: decide on what will go on your patio and decide on how you will arrange them onto the patio and make sure you leave enough space to move around. Not planning and hoping that in the end you can fit anything on your patio, including your kitchen sink, may prove you wrong.

Here are typical examples of patio layouts:

Coming up with a design that fits your needs is all it matters. You should build the patio of your dream that will serve your purpose. If you are just looking to add value to your home, but you are not really into enjoying the patio life, you can stick to one of the typical patio layouts illustrated above.

Now that you decided on the size and shape of the stone patio is time to have some more fun while selecting the stone for your patio. You may like to share the fun with all your family!

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