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The 9 Greatest Patio Designs In America

By on Apr 10, 2014
The 9 Greatest Patio Designs In America

Patio designs can take many forms, but you know you have a winner when you refuse to leave your newly installed patio. I have seen some of the best patio designs across the country, but there were only nine that really stood out and caught my eye. Once you’ve seen these nine great patios, you’ll ponder why you never installed your own.

9 Great Patios

It’s safe to say that if you were enjoying a quiet night in July on this patio, you would never want to leave. The fairy lights along the house, comfortable outdoor furniture and heat lamps make this outdoor patio the perfect setting no matter where you live in America.

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9 Great Patios

Fantastic patios need plenty of space and covering. This amazing patio certainly meets those criteria with the wood ceiling, a screen covering to the outside, a custom wood-burning fireplace with a stone mantel, tile flooring and plenty of furniture to relax on. Patio designs do not get more extravagant than this.

9 Great Patios

Fantastic patios are more than just design. They also need amazing views. This remodeled patio has it all sitting atop the hill with the outdoor fireplace, cement flooring, accordion doors in case it gets too cold and light wood patio furniture to give it that rustic touch.

Stone fireplaces are very popular for outdoor patios. There are other fireplaces you can incorporate into your next patio. See our 6 Hot Fireplace Design Ideas.

9 Great Patios

This deck and patio combo would have been perfect for the Roman emperors back in the day. It almost seems like the design was taken from the 1400’s. Nonetheless, it still looks as gorgeous as any other patio with the large hot tub in back, curtains surrounding the covered area, dark wood flooring, long white sofas, custom lighting and a mustard yellow area rug. Throw in the view and this is one patio you would never mind visiting.

9 Great Patios

When you see a gravel courtyard, many homeowners think of an Asian design. However, gravel courtyards and patios are used in many designs across different cultures and are now making their way onto American soil. This indoor/outdoor space added tile steps, glass sliding doors leading outside, stained wood furniture and four woven seats for family and friends.

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9 Great Patios

At first glance, you may notice all the wood used for this newly installed patio. However, when you take a closer look, you can see all the contrasting elements these homeowners used like the stone siding, slate tile flooring, stained wood ceiling beams and wooden outdoor furniture. The chaise lounges and lantern lighting all around were terrific additions.

9 Great Patios

Tuscan design elements are quite popular with new patios and that was the route these homeowners chose with the very large white fireplace, cobblestone patio, a large ceiling fan to cool you down in the summer and black metal patio furniture. The surrounding white columns and luxurious space completes this fantastic patio design.

9 Great Patios

While waterfalls may not be part of the patio itself, it certainly adds another design element to great outdoor patios around the country. This patio implemented ceramic tile and brick flooring, rock planters, numerous flower beds and three huge fire pits that will keep your guests warm even on the cooler summer nights.

9 Great Patios

The forest view caught my eye for this newly installed patio. For those homeowners who seek quiet when the sun goes down, this patio design is for you. They added a wood-burning fireplace, wicker furniture, a sisal area rug, concrete flooring and silk shades that surround the entire patio. The design is rather simple, but sometimes, when it comes to outdoor patios, simple makes for a wonderful design.


There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to patio design. As long as it’s comfortable, meets your qualifications and let’s you escape every time you give it a visit, you’ll end up with a design winner.

Those of you ready to install your own patio, see our DIY Tips for How to Build a Patio.

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