There is more to having patios than just clearing off one spot in your house like your backyard where you will be pouring some cement in it so you can have a patio. You should know that patios now come in different styles, shapes, sizes, and uses and they even come with different materials. But before starting on your patio project, you have to be able to ascertain what purpose there is to having your patio and what is the style of your garden and home as well as the shape and dimensions of your property. Once you are able to get these facts straight in your patio project only then will you have the ability to determine what will be the size, shape, paving materials, and placement of your patio you will be having.
When it comes to the place of your patio, there are a lot of factors that you have to keep in mind along with some questions that you have to be able to ask yourself. Why have you decided to have a patio in the first place? Will your patio be used for a large number of people or just be used to host a few people? Whatever use you have for your patio, you must be able to know its proximity to your home. Once you decide that your patio will come with a fire place, it will be great that be creating a huge distance from it to your home so that the fire can be easily contained. It is crucial that you also assess the total space of your yard. It is not wise to be having a very huge patio when your yard is just so small. Moreover, another aspect that you must not fail to consider is the shade or sun that you want your patio to have. If one use of your patio is for sunbathing, then you have to be able to choose a spot in your yard that is sunny.
In terms of shape, you can have your patio shaped freely or in a circular or square shape. The most commonly used shape for patios will be those that are in square shape as they can easily blend with different kinds of garden. When your patio will serve as your common place to entertain a great number of guests, then you should have it in a large rectangular or square shape. When you choose to have a circular patio, it is up to you if you will have it in half circle or full circle. When you opt to have the full circle patio, you need to have a center point and this will not be of help with other hardscapes.