It is important to access your needs when planning an outdoor living space. Patios are an extension of your home and properly designing the space will add comfort and ease to your yard.Decide how large your dining table needs to be. If you frequently have a large crowd a big table is good, but if you sometimes need a more intimate setting, maybe two smaller ones would be better. You can always group them together to accommodate more people.
Cooking areas need to be large enough for both food preperation and serving. Make sure heated appliances are away from circulation patterns.
Smaller, seldom used patios can be converted in quiet seating areas.