Easy Patio Ideas for Your Remodel Inspiration

Use our patio ideas to create your stunning backyard paradise quickly and cheaply.

Remodeled Patio with Cornerstone Fireplace and Grill Island

We make designing your patio easy and intuitive.

Many people are familiar with how to make a room in their house functional. Yet, they become overwhelmed with their patio or outdoor living area. Perhaps it is because homes have many rooms and we are more familiar with them. Perhaps the walls and ceiling boundaries help us define the space in our minds. But people often want the same things in “outdoor living” as in “indoor living.” We dispel many areas of frustration in our articles about how to design outdoor living spaces and patios. These pre-designed plans will show you an effective way to get the essential building blocks of highly functional outdoor living space using our affordable DIY outdoor living kits.

Recreate your home’s “Big Three” rooms outdoors to create a fully functional outdoor living space.

These rooms are the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen. Satisfying the minimum requirements of these rooms are simple. But we will give them some added flair to make a lovely patio you will be proud to own at a price you can afford. Since most (if not all) can be done yourself, you will save money and instantly create usability and added value to your home. Done correctly, you will likely add greater value to your home than the money you invested in making your outdoor space.

View our patio plans and ideas below for inspiration to create or remodel your backyard.


Amazing Tiny Square Patio Ideas

$12,000

Backyard idea with a tiny square layout design that features a stone Fireplace and stone BBQ Grill Island
Tiny and square patios can have all the features that make for a stunning outdoor living space.
You can create an stunning, fully-loaded outdoor living space even if you have a "boring" square patio.

Homes of all sizes can be found with small uninspired square concrete pads for a patio. Don’t think that your small concrete pad can’t be turned into a stunning outdoor living space. Indeed, square patio spaces- even small ones- can produce a big “wow factor.” The key is to embrace your space and try to make it feel as large as possible. The key to doing this is to give it larger-than-life outdoor features like a fireplace and grill island. We’ll cleverly place some features off the pad to increase space. Then we will use softscapes to highlight the intimate settings. You will keep the space open and usable by keeping the outdoor furniture size in check by avoiding over-stuffed outdoor furniture with large, high-maintenance cushions. So get rid of that cheap rusty ol Weber and read more as this patio features all the premium features you want to relax after a long day or entertain family and friends.


Square Patio Ideas

$14,000

Backyard Square Patio layout Idea on a upraded concrete pad with Barrington Deluxe Estate and Masterson-D Grill Island
Our basic square patio ideas have all the desired features to transform your patio into the envy of the neighborhood.
You can create an stunning, fully-loaded outdoor living space even if you have a "boring" square patio.

Homes of all sizes can be found with small uninspired square concrete pads for a patio. Don’t think that your small concrete pad can’t be turned into a stunning outdoor living space. Indeed, square patio spaces- even small ones- can produce a big “wow factor.” The key is to embrace your space and try to make it feel as large as possible. The key to doing this is to give it larger-than-life outdoor features like a fireplace and grill island. We’ll cleverly place some features off the pad to increase space. Then we will use softscapes to highlight the intimate settings. You will keep the space open and usable by keeping the outdoor furniture size in check by avoiding over-stuffed outdoor furniture with large, high-maintenance cushions. So get rid of that cheap rusty ol Weber and read more as this patio features all the premium features you want to relax after a long day or entertain family and friends.


Long Narrow Patio Ideas

$15,000

Long Skinny Patio Design
Long and narrow (skinny) patio spaces can have all the features that make for a great outdoor living space.
You can create an amazing, fully functional outdoor living space even if you have limited width to work with.

This outdoor living patio design is made for narrow lots that extend away from your house that is often found in urban areas or older, more densely packed neighborhoods. Narrow spaces and patios can be tricky to decorate. The key is to keep a path along an edge to promote traffic flow from one pod to the next. Whatever the reason for having or needing a long narrow patio, this simple design is a stunner! Like all our patio designs, this patio features all the features you need for much-needed “me time”, or the similarly important “family time.” However you choose to utilize your patio, this layout can accommodate your needs.


Wide Patio Ideas #2

$17,000

Wide and Shallow Patio Idea with fireplace and outdoor kitchen grill station
Shallow and wide patios can have all the features that will make your neighbors jealous.
You can create a stunning outdoor living space with shallow, wide patio.

Homes of all sizes can be found with wide concrete pads for a patio. Don’t think that your wide concrete pad can’t be turned into a stunning outdoor living space. Indeed, shallow, wide patio spaces- even small ones- can produce a big “wow factor.” The key is to embrace your space and try to make it feel as spacious as possible. The key to doing this is to give it larger-than-life outdoor features like a fireplace and grill island. We’ll cleverly place some features off the pad to increase space. Then we will use softscapes to highlight the intimate settings. You will keep the space open and usable by keeping the outdoor furniture size in check by avoiding over-stuffed outdoor furniture with large, high-maintenance cushions. So get rid of that cheap rusty ol Weber and read more as this patio features all the premium features you want to relax after a long day or entertain family and friends.


Wide Patio Ideas with TV

$18,000

Birdseye Backyard View of a Wide Patio Idea on a concrete pad with Bremly Deluxe Estate Outdoor Fireplace with TV and Masterson-K BBQ Grill Island with Grill Dome Kamado
You can build a wide patio with all the features that make for an amazing outdoor living space including a TV.
You can create an entertaining wide patio with TV for watching the game outside.

Homes of all sizes can be found with wide concrete pads for a patio. Don’t think that your wide concrete pad can’t be turned into a stunning outdoor living space. Indeed, shallow, wide patio spaces- even small ones- can produce a big “wow factor.” The key is to embrace your space and try to make it feel as spacious as possible. The key to doing this is to give it larger-than-life outdoor features like a fireplace and grill island. We’ll cleverly place some features off the pad to increase space. Then we will use softscapes to highlight the intimate settings. So get rid of that cheap rusty old Weber and read more as this patio features all the premium features you want to relax after a long day or entertain family and friends.


Whatever your patio size and shape, you can create a simple yet effective plan.

 Instead of getting a massive and expensive open patio that resembles a dancefloor, you get something much more helpful (and natural) at a fraction of the cost. Of course, these designs can be stretched and modified as needed. But you should find these pre-designed patios as an effective and efficient use of space. Moreover, we try to balance and harmonize the indoors with your outdoors.

Through the intelligent use of your patio space, you can achieve a patio you will love, and your family will enjoy. The key is efficient sharing of space for movement along and between pods. People in large gatherings break into smaller fluid pods of two to five people. We use this pod approach to build patios conducive to forming and moving between these pod groups. Applying this concept allows you to easily create an enchanting backyard patio that includes the three main components of a stunning outdoor living space. You get an outdoor living room, dining room, and kitchen that will add function while increasing your property value and adding privacy from your neighbors. You get all this with the benefits of relaxing outside amongst natural flowers and shrubs in your enchanting green space.