Beautiful Extended Patio Ideas For Any Backyard

Your backyard is the perfect place for summer entertaining, but without an escape from the sun, you won’t be able to stay outside for long. You could get small patio umbrellas, but they’re not practical for more than a couple of people and tend to look temporary. An extended patio is the best solution for a backyard that lacks entertaining space. Click To Tweet

Extended Patio Ideas

Extending your patio is essentially extending your home’s usable space. Whether you want the full coverage of a covered patio or pavilion or the diffused light of a pergola, you’ll find your backyard getting a lot more use.

Covered Patio

A covered patio is built onto your home and designed so as to mirror the style of your home’s architecture. It provides full coverage shade, with open-air sides.  It’s ideal for a lounge area, outdoor living room or bar.


A pavilion is a fully covered, open-air structure that resembles a covered patio but doesn’t have to be built onto your home. 1 or more sides may feature a wall, depending on its function. It can be built close to your pool to provide shade to swimmers taking a break on land or might be covering an outdoor kitchen.


A pergola provides partial shade, though you can dd curtains or climbing vines to enhance its privacy and sun protection.  These are perfect for creating a rustic, romantic conversational area, or to place over a hot tub.

A Focal Point

An extended patio or outdoor structure creates visual interest and draws the eye. This is especially important in new homes, that might lack mature trees or other design elements. A cement slab patio is a start, but you can do better!

Tie It All Together

Adding a large architectural element to your backyard is a big decision, and it’s best to consult a professional. Building a beautiful structure with lush landscape surrounding it can add value to your home and make your backyard a destination all year round.

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