Men have been enjoying their personal terraces for thousands of years, and the trend certainly shows no signs of stopping.
Today’s modern patio remains largely unaltered from its earlier renditions, but still boasts a few new additions that elevate it to a status above our ancestors’ expectations.
Many homes are equipped with an outdoor patio, but sadly the magic stops there. For some, a patio is little more than a backyard extension upon which to set the odd lawn chair and hibachi grill. The discerning homeowner, however, sees nothing but potential in his patio sprawl. Overhead he may suspend carefully strung lights, while he welcomes guests to gather around the built-in fire pit; perhaps he beckons them beneath a well-constructed canopy, regaling them with stories while he prepares a feast out of his patio-equipped pizza oven.
Conversely, maybe a softly bubbling fountain or Zen garden ensures a peaceful atmosphere, a place of rest and repose. However simple or decadent your patio aspirations may be, you will no doubt be the best kind of talk in the neighborhood this season.
These top 70 best modern patio ideas are designed with the individual in mind, providing a fluid and unforced addition to the home that celebrates its inhabitants and their many qualities.
Whether you’re looking to bring the kitchen outdoors this summer, or simply share a drink under the stars in style, your patio is your personally curated stage and setting. So what are you waiting for? Time to put your very own midsummer night dream into action.