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Can’t decide between a patio and a deck? You likely don’t have to.

You might be asking yourself, “What’s the difference between a patio and a deck?” You might also being wondering which will suit outdoor needs. You may be surprised to find that both are the answer.
Patio is a spanish word that means courtyard. A courtyard is traditionally an open space and if you are opting for a patio, it is likely to be made of stone, pebbles, brick, or concrete and sit directly on the ground. Decks are primarily made of wood, composite or vinyl and often sit above the ground so that access can be made from the house. Space permitting, why not consider a patio and deck combination.

040 large cedar deck and patio
Choosing a patio and deck combination will ease transition from one space to another and with a little application of design, both will enhance your outdoor space while providing lots of room to be creative.  Decks are often used in the backyard to take advantage of a spectacular view while a patio frames out that pool nicely.

Deck and patios are an extension of your personal home environment and just like your home, there may be more than one room. Building a patio and deck combo will ensure you have more than one room in your outdoor space as well. The variety of materials that will be used in a patio and deck combination will give texture and depth to the overall look of your backyard.

deck and patio

Creating a deck and patio combo can seamlessly tie in your hot tub, fire pit, outdoor kitchen or any other element that you want to incorporate into that space. Goals can be established in creating your deck and patio combination with careful planning.  Attention to detail and a great design will ensure that your vision becomes a reality and that your reality includes an inspired outdoor retreat for family and friends.