When planning to build a new Adelaide patio, one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make is where to locate it. While having a patio attached to the house, especially immediately outside the main living area, is popular and often a great idea, sometimes it pays to consider other options.

In this blog, we’ll explore the various patio location options and the benefits of each, helping you make an informed decision that suits your lifestyle and property.

An Adelaide patio attached to the house is popular

There’s no denying that attaching a patio to the house immediately adjacent to the main living area is a popular option. It’s certainly where most of the patios that Outside Concepts build are located.

This location is popular – and often wise – for several reasons:

  • A patio located just outside the main living area offers unmatched convenience. It creates a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, making it easy to entertain guests, dine outside or keep an eye on children playing while you’re indoors. This setup is ideal for homeowners who frequently use their patios for social gatherings or family activities.
  • By integrating your Adelaide patio with your home’s main living area, you effectively extend your living space. Large sliding or bi-fold doors can open the area, creating an expansive, airy environment. This is particularly beneficial in Adelaide’s climate, where outdoor living is a year-round possibility.
  • An attached patio can significantly enhance the value of your home. Potential buyers often appreciate the added living space and the ease of access it provides, making your property more attractive to the market.

Exploring freestanding patios

A patio attached to your house and adjacent to your living area is popular, but it doesn’t mean it’s the best place for you. Perhaps a freestanding patio is a good option:

  • Freestanding patios offer a high degree of versatility in terms of design and placement. You’re not limited to a specific location and can choose a spot that best suits your needs. Whether it’s a quiet corner of your garden or under a large tree, a freestanding patio can be a tranquil retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the main house.
  • A freestanding patio can serve as a dedicated space for specific activities. For instance, you could design a peaceful yoga or meditation area, a secluded reading nook, or, if you’re lucky enough to have a swimming pool, a patio to relax by the water. This separation allows for a more focused and purposeful use of outdoor space.
  • By locating your patio in a more picturesque part of your property, you can maximise the enjoyment of your natural surroundings. Imagine sipping your morning coffee while watching the sunrise over your garden, hosting evening gatherings with a backdrop of blooming flowers or sitting in your patio while admiring the city’s lights.

Alternative attached patio locations

A patio attached to the house doesn’t necessarily need to be immediately outside the main living area. This is particularly the case today, when townhouses, units and apartments are becoming more common:

  • With most standalone homes, the backyard is exactly that; out the back. Your ‘backyard’ could just as well be to the side or front of your house. Or even on the second level or roof.
  • A patio outside a bedroom can create a cozy and private outdoor area. A relaxing nook to enjoy a morning coffee.
  • Locating a patio off the kitchen makes sense for some homeowners as it provides easy access for outdoor dining and entertaining, simplifies meal preparation and serving, and creates a seamless indoor-outdoor flow.
  • A front patio can add unique charm and curb appeal to your home. It’s an excellent spot for greeting neighbours, enjoying a front yard garden or simply watching the world go by.
  • For homes with limited ground space, a second level or rooftop patio can be an innovative solution. These patios can offer stunning views, ample sunlight and a unique outdoor living experience. They can be designed to include gardens, seating areas and even small kitchens, providing a luxurious retreat from on high.

Making the right choice

When deciding where to locate your Adelaide patio, consider your lifestyle, the layout of your property and how you plan to use the space. Consulting with an experienced patio builder in Adelaide can provide valuable insights and help you visualise the best options for your home.

At Outside Concepts, we specialise in creating custom patios that enhance your outdoor living experience. Whether you prefer a patio attached to your house or a freestanding structure, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

Contact us today to discuss your ideas and start planning the perfect patio for your Adelaide home.

Looking for a solution to your outdoor lifestyle? Call us now for a free quote on 1800 601 674.