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Concrete Patio SizeBy Scott Cohen, The Green Scene
One of the most challenging aspects of hardscape design is the proper placement and sizing of outdoor patios. Good patio design gives you the opportunity to create an outside living area - an extension of your home - for entertaining and relaxing all year round.
To know which patio type will best suit your needs, you must determine how it will be most used, and how much space you have to work with. In large backyards, an open outdoor living room space may be ideal. If you have a quaint courtyard or side yard area, a bistro patio with a vertical wall fountain might be your best bet. Below are links to the most common dimensions for good patio size. You can also print the patio size chart (PDF) for reference.
Standard size 6-7 feet. Great for side yards and little back corner destinations.
Standard size 16-18 feet. Great for deep seating patio furniture.
Standard size 12-14 feet. Great for accommodating a 48" round table.
Standard size 2-6 feet. Great for lounge chairs and cocktail tables.
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