Do you already get a design for your patio? If you do, the next thing you need to do is to think about the patio ideas, or the idea on how you are going to build your patio. There are some things that you need to think about after you get your patio design. Where do you can get the best ideas? You can get the ideas from TV, magazines, or internet. Those references will help you to get the idea.
After you have the patio design, you need to think about the space that you have or that is available. How big is going to be the patio, you should know this for sure. Then the shape of your patio will be oval, square, or rectangle. Next is the drainage; if you already have runoff system, you can save some money by working with the existing runoff system. The levels of the patio; it will be good if it has multidimensional surfaces, because it can work well with uneven level and slopes. Next is grading; make a flat patio base is a must.
You can make indoor or outdoor patio. Your outdoor patio can be attached or detached from the main house. You can build your patio with various materials, like stone, brick, gravel, or pavers. Most patios are built from sand and pebble base or concrete slab. You can realize your patio ideas in many ways. However, remember that you need to consider the size, shape, drainage, level, and grading of your patio.