Patio sizes are determined by what needs to fit on your patio and how spacious you would like it to be. Such things you might want to include on your patio might be a dining table and chairs, lounge or club chairs, a fire pit, fireplace, or outdoor cooking area. Once you decide what is to be included, you can design your patio.
The above information will give you a general idea of size. However, the best thing to do if you want to make sure your patio will be large enough is to draw it out on paper. Draw a general shape you like, and then place your patio features. Some things to remember...
Here are some standard sizes that can be useful when planning your patio size.
Dining Table and Chairs
60" round - fits 6 - 8 people
48" round - fits 4 - 6
42" round - fits 4 - 5
6 feet long x 2 feet wide
3 -4 feet in diameter
Outdoor Cooking Area
This can be a multitude of sizes. I would say to figure 2' x 6' as a minimum.
If you want to have some fun, download Google Sketchup.This free software will let you draw quicly in 3D and let you include patio furniture and other items.
If you'd like help with your patio, take a look at my ebook on patio designs. Choose from many of my professional layouts or modify them!
And if you'd like to know real pricing for almost all areas of landscaping, you will find this book extremely informative...and eye opening!
Patio Sizes and Shapes - See some more images for patio layout and size ideas.
Seat Walls - Take a look at how I placed seatwalls on some patio designs.
Pergola - picture and sizes.
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