Patio builder shares how a patio can make your home feel bigger


It’s common for homeowners to feel a bit cramped in their living space after a few years, especially for those who have a growing family. If you don’t have the budget to build a new room, there’s another way you can maximize your living space and make your home feel bigger: add a patio!

Not only can a patio make your home seem bigger, but it will allow you to make the most of your outdoor living space as well. At Ollendorff Construction, our patio builder team has helped many homeowners throughout Los Angeles boost their livable space. Here’s why you should consider adding a custom patio to your home:

A patio extends your indoor living space outdoors

Depending on how you use it, your outdoor living space can very much be an extension of your home. One way to achieve this is by matching your outdoor decor with whichever room opens up to your patio.

For example, let’s say your living room leads to your patio. When designing and decorating your patio, try to use some of the same textures and colors found in your living room for a unified aesthetic. The goal is to make your room seamlessly flow outdoors.

Be sure to also include plenty of furniture to make your patio functional. Overall, this will extend your room’s livable space outdoors, making it seem larger than it actually is.

More natural light gives the illusion of more space

When you consult with a patio builder, be sure to ask about adding a windowed door that allows you easy access to your patio. This will provide a number of benefits.

First, bringing more natural light into your home brightens up your space and makes it seem bigger. This is why our patio builder recommends installing sliding glass doors or French doors, which both let in lots of light.

Second, being able to see your patio from inside your home will visually extend your living space. This will make your home seem airy and spacious.

Lastly, having a door to your patio from inside your home makes it more integrated with your indoor living space. This creates a continuous flow of your home to the outdoors, and it also makes your patio more functional.

Think about being able to go straight from your kitchen to your patio with a cup of coffee in the morning. By having convenient access to your patio, you can effectively add more livable space to your home.

Gives you more space to entertain

If you frequently hold parties at your home, then you know how challenging it can be to maximize a small space. By adding a patio, you can practically double your entertainment space and
create a less stifling atmosphere for guests.

To make the most of your patio for entertainment purposes, our patio builder recommends adding a firepit, pergola, seating, or other design elements that allow people to comfortably gather around and socialize. Rather than keeping everyone indoors during parties, your guests can come and go as they please, and they’ll have more areas to enjoy themselves.

Consult with a Los Angeles patio builder today

If you’re thinking about adding a patio to your home, the professionals at Ollendorff Construction can help. We can handle the entire process, from designing your patio to building it. Contact us today to speak with an experienced patio builder in Los Angeles.