Building an “outdoor room” is a way to extend your indoor living space, create a place for outdoor entertaining, relaxing and dining and also add value to your home.
A patio is a very low-maintenance option for your outdoor space, and also fairly DIY-friendly. But make no mistake: proper preparation is key, as you’d find out the hard way when your slapdash patio buckles, cracks, shifts and grows weeds from every nook and cranny.
Ground preparation varies according to the patio material you choose. The main materials to consider are concrete and pavers.
Concrete: Good techniques