5 Ideas to Turn Your Backyard Into A Terrific Patio

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Improve Your Outdoor Living Space

Homeowners are always looking for new, more efficient ways to spruce their living spaces. And one better way to do this is by turning that extra space in the backyard into an aesthetically pleasing patio with beautiful doors and a pizza oven.

Sadly this can be a little too much for a lot of people as deciding what design path to follow can be a handful. From wondering what type of doors to install to contemplating the exact furniture to match your style.

Luckily, here are some design ideas we have provided to help make it a little easier, so you don't have to worry anymore. With that being said, do ensure you read this till the end.

Go All Natural

One great way to make use of your backyard feel more efficient is to go all natural. How do you do this? You can achieve this by designing an eco-friendly patio. For this, you would need a lot of wooden pieces and some plants.

Start with beautiful white fibreglass frame exterior garden doors that mimic the wood appearance and are equipped with clear glazing that introduce beige-coloured patio floorings. The furniture can go a step further by being made with recyclable materials to keep your space clean and healthy.

Growing natural ornamental plants like orchids or tulips could help spruce up the space a little, and with the addition of a decent pizza oven, you can definitely have a party in your yard.

Connect Both Spaces With Sliding Doors

Another great way to maximize the value of your home is by beautifully connecting both the indoor space with the outdoor space. You can achieve this by installing large bay glass sliding or bi-fold patio doors dividing the kitchen from the backyard.

A footpath would be required when doing this to help guide your guest into the transition. Putting potted indoor plants like the snake plant next to the pizza oven or grill could help seal the deal on this design masterpiece.

Design styles like these are relatively easy and pocket friendly, so you wouldn't really have to break the bank to get the home of your dreams.

You also would need to take proper care of your patio doors, as they are the most important feature in creating a proper transition.

Working With Fire Pits

You can achieve a lot with fire pits when it comes to designing the right backyard patio for you. This great look starts off with a well-tapered 2-panel sliding door fixed with a metal frame or french doors to introduce the rest of the space.

French doors are a better choice here as they help with the proper ventilation needed for your fire pit. Crafted permanent seating around the fire pit helps make it easy to relax around the fire at night, telling beautiful stories.

This might not be the most cost-effective option on the list, but with proper budgeting, you can implement this in your home.

Sunken Patios

This is a better design option for backyards needing shelter from strong winds. Incorporate levels to your patio designs by lowering your furniture area and raising the deck to give off a sunken look to your outdoor space.

The best doors to install for such a look would be sliding doors with clear glass glazing. This is because sliding doors could prevent strong winds from coming in when shut, and even when open, you won't have to worry about your doors getting slammed by the wind.

That being said, ensure you make the most of your sunken patio by placing a large centrepiece in front of your furniture and constructing a rustic outdoor pizza oven for days when you might have guests coming in.

Using Screens

During those sunny, hot days, having an enclosed backyard patio can make all the difference in the world. To do this, you would need large windows or retractable privacy screens to help keep the heat out.

This can be paired beautifully with equally large sliding doors that can be opened halfway to provide the needed ventilation for cases where the space might feel stuffy. You would also need proper ceiling fans installed to help improve air circulation.

Gas pizza ovens are a great choice for enclosed patios if you can vent the flue outside.  Otherwise, pizza ovens can be placed outside the screens to create a unique entertainment area  for gatherings and get-togethers.


Creating the perfect backyard patio requires putting a lot of thought into it. By implementing some of these ideas above, you could get the best out of your backyard space with little effort while still saving a lot.