21 patio ideas to make your garden the perfect place to be this summer

patio with pergola
(Image credit: Jeremy Phillips)

With the right patio ideas, you can completely transform not only the way your garden looks, but also how you use it. 

Whatever you have in mind for your garden landscaping ideas, creating somewhere to place furniture in order to sit out and enjoy the scheme you have designed, to socialise, dine outdoors, lie back with a good book or get out the barbecue will really ensure you get maximum use out of your exterior space.

Amy Reeves

Assistant Editor Amy began working for Homebuilding & Renovating in 2018. She has an interest in sustainable building methods and always has her eye on the latest design ideas. Amy has interviewed countless self builders, renovators and extenders about their experiences for Homebuilding & Renovating magazine. She is currently renovating a mid-century home, together with her partner, on a DIY basis, and has recently fitted her own kitchen.