Essential ways to make small patio ideas work for you

small paved patio with awning and garden furniture
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Working with small patio ideas might seem as though a lot of styles are out of reach for compact spaces, but that is simply not true. 

Even the tiniest of outdoor patios can be improved with simple tricks to make them welcoming and functional — as long as you're realistic about what can be achieved. 

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.