What is The Difference Between A Deck and a Patio?

What is The Difference Between A Deck and a Patio?

Decks Vs. Patios: Which One is Right for You?

From Neave Carpentry

Are you aware of the difference between a deck and a patio?  When you are outfitting and designing your outdoor living space, the distinction is a big one.  This post from Neave Carpentry gives a great primer on the differences between these two outdoor living or landscape features, and what dictates when they are appropriate.  The post also talks about ongoing maintenance costs of the two options, as well as material options.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

What’s the best outdoor living space for you, a deck or a patio? If you’re pondering this question, congratulations!

Soon, you may have a delightful new space where you can enjoy brunch with the birds, grilled suppers with good friends and sips of wine under the stars.

Both decks and patios are great additions to your quality of life, offer extra living space and add value to your home.

But what’s the difference?

A Primer On Patios
A patio is an outdoor space placed directly on the ground. It could be connected to the house or constructed in a separate part of the yard.

Patios often have concrete bases, but some homeowners use stone, tile, pavers, brick or other materials to create the foundation.

In most cases patios don’t have a rail, but they might include such features as fire pits, built-in barbecues and sitting areas.

The Deal with Decks