When considering building your patio, it is advisable to think deeply about the size of your patio and how that will affect the other features of your garden.
Therefore, the size of your patio needs to be well situated to truly enhance your gardens environment.
Most patios you see can be in rectangles, but this is not always the case. Design your patio shape to best fit your requirements from it.
Always remember you can fill spaces with gravel or wood chips if you would like to have a specific shape to your patio.
No one likes hard work, well a few might, but more to the point, design a patio layout to make it easy to maintain. Drainage is a main consideration to avoid buildup of water and green slime.
Also, the use of a pressure washer for cleaning slabs might damage nearby walls or plants so should be always considered.
Planning the right access to your patio might seem obvious but this can be overlooked at times. Take into consideration any possible future plans to extend your home as well how will the patio be used. If your patio is to be used for BBQs or social events then consider allowing easy access to the house.
If you will just be using it to relax in the sun while reading a book then access can be pushed down the priority list to ensure great sun shine all year round.