Having a patio is a great way to enjoy your outdoor space and enhance your backyard experience.  Not only can a patio increase your home’s value, but it can also provide an outdoor oasis, or a hang out spot for friends and family.  While a simple patio is a great addition, there are many things that you can add to your space to take it to the next level.  Let’s look at some of the optional features for your patio that can take your outdoor living experience to the next level.


Patio optional features


Fire Pits

Fire pits and outdoor fireplaces are a popular addition to patios, and for good reason!  A fire pit or fireplace can not only add ambiance to your space but can also provide heat as the seasons transition.  A fire pit is a great focal point for your patio, giving you a place to gather around and socialize.  Whether you want to make s’mores, mountain pies, or simply gather around the glow of the fire, fire pits and fireplaces are a great addition.



Built-in seating is another popular patio feature because it allows you to maximize seating space, while also creating some distinction between your patio and the rest of your yard.  Built-in seating can give your guests more areas for sitting down and socializing.  Additionally, built-in seating around the perimeter of your patio can help it stand out as its own space in your backyard.


Privacy Wall

If you lack a fence and need some privacy on your patio, privacy walls are a great option.  Not only can these walls give you privacy from neighbors, but they can also help close in the space to make it cozier and more intimate.  Privacy walls are a great solution for smaller lot sizes where neighbors may be close by.  Privacy walls can be trimmed out with planters for a herb or a floral garden.


Outdoor Kitchen

An outdoor kitchen is a great way to bring your kitchen outside, especially if you plan to host a lot of dinners and BBQs this summer.  An outdoor kitchen allows you to prepare dinner while still being able to socialize with your guests.  Or maybe you don’t plan to entertain, but you want to enjoy the sounds of the outdoors while you grill dinner for your family.  No matter what your needs are, an outdoor kitchen is a great addition to any patio.



If your patio is in full sun during the hot summer months here in New Jersey, a pergola can provide some much needed shade.  In addition to providing shade, pergolas are great for defining a space and bringing it in, so it feels more comfortable and cozier.  To take the coziness up a notch, hang some string lights from the pergola to give your patio a warm ambiance.


Water Features

Finally, water features can be a great addition to any patio.  Whether you use a large water fountain to create a focal point in your outdoor space or opt for a small garden pond, just about any water feature will take your backyard experience to new heights.  The sound of running water is calming and relaxing.  A water feature can provide the perfect soothing atmosphere for unwinding on your patio after a long day.


Patio optional features

No matter what your patio needs are, we at North American Deck & Patio are here to help you. We are a patio builder in New Jersey with years of experience.  We’d love to help you design the patio of your dreams with all the features you’d like.  Give us a call today to discuss your project!


Contact us

At Jun’s Pro Services, we have solutions for building patios.  To help you decide if our solutions are right for you, we offer free estimates throughout our New Jersey service areas.  To schedule an appointment, contact Jun’s Pro Services by phone or email today!

Our masonry, concrete, hardscape, and paving experts serve all central and northern New Jersey including Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Passaic, and Union Counties.  We specialize in custom design.  Address 55 Terrill Road, Plainfield, NJ 07062.  https://junsproservices.com


Contact us at 908-322-1533


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