A fabulous trend in home construction is including a covered walk-out patio in the construction phase of a new home. This option is low-maintenance and allows homeowner's to enjoy their backyard immediately upon taking possession of their new home.
When designing a covered patio, be certain to ensure that it will be large enough to be functional for your needs. Make sure that it will cover all of the patio furniture and equipment you will want to utilize. In addition, it is important to make sure that its size is proportional to the size of the remaining rear yard. Generally, we think the minimum comfortable size for a patio should be 16" x 16".
We love the stone pillars and flag stone used on the covered patio pictured here.
At New Royal Homes, we include covered patios in many of our home designs.