How Do I Add a Patio to My House?

Does your backyard need a little pizzazz? Are you lacking the seating and dining space in your yard that you need to make it feel like an extension of your home? If so, you’re probably considering adding a deck or patio to your home. But if you’ve never undertaken such a task before, you might find yourself wondering how to add a patio to your house. It’s probably not as hard as you’ve imagined it to be.

Permits and Permission

As with any construction project, one of the first things that must be determined is the permit requirements. The good news is that patios are usually one of the least-restricted home improvement projects you can undertake. Because they usually lie flat on the ground and are often not attached to the home, many patio additions might not require permits at all.

However, it’s never a good idea to undertake any home improvement project without contacting your local authorities. It is practically guaranteed that there are local or state restrictions that you must adhere to, such as grade and height requirements. Thankfully, the permits needed for a patio are usually relatively simple compared with those required for other add-on home improvement projects.


After you’ve figured out what local requirements you must meet, you then have to decide who will build your patio. There are plenty of resources for DIYers who are so inclined, and because patios are relatively simple to build, it’s a task that many can accomplish. The flip side is that it’s usually relatively inexpensive to have a professional install your patio, which can save you valuable time and increase the value your patio adds to your home.

TEMO Sunrooms Provides the Finishing Touch for Patios

Once you’ve added a fantastic patio to your home, turn to TEMO for luxurious additions to it, like our beautiful patio covers and pergolas. We’re a national leader in outdoor living products and our products can help you spend more time on your new patio by making it even more comfortable. To find out more about any of the products available in your area, contact TEMO today.