Covered patios extend your home’s livable space. This outdoor dining area has a brick floor and wooden shade awning. The designers installed this type of flooring so the patio has a steady foundation. At the same time, the shades provide protection from the sun, rain, or falling leaves. In addition, the designers hung curtains to make a canopy. These curtains will give you privacy on occasions that you need it. If not, this spot is your oasis – an outdoor area where you can relax and enjoy nature. One thing is for sure in building outdoor patios: the more complex the design, the more you should hire a professional to do the job.