Deck or patio: Which one is right for you?

Custom flat with columns2 worthy outdoor spaces, 1 tough question: deck or patio?

When you are about to invest in an outdoor project, you want to carefully consider all the factors – from the cost of the installation, all the way through to the maintenance. Of course, you want to make the most out of your choice, so you need to know everything.

Deck or patio?

These 2 are both great additions to your home, but choosing can be difficult. Let’s define each outdoor space first. A deck is an outdoor platform that extends from a house without a roof, while a patio is a paved area situated directly to the ground. A patio can be attached to your home or can be free standing. Both outdoor spaces are good for entertaining guests and enjoying the nature but, when choosing, you have to consider your needs and budget.

patio BusseltonYour budget

Decks can sometimes be more expensive while patios are known to be a little cheaper. Well, the materials used may contribute to its cost but generally speaking, installing a patio directly into the ground costs less compared to having a deck.


Decks are roofless which means;they are usually exposed to the harsh weather. Depending on the materials being used, a deck may require staining and sealing every couple of years. On the other hand, patios don’t require a lot of maintenance. Sealing your patio is optional. Normally, a sweep or use of a leave blower regularly can make your patio look nice and clean.

More privacy

Patios are built much lower compared to decks and have more flexibility in design so you can have a style that offers you privacy. However, since a deck can be built above the ground, it may offer less privacy, but give you are better outlook instead.

gable patioDeck or patio: Which one is right for you?

The answer really depends on your preference. Depending on your needs, there are times when a deck may be more suitable for your home. However, a patio may also meet your requirements. Whatever your choice, don’t forget to have an enjoyable outdoor experience with your friends and family!

Deck or patio: Why not have both?

Remember it doesn’t have to be a one or the other you can always start with a patio and then have your decking added later or if your budget allows have both done at the same time.

Do you want to install a patio, with or without decking? Contact CPR Outdoor Centre for all your needs. We can build your dream patio and make your outdoor experience more enjoyable! Ring us today for a free quote.