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patio

1. an open inner courtyard, esp one in a Spanish or Spanish-American house
2. an area adjoining a house, esp one that is paved and used for outdoor activities

Patio

An outdoor area, often paved and shaded, adjoining or enclosed by the walls or arcades of a house.

Patio

 

an inner court open to the sky and often surrounded by a gallery. The patio as a type of architecture goes back to the classical peristyle and is widespread in the Mediterranean countries, especially Spain, and in Latin America.

patio

1. An outdoor area or courtyard, open to the sky but enclosed, or partially enclosed, by the walls of a building. Although the term originally described such an area in a Spanish house, it is now widely used for any outdoor recreational space that is adjacent to a house; also See placita
2. A large quadrangle of an early Spanish-American mission, usually surrounded on all four sides by a series of abutting structures for protection.
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While, homemade patios can be a bit less expensive as compared to that made by professional patio makers, the future problems will be too huge to be ignored.
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After absorbing my advisers' counsel, enduring one full week of punishing work and putting Karen through a weekend of intense muscle strain, I can attest to the fact that a modest-size patio -- 10 by 15 feet -- is indeed doable, as long as you start off by getting a few things.
Neither does a patio need to be immediately adjacent to the house.
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