Outdoor patio with fire pit and outdoor dining table under pergola

Are you a homeowner who dreams of having a functional outdoor space you can use for entertaining guests or hosting parties, or as a hideout after a long day? Creating your dream outdoor entertaining area requires maximizing the space you have. That can be achieved with a carefully crafted and thought-out outdoor living space design.

B&B Custom Pools is a preferred pool designer, builder, and renovation specialist in the Lehigh Valley area. With over 50 years of experience, we help clients design their ultimate outdoor retreat. Here, we detail what elements we can help you incorporate into your patio design and how our team will make your patio design ideas come to life.

What to Consider When Designing Your Patio

Creating your ideal outdoor living space involves finding the right balance between practicality and design. Too much of something can throw off the look of your space, while an out-of-place element can draw attention in the wrong way. To achieve the right balance for your space, consider the following design aspects:


Before you begin thinking about what you want your patio space to look like, it’s wise to consider seating. If you plan to use your outdoor space for entertaining purposes, you will want to provide your guests with a comfortable place to gather. Underestimating how much available seating you need can limit how functional your space is when it’s time to host. When considering seating, you should account for where people will most likely gather in your space. From there, you can think of a seating arrangement that accommodates everyone you plan to entertain.

Outdoor Dining

If you plan to use your outdoor living space for entertaining, you’ll most likely be serving food. Nothing says “ultimate outdoor entertaining space” quite like an outdoor kitchen. Instead of leaving your guests to check on your food indoors, incorporate an outdoor kitchen. This allows you to remain outside while still preparing a delicious meal.

Even if you don’t plan to use your space for entertaining, a kitchen can be a great addition to your outdoor living area. Enjoy a prepared meal outside with your family and friends, or just by yourself.

Outdoor Fireplace/Firepit

Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are excellent options to add to your patio design. They extend the amount of time you can spend using your outdoor space. In addition to being a reliable heat source during chillier nights, outdoor fireplaces and firepits provide a stylish ambiance for your outdoor living area and act as a focal point. Guests’ eyes will be drawn to this beautifully built outdoor feature.

Our Design Process

At B&B Custom Pools, we take great pride in creating unique patio designs that meet the specific needs of our clients. We utilize a comprehensive no-cost consultation to better understand the purpose the client wishes their space to serve and how they want the finished product to look. Our design team will recommend design features and other amenities to help elevate the space further.

After learning about the wants and needs of the client, we inspect the job site for any potential obstacles that could affect the design. In addition, we take precise measurements and note anything unique about the current layout.

With all this valuable information, our design team gets to work on crafting your ideal outdoor living space. To provide clients with a full scope of what their new space could look like, we use computer-aided design software. This allows us to produce a 3D rendering of your outdoor space. Clients can see how various elements will look in their space before signing off on them.

Turn Your Patio Design Ideas into Reality with B&B Custom Pools

Most property owners can’t see the full potential of their outdoor living space. That’s where an expert can help. Serving clients throughout the greater Lehigh Valley and Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, and the greater Wyoming Valley areas in Pennsylvania, B&B Custom Pools offers professional design services. We can help homeowners create a patio area that meets their needs, allowing them to reap the benefits. Once a client approves a design, our trusted partners begin breaking ground and building the patio you’ve always dreamed of. Contact us today to get started on creating your ideal backyard and turning your patio design ideas into reality.