Create a Backyard Getaway: Ensure Privacy. Your outdoor room will feel more like an oasis if it has a sense of enclosure. Fences and garden walls ensure privacy for patios, but you can also use lattice, pergolas, and landscaping to define outdoor spaces and screen views of neighboring houses.
I LOVE this patio. The side garden used to be a grassy slope, worn ragged by a Slip'N Slide and dog play. Designer Phil Wood used stone for paving, walls and seating to define an outdoor room for entertaining and gathering.