A patio can be more than a place for a table and chairs. It can offer your family and friends a spot to gather, enjoy meals, and share together time. A patio can be a place for quiet seclusion or a spot to enjoy a favorite outdoor activity, such as bird-watching. Transform your patio from ordinary to extraordinary with tips and ideas that bring it to life. We've gathered exciting examples to make it easy. Start by gathering inspiration from a stunning landscape in Portland, Oregon. In just one garden, there are 17 ideas for remaking your backyard into a true outdoor retreat. Part of creating a retreat is making sure there's privacy around your patio -- even if it's just a border from the neighbors. Lots of tools -- fences, pergolas, half-walls, or landscape plantings, for example -- can offer that privacy. We've gathered these ideas so you can find one that fits your needs. If you're starting from scratch and want to tackle your own paver patio, turn to our clever installation how-to, which breaks down the process into 10 simple steps.
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