25 Stylish Attached Covered Patio Ideas You’ll Love

minimalist modern attached covered patio with oudoor furniture

A covered patio connected to your home can truly upgrade your living space. Imagine sipping your morning coffee while the birds sing, or having friends over for summer barbecues late into the evening – rain or shine! Take a look at our concept attached covered patio design gallery for ideas and inspiration and let us know what you think.

Designing Your Dream Patio

When planning your perfect patio addition, start by picturing exactly how you want to use it. Decide if it will mainly be a cozy spot for relaxing with a book, an entertainment zone for hosting gatherings, or perhaps a versatile extension where your family can enjoy meals, play games, do crafts – the possibilities are endless!

The location you choose is key for seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living. If possible, connect it right off your living room, kitchen, or dining area for easy access. Make sure it will get good sunlight and airflow throughout the day while also having shade available when needed.

Now comes the fun part – picking your materials! Complement your home’s style with natural wood, sleek metals, affordable vinyl or elegant stone. Just ensure the materials can withstand the weather in your area.

You’ll want to carefully design the roof to provide the coverage and atmosphere you desire. Open pergolas allow glimpses of sky while letting in fresh air. Retractable awnings give you flexible shade control. Or, opt for a solid roof to use the space year-round, rain or shine!

When evening rolls around, the right lighting transforms any patio into a gorgeous oasis. String lights instantly provide a warm, welcoming glow. Or go for a modern look with recessed lighting across the ceiling. Lanterns and sconces cast charming accents along the sides.

Of course, you’ll need comfortable seating and decor to match your personal taste. Arrange an outdoor dining set for alfresco meals under the stars. Set out a conversation area with sofas and armchairs for relaxation. Add rugs, cushions and throw pillows to make it extra cozy!

contemporary attached overhang above patio

Take your patio up a notch by integrating special features like an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, ceiling fans or heaters. Now you can cook, dine and entertain out back without missing a moment of the gathering!

And we can’t forget about the surroundings! Incorporate planters, vertical gardens, pathways and water features to immerse your patio into the landscape. You’ll feel fully connected to the soothing sights and sounds of nature.

modern patio pavilion with wooden ceiling and lighting

Privacy elements like screens, curtains or fences allow you to retreat into your own secluded sanctuary. Spend time alone reading or napping out back with no disruptions.

With some thoughtful layout, planning and design choices, you can create the ultimate outdoor living space tailored exactly how you like it. An attached covered patio expands your home’s livable area in a gorgeous way. Get ready to make lasting memories out back with the people you love!

gabled patio overhang with veranda

A gabled design provides visual interest and a sense of luxury in your sitting area. Extra features like a large bladed ceiling fan can help keep things on the cooler side during the warmer months.

patio with trellis
This rustic attached pergola with trellis privacy walls makes the perfect habitat for climbing vines of fruit trees. Wind a lemon tree up the posts for a touch of Capri Italy, or add lovely wisteria, climbing roses, or clematis for beautiful flowers. If you want a more fragrant vine try honeysuckle or jasmine. For an evergreen vine consider Boston ivy, or evergreen clematis. And don’t forget grapevines, Virginia creeper or Trumpet vines as other all-time favorite picks.

patio with sunroom
An enclosed sitting area can be screened in to keep out pests and add additional privacy from the neighbors. To get more use throughout the year one could even add glass panes to create a three season room or sunroom addition that could add extra resale value to the home.

patio with sun shade

Even something as simple as an attached canopy cover can create a more attractive outdoor dining scenario. This helps protect outdoor seating wind, rain and sun and help make diners more comfortable.

patio with string lights
Adding string lights is an inexpensive way to instantly increase the allure and ambiance of an outdoor seating area.

patio with spa
In addition to privacy, a hot tub under a covered pavilion eliminates a lot of the upkeep caused by weather damage and debris. 

patio with sliding door
A tongue and groove planked ceiling give an organic flair to the overhead area and looks excellent on a wide variety of home styles.

patio with sail shade
Using shade sails are a great way to add extra sun protection if your backyard gets especially hot. They can be installed during the warmer months and taken down during the winter to keep them from being damaged.

patio with retractable awning
A retractable awning is great solution for many homes that don’t want the construction costs associated with a permanent addition.

patio with propane heater

This rustic patio design features a covered pergola with set concrete in the form of flagstones surrounded by gravel and lawn.

patio with privacy screened in sitting area
This screened in structure is made from a stacked stone base with decorative wood posts to hold up its wooden overhang. A rough stone fireplace makes the perfect gathering spot on cold nights. The large wood mantel is a nice touch that gives it extra panache.

patio with pool view and brick flooring
Having a section near the backyard swimming pool that is shaded is a good idea for those who want to enjoy the outdoors while keeping an eye on swimmers. The rustic look of brick fits well in a traditional or Mediterranean style home.

patio with pizza oven and outdoor kitchen
The wraparound counter of this outdoor kitchen complete with grill, dishwasher, sink and pizza oven provide plenty of space for bar stools and relaxing and enjoying the views.

patio with modern pergola
This modern pergola features a retractable canopy to provide cover when needed.

patio with grey slate and modern pavilion with outdoor kitchen, fireplace and overhead lighting
With its stylish overhead cove lighting this pavilion makes an amazing hangout. It complete with a central gas fire pit, slate tiled fireplace and concrete waterfall island outdoor kitchen.

Bohemian style patio with outdoor rug

This bohemian styled outdoor lounge uses an oversized area rug to frame its pallet sofas and coffee table.

patio with outdoor curtain around pergola
Installing outdoor curtains to your pergola can offer privacy when needed and create a romantic ambiance when needed. Bring in comfy seating with large cushions to create your ideal oasis.

Old world style patio with fountain and terracotta brick
This covered area built around an outdoor fountain is made from terracotta bricks and gives an old world charm with its backdrop of large pillars, French doors and mature hedge landscaping.

Patio with stacked stone fireplace and recessed light roof overhang
The marvelous stacked stone fireplace is a special setting for hanging out with friends and family. The large gabled ceiling with recessed lighting and cage chandelier makes this the go to spot day or night.

patio with dining area and kitchen
With its central dining area and barbecue area close by this design has plenty of room for entertaining.

patio bar with attached shelter
This outdoor bar was created to provide plenty of seating opportunities for guests. The large gabled roof structure looks stylish with its aluminum sheets and faux stone look.

patio with chairs and adjustable louvers

This metal structure fits perfectly with the style of this modern luxury home. The elevated dining patio provides an excellent vantage point toward the backyard and is framed by a contemporary horizontal wire fence.

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