Built-In Patio Seating: An Answer to Your Outdoor Entertaining Needs


People come in all shapes and sizes, they have different attitudes, likes and dislikes. And it isn’t a far stretch to say that people will make social decisions based on comfort and accessibility.

When it comes to entertaining outside during the warmer months, the same can be said for close family and guests who you invite to your outdoor gatherings. Appealing to different levels of comfort is a sure-fire way to encourage people to visit, time and time again.

And for outdoor entertaining, there’s a simple addition you can make to your patio without sacrificing too much space, while vastly expanding the number of ‘seating choices’ — built-in, stone patio seating.

Patio Seating without Chairs

The most common way to make room for more guests without compromising comfort is to add a short, seat-height wall on one or more perimeters of your patio. You can then choose to add cushions, plants, statues, and much more.

The Benefits of Patio Seating

Even if the perimeter wall(s) can’t be built-out with stonework, building them atop your current patio shouldn’t take too much space away from what you have. Depending on the length of your wall/seating, you’ll now have an extended area to accommodate more guests in a casual manner. The more the merrier, right!?

Plus, using stone(s), you won’t have to replace them anytime soon. Even durable, portable chairs need to be replaced from time to time.

Additional Ideas to Include in Your Patio Seating:

  • Storage areas
  • Plants
  • Trees
  • Umbrella
  • Drink reservoirs (just add ice)
  • Lighting

At Gallivan, we pride ourselves on our abilities to create custom outdoor living areas and we have a million ideas that can take your favorite outdoor spot and make it the place to be (yes, you’ll long for it during the winter!) for you, your family, and your friends. Contact us to connect with one of our patio installers and start the planning process.

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