Supremely versatile, patios represent the very heart of outdoor living. After all, they’re where food is grilled, meals are shared, hot tubs get placed, and so on. Gone are the days where it was enough to tack on a patio as an afterthought. Now, more and more layouts are planned around outdoor living, with patios stepping into the home’s footprint to create multiple points of access and forge outstanding indoor/outdoor connections. For more homes that prioritize outdoor living, check out the collections of plans with porches and plans with wraparound porches.