Patio Design Basics: Creating a Stylish Focal Point

A well-kept patio is an asset to every home. So if you’re pleased with how your own outdoor oasis currently looks but would love to spruce it up even further, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, patio door and window installation contractor Renewal by Andersen® of Houston shares tips and design ideas that can help you create a visually interesting focal point for your patio.


Fire Pit

Keep yourself and your guests warm and entertained by setting a fire pit as your patio’s centerpiece. Not only will the fire boost your patio’s curb appeal, it’ll also provide a soft, inviting glow during your evening get-togethers. Surround the firepit with comfy couches to maximize the enjoyment factor.

Seating Arrangements

Take advantage of the spectacular view that your patio has to offer by setting up a seating area facing the scenery. When a visually stunning focal point is already right in front of you, the only thing left to do is pull up a seat and enjoy the front-row tickets to the view.

Patio Door Upgrade

Don’t limit the potential of your patio door to just being a functional feature. The next time you schedule a window replacement, go ahead and schedule a patio door replacement as well. Make sure your new patio door elevates the look of your patio by taking into account the central theme of your outdoor space.

Outdoor Fountain

An outdoor fountain will add a touch of whimsy to your already charming patio. Whether it’s a lazy afternoon or a quiet evening, you’ll surely enjoy listening to the calming sounds of gently flowing water. You can even add lights so that your patio fountain remains the focal point even during night time.


A piece of memorable art hung up on the wall of your patio will surely give your guests something to look at (and talk about). However, you have to be careful when choosing the artwork so it doesn’t clash with your patio’s overall look. Once you pick a focal point, keep everything else simple for maximum effect.

Whether you’re looking for high-quality patio doors or casement windows, Renewal by Andersen of Houston is the company to call. Call us today at (281) 547-6177 to schedule a free consultation. We serve several locations in Texas, including Katy, TX.