Your patio can be built with or without a structure. There are two different categories of patio structures:
‘Attached’ and ‘standalone.’
Attached Backyard Patio
An attached backyard patio structure is connected to the home and requires customized architectural drawings since attached structures make use of the house for some degree of structural support.
The most common factor used to determine the feasibility of an attached design is the home’s existing window locations relative to the proposed structure’s roof line. (Specifically, where the patio structure’s roof line will intersect with the home.)
Though we create custom designs and pricing for each project, the cost range for attached pavilions and porches we have built in the past range from $110-$167 per sq. ft. The cost range to budget for a 300 sq. ft. attached pavilion would be approximately $33,000- $50,100.
Standalone Backyard Patio
A standalone (unattached) patio structure or covering is structurally independent from the home. A standalone pavilion offers more design flexibility since you don’t have to coordinate with existing roof lines and windows. A potential downside is that a standalone pavilion puts the patio roof farther away from your current living space(typically a minimum of 3-7’ depending on the township regulation).
Though we create designs and pricing that are customized for each project, the typical cost range for standalone pavilions we have built in the past range from $88-$147 per sq. ft. The cost range to budget for a 300 sq. ft. standalone pavilion would be approximately $26,400- $44,100.
Ideally, we generally want to keep the patio area as close to existing living areas as possible for a smooth transition and maximum usability.