Patios adds practical utility to the outdoor areas of your house. This increases the overall usable space that the house has. For instance, if a house does not have a patio, it tends to have quite a bit of redundant space either at the front or at the back that cannot be easily used for any purpose. A patio changes that and this is what home buyers are out in the market looking for. So if your house has some extra space at the front or the back, you should consider installing a patio, it will definitely increase the re-sale value of your house as well as make its outdoor spaces more useful and habitable.