We just had 180 sq. feet of concrete added to our existing "patio." The builders called it a patio, when in truth, it was a 10x10 slab. It felt like we were packed in like sardines when we tried to sit out there on the patio furniture. The cooker was on there too and if Aaron was cooking out, you'd be sweating profusely, worried your hair, eyelashes or eyebrows were about to be singed off. No fun. So we extended it. I love having the extra room...it's amazing what two slabs put together does to make it feel like a real patio. Is it weird that this is my very favorite part of the whole thing?