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Patio Planner Software

Learn how to create a floor plan, the different types and examples, as well as key considerations when designing them.


Create Patio Layouts and 3D Visualizations Online

It’s never been easier to get your clients excited about their new outdoor living area! Use Cedreo online patio design software to create detailed outdoor spaces your clients will love.

Easy-to-Use Patio Planner Software

You can create detailed landscape and hardscape designs with Cedreo’s feature-rich online patio design software. So go ahead and create a multi-level deck, an in-ground pool with a paver patio, or an extravagant outdoor room and fire pit area. If you’re unsure of how to do something, Cedreo’s support team and tutorials are ready to help you succeed.


Types of Patio Layouts

View patio designs and layouts in three different formats for each stage of the sales and building process: 2D layout, 3D layout, and 3D renderings.

An accurate 2D layout is the foundation for the rest of the project. With Cedreo, you can create a patio layout and basic yard boundaries in minutes.

Import a terrain layer and draw patio features around the home. The patio planner lets you quickly add a deck, garden, and other popular design features. Include outdoor furniture, plant symbols, and color-coded areas that help your clients understand the 2D floor plan.

For your clients to fully understand their new project, they need more than just 2D plans. The Cedreo patio planner provides a realistic 3D floor plan view from above that helps you and your clients better see the flow of the entire design. And unlike most patio design software that makes you switch windows or exit your 2D plan, Cedreo lets you simultaneously view your design in 3D as you draw in 2D.

Drag and drop surface materials for features like driveways, decks, and patios. Include trees, shrubs, and other greenery. Bring the design to life with patio furniture and exterior lighting. As you make changes, the 3D view is updated in real-time, which helps you and your clients make design decisions faster than ever.

No project presentation is complete without a photorealistic 3D visualization. Cedreo’s online patio designer helps users like you create professional outdoor renderings that help clients envision themselves in their new garden and patio area.

Customize the camera perspective, time of day, and exterior lighting. Add details like outdoor furniture and children’s toys to personalize your design. Once you’ve got everything ready, submit it for processing, and the patio design software will create your 3D rendering in just five minutes.

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6 Key Patio Plan Considerations


The location of the patio is the primary consideration when planning the garden and patio area. The site of the patio affects how often the space will be used and how convenient it is for its intended purpose. For example, a patio used for outdoor dining should be near the kitchen.


Think about the view from the patio that’s the most appealing. If views aren’t very appealing, attractive fences or adding shrubbery can be a quick fix. Don’t forget to also examine the distance to large trees that could damage the patio from above or with root damage.


It’s important to consider the climate when creating outdoor living areas. Think about sunlight exposure at different times of day, privacy, sound, and wind.

Structural Planning & Permits

You will need to reference local building codes for structural planning. For example, if you are incorporating a fire pit in your design, you may or may not need to get a permit depending on the size.


When considering the size of the patio take into account the surrounding garden and landscaping, the style of the house, and how the space will be used. Will the client be using it for large parties or intimate gatherings? Just seating or cooking as well?

Building Materials

Since the patio will be exposed to the elements, it's important to consider the materials used. Brick and natural stone make great foundations that will last a long time and are sturdy enough for heavy furniture. Wood is another favorite as it can be painted or stained as it shows signs of wear.