A patio not only improves the appearance of your home, it also improves the value. Future prospective homebuyers will appreciate the thought and investment you put in to upgrade your home. One of the major advantages of a patio is the additional amount of useful space you get. This gives you an added level of functionality and allows you to enjoy your home even more. If you have any furniture, a grill or an outdoor kitchen, you really have a true outdoor living space.