When deciding what to add onto the exterior of your home, it is hard to go wrong when you choose to build a patio. A patio is essentially a cement slab that goes right off the back of your home. There are several different things that you can add to your patio to make it even better. Here are three great features to add to patios. Pergola If you want to add a shelter to your patio that still allows a bit of sun to come through, then a pergola is an excellent option.