Without a doubt, one of the best patio ideas is to incorporate a hot tub into it. It is soon to be winter and many people enjoy their hot tubs more during the cold months because it is fun to get into the hot water while the air is cold outside. Sitting in a hot tub with snow all around is even better!

If you have a patio, you can go for the standard hot tub that will sit above the ground. This is the cheapest and easiest way to have a hot tub and most people can find a corner or good spot for it. The problem is, no matter how time you spend choosing a hot tub or how much you spend on it (and some of them cost a lot!), it won't look as good as it could while sitting above ground.

The best hot tub for any patio is one that is sunken into the ground or made especially for the patio like the one below in the picture. Custom sunken hot tubs are by far the best looking and the most expensive which makes them too pricey for most people. Depending on the value of your home and the design of your patio though, installing a custom hot tub in your patio might be something you want to consider.

Homes that are over a million dollars and up would customarily be the best candidates for this type of setup because they would typically have the best patios. If you have a great flagstone patio or some other design, installing a sunken hot tub is one of the coolest patio ideas you can have to elevate it to the next level.