Raised patio and raised lawn areas create impact with their simple yet very distinctive forms within the garden.
On sloping sites, simple distinctive forms can also help to reduce the visually dominating effect sometimes caused by sloping ground. In contrast to the sloping aspects, a well defined geometric shape can create a sense of calm and balance to create an overall much more pleasing and certainly usable space.
To help reduce the prominence of the raised profile and/or to create a subtle visual break and often useful safety feature, it is well worth considering incorporating a planted area along the perimeter of the raised patio. Raised areas very often require steps, which can be constructed in a variety of shapes, sometimes the simpler more discreet integrated steps look best, maintaining the prevailing consistency of form and line.