Patios are winning. In 2014, a majority of all new homes – 56 percent – were constructed with a patio. On the other hand, 23 percent of the new homes had a deck, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
The National Association of Home Builders indicates regional preferences for decks and patios.
Source: “Patios: A Popular Feature in New Homes Started in 2014,” National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing Blog (March 3, 2016)