Your patio can easily become the most lived-in area outside your house, a social hub and family resource. A patio can also serve as a private outdoor space, especially in condo living. Condo patio ideas are just a few. In condo patio ideas, there are only a few elements you may be permitted to modify. One is the ground. By dividing your space between grass and cement patio, or ground cover plants and brick or paving stones, or raised planters and a deck, you can add utility and visual interest to your space. Changes in elevation, even the addition of a planter mound, boulder or pedestal, make small spaces appear less confined.