We have a partially exposed basement, with a patio door. We have slowly been working on a rec room/game room type thing in the basement area inside, and would like to work on this more this winter. Our big project THIS year has been our deck on our upstairs patio door...now I'd like to consider our project for next year being some sort of patio for this door. It would be nice to have an area to grill out with friends right outside the door of this rec room area, which will be complete with a full sized refrigerator built into the wall....and have a sink, and a bathroom down there, so not much reason to have to go upstairs! I'd love ideas. Seems like patio blocks would be the most expensive route... I have considered the idea of just a concrete patio? Square/rectangle shaped, and plant small shrubs or plantings in a strip between the patio and rock walls, rather than having the patio go right up to the rock walls... anyone with a great eye for this sort of thing have any suggestions?