A Complete Guide to Pavers for Patio Ideas
There is no better way to accentuate your outdoor space than with paver stones.
If you’re looking to perfect your pavers patio design then look no further. Pavers give you endless design and custom options while adding a hint of color, personalization and sophistication to any outdoor project! Here is how you can take your patio from ordinary to extraordinary with pavers!
Customize Your Space
The first step to your functional yet breathtaking paver patio is to decide how large you want to make it. The location and the size of the patio will dictate how many paving stones you will need. Mark off the desired area with landscape flags, measuring tape or marking paint. Once you’ve got all of that done you’ll need to select the type of paver you want to use and pick a design, and this is where it really gets interesting! There are a lot of options out there, so take a deep breath and don’t be overwhelmed. Your envisioned pavers patio can be achieved. If your not the do-it-yourself type, find a ICPI certified pavers contractor that can assist you with a design for your pavers installation.
There are several textures to choose from. You can choose a smooth, non-tumbled look or a more weathered tumbled stone that has a European feel. There is also the option of having the stone you choose tumbled in order to give it that old world antique look. There are even pavers that look like natural stone, slate or flagstone. Check out some of the different types of pavers textures and designs available.
When it comes to color, earth-tones are always in style. You can find everything from sandstone to brown, to gray. If you are looking to compliment your home then a good rule to follow is to pull in the color from the roof or trim of your home. This way your paver patio will accent your home and provide a continuous flow to the space.
On the other hand, if you are looking to make a real statement with your paver patio then go bold! Pavers are available in contrasting, vibrant colors such as reds and terracottas that can turn your patio into a statement piece and add that WOW factor.
You have an abundance of design choices at your disposal to create your paver patio. Simply pick a design that speaks to you and we can help you make it happen!
A very popular design involves mixing laying patterns. For example, you could have the main patio area with pavers at 90 degrees and then the put the pavers in the raised area of your patio at a 45 degree angle. This serves a dual purpose as it adds visual interest and also breaks up the space into defined areas.
You can also try a pavers circle design to draw attention to a particular area of the patio or just to accent your patio design. Or even just the combination of more than one pattern in the same area can add sophistication and uniqueness to your outdoor living spaces. Using patio furniture is also another way to accentuate your home’s spaces. For example, you can insert a different pattern where the table will be which will help to define a large, continuous space.
Another popular option is to incorporate a border into your patio design. Borders can be done simply by using a different texture, color or style of paver – the choice is up to you. Being creative with your home’s hardscapes is best to add visual interest to your patio.
There are so many options when it comes to pavers that you should take your time finding exactly what you want to create your own personal backyard oasis! We would be more than happy to assist you in your pavers journey and make the process as easy as possible for you. If you want to get a ball park estimate for your pavers project view our pavers prices or give us a call at 855-9PAVERS to schedule a free design consultation.
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