Planning Your Patio

April 9, 2024

Backyard Patio

The first step to realizing your home’s outdoor living potential is establishing your patio area. The size, shape, and location of your patio area will define the overall layout of your new space and should be well thought out. Asking yourself a few questions is a good place to start:

• How will your patio accommodate foot traffic from your house or your lawn? 
• Where do you anticipate your seating areas will be located? 
• How much square footage will you need to accommodate all the furniture and features that you would like? 

You may want some assistance in answering these questions, and we are here to help. Just give us a call!

Once you’ve established the physical footprint of your patio, the next phase is deciding on building materials. From traditional brick and ornamental paver stones of various designs and colors to natural stone, your patio’s pavement will be a defining feature of your new space. This can be daunting at first, but our designers are skilled at picking complementary materials and colors that will help your new patio fit seamlessly into the design of your home.

Patios allow you to turn empty outdoor space into a comfortable living area. Mindful planning allows you to make your new patio the best it can be. If you want our assistance in planning your ideal outdoor space, contact us today.

Enhance Your Evenings with Landscape Lighting

In planning your landscaping, don’t forget what your yard will – or could – look like after the sun goes down. The right lighting can add an entirely new dimension to your landscaping that will increase both the functionality and visual appeal of your outdoor spaces.

Lighting can use your larger landscape features and your house itself to create dramatic shadows or silhouettes. Different effects can be created by up-lighting a shrub or tree (shining light from the ground up) or by down-lighting it (shining light down from overhead). The right illumination can also transform an otherwise neglected porch or patio into an inviting living space for warm summer nights.

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