Designing An Amazing Patio For Your Bay Area HomeNovember 25th, 2020 | by codyallen
As Bay Area interlocking concrete paver professionals we know a patio can be a boring, dull square of concrete or a fabulous area your family and guests will enjoy immensely. Regardless of the size of your backyard, we have a few tips on how to create the patio of your dreams.
First, know how much space you have to work with. Taking concise measurements is important to the design of your new patio, as is the layout or your backyard. We specialize in design for any size or shape property, so we can help you visualize what the completed project will look like.
What material best suits your style preference and budget? Decades ago, the only material used for patios was poured concrete. While this is still an option, most homeowners today prefer concrete pavers not only because they’re far more beautiful and available in an endless array of colors, styles, shapes and sizes, but because you don’t have the problems often found with concrete such as cracking.
Once all of the details are in place, it’s time to start considering furnishings, lighting, plants and other elements that lend to the visual appeal and atmosphere of your outdoor space. Whether a picnic table or tables, chairs and lounges, choose furnishings that will not only be comfortable, but complement the decor. You may even want to include a firepit as a focal point – and one that will keep you warm on cool nights!
Lighting is another essential element as it not only provides security, but creates ambiance as well. From lighting installed around the perimeter of the roof to strings of lights or lanterns, you can enjoy those backyard barbecues or parties with friends and neighbors well after dark.
Plants are a natural component of the outdoors; what patio would be complete without shrubs, vines or strategically placed potted plants? Plants add a natural, lush element to the environment.
A patio can be just a patio, or it can be a spectacular outdoor space that not only invites you to spend more time outdoors, but adds value to your home. At The Paver Guys our Bay Area paver professionals are specialists when it comes to design and installation of concrete pavers and other hardscapes. Trust our team to transform your space into one that’s exquisite.