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How to Build The Ideal Patio

  • 06
  • 08
  • 2015

We’re in the prime of summer in the Yorkville area, and it is a great time to enjoy outside with your family and friends. You will need an ideal location at your home to be able to enjoy their company outside.

The ideal patio is something that can be done to individual taste. For instance, the patio features and amenities that are right for your friends or neighbors may not be right for you, and your home. Done right, and it can be the perfect way to enjoy a stay-cation.

Here are a few considerations for building the ideal patio:

Layout and design – How much ground do you want your patio to cover? Do you want something large that takes up some yard space, or are you simply looking for a place to grill, and that’s it? How many people will be joining you on the patio, typically? This is the time to consider the most basic functions of what you are looking for.

Building materials – When it comes to building the ideal patio you’ll have a wide array of options for building materials. For instance, brick, pavers and stone all work well. They each give you their own set of unique options when it comes to layout patterns. Brick is long lasting, and the color will stay consistent. Pavers are durable, low maintenance and are easy to install. Stone offers minimal maintenance, a unique look and feel, with a variety of textures and colors. You’ll have to decides on the features that are most important to you and your family.

Amenities – What do you want to be able to do on your patio? As mentioned before, is your patio simply a place to grill and bring food back inside, or is it something you want to use to enjoy the nice Yorkville summers? An outdoor kitchen might be an attractive alternative to a simple grill. If you’re looking to enjoy a few fires here and there, a built in fire pit might be the perfect addition for your ideal patio. You may find a retaining wall a nice feature to round out the look of your patio. It all depends. A backyard pond might be an attractive feature for your backyard that will make you want to get more use out of the patio.

Are you looking to have a conversation about building the idea patio for your home? Who do you want to enjoy it with? What do you want to do? Contact us, and we would be happy to have a conversation with you about creating the perfect ideal patio for your home.