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What Kind of Patio Is Right For You?

  • 11
  • 06
  • 2015

Summertime in the Batavia area can be a great time to spend outside in the back yard. That time spent at home outside is always nicer when you have done everything you can to enhance your outdoor living space.

Outdoor patios make a great place to grill or enjoy a relaxed outdoor fire.

Maybe it is time to get rid of that decrepit deck. Or maybe you are simply looking for the right way to beautify your outdoor living space while adding some function. Either way, it might be time to build a patio.

When it comes to building a patio for your home, there are a lot of factors to consider.

Here are some considerations for determining what kind of patio is right for you:

  • Determine whether you are looking to have large summer gatherings or entertain for two.
  • Make sure that your patio compliments (and doesn’t clash) with the look of your home.
  • What kind of add-ons are right for you and your family? For example, are you looking for a fire pit, outdoor kitchen, walkway or gazebo as part of the project?

Another consideration that you will want to make is the materials used to create the patio. Budget, appearance and durability can all have an impact on what the right material is for your outdoor patio.


For instance, brick is an excellent choice for building an outdoor patio. It offers a lot of options and freedom for the look and feel of your patio. They come in a multitude of colors or shades. You can also lay them in a variety of patterns to enhance the look of your outdoor patio. Before going with brick for sure, you will want to make sure that your selection is the right grade and durability for those Batavia winters.

Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers or Unilock pavers offer individual concrete pieces at an affordable price. They can create a distinct look, and come in a variety of colors and shapes. Because they are individual pieces, they can easily be replaced if one cracks or fades over the course of time.


There are a variety of natural stones that can be used to lay a patio. For instance limestone can be a local, environmentally friendly choice that ties into the look of many area homes.

The next step…

Are you thinking about building a patio? Are you wondering what the right patio for your home might be? Contact a Batavia area landscape company to find out more today.