How to Create a Patio Your Family Will Enjoy for Years to Come

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Looking to add a new dimension of space and comfort to your home?

Designing the patio of your dreams can be an affordable way to create an outdoor space for your whole family to enjoy. An outdoor patio can even increase the value of your home!

Here are a few tips to consider when working with an Alameda County paver contractor to create your new patio.

1. Know Your Space

Before making any home renovations, it’s important to take proper measurements. Knowing how much backyard space you’re working with is crucial to your patio design.

When in doubt, discuss with a professional. An Alameda County paver contractor will help you visualize how the patio will fit into the current layout of your backyard.

2. Choose a Flooring Material

Once you’ve measured the layout of your patio, you’ll need to pick out a flooring material that suits your style.

In the past, many patios were set with poured concrete. When looking for design inspiration, you’ll notice that many contemporary patios have paver flooring.

Paver tiles come in a variety of styles, colors, shapes, and sizes. For a unified look, choose one or more tile styles that match the overall aesthetic of your home’s features.

3. Furnishing for Style

Now that you’ve picked out your patio flooring, start shopping around for the furniture that you’ll include on your patio.

Consider picking a piece of furniture that will act as the centerpiece for your patio. A centerpiece could be a picnic table, a firepit, or even a fountain.

4. Plants to Blend

Along with furniture, plants can also spice up the look and feel of your outdoor space.

If you decide to include plants in your patio arrangement, be sure they blend well with the current foliage of your backyard. For less upkeep, consider potted air-plants or succulents, to planted shrubbery or flowers.

As with any landscaping, cut down on long-term cost by buying plants that will survive well in the climate of your region.

5. Lighting

Patios are perfect outdoor spaces for evening barbecues, picnics, and parties. Make sure your patio is well lit so that you and your family can enjoy evenings outdoors.

For a simple approach, a spotlight attached to your house is a great start.

Landscaping lights make a nice addition to a patio. You can choose from a number of styles to match your furniture. To set the ambiance that you desire, you can even try out a variety of bulbs, from bright fluorescents to soft, low wattage lighting.

As mentioned above, you could even include a firepit for natural lighting. Alternatively, you could also position tiki torches or candles throughout the seating area.

Get Started with an Alameda County Paver Contractor

Now that you’ve got these patio design tips in mind, you’re all set to start creating the perfect outdoor space for your home.

Still feeling hesitant about how adding a patio makes sense for your backyard? Not sure where to start?

Let us know your questions and we’ll be happy to assist you!

Michael Conway