The weather is warming up and that means it’s time to head outside and enjoy the great outdoors!

Adding a patio onto your home can add a great deal of value to your outdoor living space.

Patios are a great place for relaxing, grilling, entertaining, and playing. But there are endless options when designing your patio, and the choices can get overwhelming.

Let’s walk through the process of designing a patio so that you’ll be ready to tackle it with your patio contractor.

Expert Patio Buying Guide

Choose Your Size and Shape.

The first thing you’ll need to decide is how big you’d like your patio to be.

Do you want a small area for a seat or two so you can enjoy a few minutes outside in the evening, or do you want a grand outdoor entertaining space complete with a grill station, bar, and fire pit for gathering?

The intended use of your patio will have a dramatic impact on the size and shape you select.

Which Material and Pattern Work for Your Yard?

After you’ve settled on a general size and shape, you’ll want to consider your building materials.

Do you want a luxurious patio with patterned pavers or natural stone?

The material you choose for your patio is nearly as important as the size and shape, because it will make a statement to anyone who uses it.

If you want a structured patio that blends in well with your home, pavers or brick may be a great option for you.

If you are trying to create a natural outdoor oasis, you may want to consider stone that blends in with natural outdoor beauty.

Want to Add Luxury Features?

Once you’ve determined the general design of your patio, you’ll want to consider adding some more luxurious features.

Seating walls surrounding your patio are a great addition as they separate the patio from your yard while also providing additional seating for your guests.

Built in fire pits or fireplaces are another great addition that add functionality and beauty to your patio.

Built-in kitchens are another great addition, allowing you to maximize your time outside while still getting dinner on the table.

North American Landscaping is Your Trusted Patio Contractor!

If you are in the market for a new patio addition to your home, give us as North American Landscaping a call today to discuss your perfect patio.

We will work closely with you to design the perfect patio for you and your space.

Our team will incorporate your wants and needs into a patio design you’ll love for years to come. Give us a call today to speak with a patio contractor!

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