If you’re looking to renovate a current patio installation or planning a new plot all together, you’ll have a wide range of options to choose from. When considering aspects like stone options, designs, sizing, and more, be sure to cover as many angles as possible and contact a local professional for help in planning.
Here we look at the steps towards choosing a new patio design.
1. Work Space
First and foremost is to determine where the installation will be going. Front yard or back yard? In place of a current patio or deck? A new plot entirely? Knowing your work spaces dimensions and any potential obstacles (trees, wiring, etc.), is the first step towards your end goal.
2. Choose Materials (Texture)
After you know where your patio will be built, you need to consider what materials or texture you prefer. There are a few different materials to choose from: smooth non-tumbled, tumbled/weathered, embossed (dimples and grooves on surface), tumbled & embossed, flagstone, and slate (to name a few). Determine what not only looks good with your landscape design and homes architecture, but is agreeable in terms of price and life time.
3. Choosing Color Schemes
After you’ve chose your materials you’ll need to decide on a color scheme. The most popular are typical earth based tons ranging from: sandstone, tan/buff/brown, cream/brown, grey/charcoal, terra-cotta/cream/brown, limestone, and grey/moss/charcoal. If you’re looking for a patio that complements your homes design, a good basic rule is to go with the stone coloring the same as that of your roof and/or shingles.
4. Style Of Stone
Paving stones are available in a wide array of styles and designs including: tile, antique cobble, brick, weathered stone, natural stone, bluestone, old world cobble, slate, flagstone, as well as special requests not listed here (speak with your landscape contractor).
5. Laying Pattern
When you’ve taken care of all the other 4 steps above, the final aspect to consider is the actual laying pattern of the paver stones. There are so many styles of stone and patterns that we’ll only look at the most popular here: Herringbone, Random Ashlar, Runner, and Random “I”.
This is the most basic things to consider whenever you’re looking at stone work for a patio or walkway. Be creative, design ideas can be as simple or as complex as you see fit. Possible combinations of designs may suit you best. For the best Paver Patios Rockland NY, look no further than 25 years of local expertise right here at Pro Cut Landscaping. 845-727-8815