Fall is here and soon we’ll be past the point in the year where snow and ice will be an issue. If you have newly moved, purchased a home, or want to update your current outdoor landsaping; now is the time to start considering your options. Due to labor shortages and supply chain constraints contractors are more backed up than ever before. This means if you’re serious about an upcoming home improvement project it’s time to get a contractor scheduled and the process underway.
Let’s take a look at some paver patio options to consider.
Outdoor Patios Extend Your Usable Outdoor Space
Depending on the size of your property and the home’s design, you may already have a back deck. This provides a great usable outdoor space but decks also have their limits. Firstly, many decks are raised from the ground which doesn’t offer easy access from side doors or back sliding doors. By adding an outdoor patio you are extending the usable outdoor areas of your property.
Patios Make Great Places for Outdoor Kitchens and Fireplaces
Having a gas grill on your deck does not count as an outdoor kitchen. True outdoor kitchens have their own electricity, water connection, and even gas lines (depending on the design). These are important utilities that cannot easily be added to a raised deck after it has been built. To properly install utilities into an outdoor kitchen they must be written into the building plans and approved by a local building inspector before work begins.
The ideal place for an outdoor kitchen is on a stable stone-built patio. This ensures that the patio can withstand the weight of the outdoor kitchen components. Those include:
- Outdoor Grill (gas or charcoal)
- Outdoor sink & faucet
- Outdoor refrigerator (and/or freezer)
- Outdoor fireplace
- Outdoor dining table and chairs
- other options
When we consider the load that will be added through an outdoor kitchen, a ground-level patio is far more stable and secure than a raised deck. The same applies to connecting water, gas, and electricity. It is far simpler for a ground-level patio to have these items installed and repaired if need be.
Planning a New Patio Installation
If you’re looking for a great way to utilize more of your property an outdoor living addition like a paver patio could be the best fit. The main obstacle now is getting a contractor on board within your budget range. Considering labor shortages and supply chain constraints it’s more important than ever before to plan well in advance for this sort of work. Last year folks who started the process late waited months for the ground to even be broken. Don’t let that happen to your upcoming project this year.
Rockland County Outdoor Patio Construction Done Right
Give us a call and let’s discuss your patio stone options, interlocking designs, kitchen connections, and more. Only your imagination will limit the size and scope of your project. If you’re unsure what options you have considering your budget, our dedicated team is here to help you through every step of the process. We are proud to install more patios and outdoor kitchens than any other contractor here in Rockland County NY.