An increasing number of people have started utilizing their outdoor spaces more often. People host parties, dinners and gatherings in their backyards and spend time with their family and friends outdoors. One of the most popular and functional additions to the landscape are the patios. They are a great addition and can act as an extension of your indoor living space. Over the years, we at Heavenly Oasis Landscaping have seen clients paying a great deal of attention to paver patio designs.
Our long-term clients here in Greenville, Parker, Gantt and Berea, as well as Wade Hampton and Mauldin have opted to add a patio to the landscape instead of upgrading interior spaces in their home. Patios can be used for a variety of different purposes and they also add an interesting design element to your backyard.
Most of our clients in Taylors, Greer, Simpsonville, Easley and Spartanburg have installed patios because they want to spend some time outdoors in the open air. After being cooped up in the office or workplace for several hours every day, patios can offer a good break away from the four walls of the indoors.
Paver Patios and IdeasA well-constructed patio can last for a lifetime. That’s why you need to choose the paving material and design carefully. We’ve seen some people who choose paving material just to keep up with the trends and have regretted it later. It’s best to pick a paving material that fits into the entire design of your home and appeals to you personally.
- Brick: When it comes to wide, lasting appeal, brick paver patio wins. Many people have installed it in the past and would continue to install it in the future. Brick has a timeless appeal and looks charming when it’s well maintained. These pavers are easy to clean, requiring nothing more than soap and water. Their color never fades and they retain their vivid looks for several years. You can lay it in a variety of different patterns like running bond, herringbone, basket weave, etc.
- Cobblestone: While cobblestone isn’t used for wider areas that see heavy traffic because of its uneven surface, it’s ideal for walkways and paths. They have an old-world appeal, reminding you of ancient cities and castles. Moreover, as walkways, they look very organic and natural. Cobblestones are also very durable and can come in a variety of different patterns. They can, however, be a bit expensive.
- Flagstone: This is a very popular paving material for patios, offering a natural, earthy look. Flagstone patios are easy to maintain & very durable. The stone comes in a wide variety of earth tones and sizes. The surface is also slip resistance and is permeable.
- Concrete: No material offers more variety and options than concrete. Concrete pavers come in different colors, shapes and sizes and can fit into any design concept. The pre-cast paving stones are durable and easy to maintain. This material is also relatively inexpensive and easy to install.