Using Pavers for your Greenwich, Fairfield, Danbury Patio Design
Water features, fire pits and furniture may be the focal points of your outdoor entertainment area, but a solid foundation is the key to a safe and durable patio that won’t become dated or require renovations. Pavers can be used to maintain that natural, rustic charm while contributing a pleasing surface texture that requires fewer repairs than other paving materials. Here are a few design techniques and ideas with which to enhance your paved patio floor.
Laying patterns as a landscape feature
Arranging your pavers in specific patterns can serve to visually enlarge areas, draw attention to vertical focal points and improve the durability of the surface. The character and curb appeal contributed by these laying patterns transforms ordinary, functional patio floors into captivating aesthetic elements. Customize the visual impact of your laying pattern by utilizing smaller pavers for a more subtle design or larger stones for a bold, modern design. Uniform patterns can be created using one or two different paver sizes while a larger selection of sizes will result in a more random effect.
Borders and banding for functional style
Borders are strips of a different color used to enclose areas, while banding refers to those strips adorning vertical features such as low walls, outdoor fireplaces or fire pits. Borders and banding can be designed to match, bringing an enhanced sense of completeness to your patio. The color of your borders can also be customized to complement or contrast the surrounding patio stone and the shades within a home’s exterior. In addition to defining different outdoor spaces, borders also serve as a relief from large, unbroken expanses.
The effect of location on patio stone selections
When designing a poolside patio, opt for pavers with non-slip surfaces to ensure the safety of your family and guests. Concrete pavers are individually durable and can be subjected to heavy loads and harsh weather conditions as well as providing a perfectly non-slip surface. Consider arranging small concrete pavers in an interlocking fashion when dealing with areas exposed to excessive foot or vehicular traffic.
Natural stone as a classic paver option
Natural stone refers to an extensive range of materials, from golden sandstone to jet-black granite. Because they are carved from the earth, no two natural stone pavers are identical. Each contains slight differences in color and texture, which can add natural beauty and interest to your patio floor. Their earthy tones, irregular edges, as well as the sheer timelessness of natural stone make good candidates for both modern and traditional patios. Natural stone is highly sought after for its aesthetic appeal and can greatly boost the value and curb appeal of your property.
Linking your home and patio
Your patio is an extension of your existing living space and should complement the architectural style of your home. A minimalist patio incorporating large format patio stones and chrome finishes can be the perfect accent to a modern Danbury home. Likewise, the warm, traditional tones of flagstone such as those possessed by Unilock’s Beacon Hill Flagstone pavers, are excellent for linking the interior of a traditionally designed home with its exterior. The hues within your patio stone and jointing sand can also be selected to echo your home’s façade, as well as interior accents.