A raised patio or deck can bring a lot of unexpected benefits to your Indianapolis, IN, backyard. Raised patios are virtually limitless when it comes to design possibilities, and will allow greater use of sloped, hilly, or uneven terrain. Here are some ideas to inspire your raised patio project:
Curves and Steps
This patio design offers a grand appearance, regardless of how big or small your outdoor space is. The wide, curved steps that connect the multi-level circular platforms make the construction visually interesting, while the choice of pavers and coping create a striking appeal. Consider the weathered aesthetics of Olde Quarry for the vertical surfaces of the patio and steps. This wall unit presents an aged, quarried rock appearance and a warm color palette. Take the design of your raised patio to another level by integrating a custom fire pit that will add coziness and create ambiance. For this, Unilock offers pre-built fire pit kits as an instant solution for warm gatherings. The Olde Quarry & Brussels Dimensional Stone custom fire pit is an excellent option, offering the rugged textures of weathered stone blocks. A circular design will echo the outline of a curved patio edge. Finally, add a finishing touch to the patio with Ledgestone or Brussels Fullnose coping. Alternatively you can use Olde Quarry’s own coping unit for a uniform appearance.
The distinct interest that the edges of a rectangular or geometric raised patio add to the space is a good reason to go with this design for your backyard. A geometric raised patio provides a futuristic beauty, perfect for modern and contemporary landscape styles. The subtle elegance of Rivercrest Wall is perfect for a project of this style. The natural, stacked flagstone textures of Rivercrest Wall make it an interesting counterpoint to a geometric architectural style. Available in two neutral color options – Buff and Coastal Slate – this wall unit gives any space a subtle touch, allowing the bolder colors of the primary patio paver to stand out. To complete the patio, consider incorporating the stunning Umbriano paver in the shade of Harvest Brown, Summer Wheat or French Grey. Umbriano is a beautifully designed Unilock paver that offers the authentic mottled surface of granite. Add accents with Copthorne and illuminate the space for a grand evening appeal.
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Combine Wood and Concrete Pavers
Warm-toned wood brings a sense of comfort to an area and can add contrast when combined with deep greenery or cool, blue-toned pavers. The blend of concrete pavers and wood is popular in Zen and minimalist styles, however most styles make use of this combination in some form or other. Wood makes a rich counterpart to a green yard and concrete benches. If you’re creating a large, elevated space for dining and grilling, keep things interesting by adding the look of flagstone to the space with Unilock Richcliff and combine it with rich wooden elements, such as a pergola or arbors. Select Pisa2 for your retaining walls and use Brussels Fullnose to add a smooth, rounded edge to steps and seating.
The title image features a raised patio with curved Olde Quarry walls.