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If you want to enhance your home’s traditional architecture, but you also want design versatility and greater color choices and styles, here are some patio pavers that complement a traditional aesthetic in Ashland, VA.
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What is a traditional aesthetic? Traditional means using materials that have always been used. Fortunately, the term is pretty broad, which allows for greater artistic expression and individuality than you might imagine.
If you look at historic homes in the Ashland area, you may notice a few consistent themes, such as using stone or brick for patios and walkways, or the use of certain color combinations. But how do you apply a traditional theme to a more contemporary home, especially if it doesn’t exactly fit into the “traditional” classification? This is where things get fun: You can enjoy the appeal of traditional building materials but add your own personality to the project.
Copthorne pavers are inspired by historic European street pavers and feature a weathered finish for historic appeal. They can be the perfect paver for curved spaces thanks to their smaller dimensions that minimize onsite cutting.
Copthorne colors offer a modern twist on classic bricks for greater design versatility while maintaining historic charm. The three traditional colors are Burgundy Red, Burnt Clay and Old Oak. Basalt and Steel Blue are often used to create stunning borders and accents. To add dimension to your patio, blend several colors onsite: the warmth of Burgundy Red, Burnt Clay and Old Oak or a sophisticated, cooler tone with Steel Blue, Burgundy Red, and Burnt Clay. Copthorne pavers can be used on patios, walkways, and driveways.
If you love the look of bluestone, choose Richcliff pavers. Inspired by natural flagstone, Richcliff pavers are the perfect paver if you want to add a natural touch to traditional homes. Available in Dawn Mist, Pebble Taupe, and Smoke Shale, these pavers are sold in random bundles of shapes and sizes for many laying options and a custom look. Blend two colors onsite to get exactly the look you want: for example, blend Smoke Shale and Dawn Mist to achieve an authentic bluestone look; or blend Dawn Mist and Pebble Taupe for a warmer flagstone look. Richcliff pavers can also be used on walkways and pool decks, to create a wonderful transition from the man-made structure of the home to the natural surroundings.
While Umbriano pavers are most often paired with contemporary homes, they can also be perfect complements to traditional homes. Umbriano pavers feature a unique mottled granite-like appearance due to randomly dispersed color and granite particles. Umbriano pavers are perfect for any residential application including pool decks, patios, walkways, and driveways. While five colors are available, including Autumn Sunset, French Grey, Midnight Sky, Summer Wheat, or Winter Marvel, the most traditional look can be achieved using the more subtle French Grey or Summer Wheat.
Brussels Block pavers are the original tumbled paver that delivers the timeless look of weathered quarried stone, making it a perfect complement to brick homes. Brussels Block pairs exceptionally well with Copthorne accents and gives your patio a relaxed and warm feel. Brussels Block colors are Almond Grove, Limestone, New York Blend, Sandstone, and Sierra.
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