Make It Special

Outdoor living elements

Fireplaces, firepits, water features and grill islands can instantly transform your patio into a spectacular outdoor living area. Unilock pre-built outdoor living elements come in a variety of styles and can be easily placed in your backyard by a skilled contractor. Click here to see them.

Borders, accents and paver rugs

Much like you would design a tile project inside your home, start by selecting a main paver and then complementing with one or two accents. Your unique accent could be a border to help define various outdoor spaces, color banding in pillars and walls, or even a paver ‘rug’ design in front of special features like your barbeque or a fireplace.  Beyond color combinations, you can also experiment with various border widths; very large areas can accommodate borders that are even 3, 5 or 7 rows wide!

Jointing compound – small detail, big difference

Changing the jointing sand color can dramatically change the look and feel of your paver surface. Consider complementing things such as house siding color, the paver or border color, or the color of your vertical elements when selecting a sand color.    

Accent lighting

Landscape lighting will bring your new outdoor space to life in a new way. From providing functional light that allows you to entertain after the sun goes down, to accent lighting that provides artful illumination of trees and other landscape features, the possibilities are endless. Pay particular attention to opportunities to enhance safety by lighting the edges of steps, walkways and pool surrounds.

Wall accents

For a completely harmonious design, consider taking the banding design used in paver flatwork, and applying it to vertical elements like pillars, walls and grill islands. In this front entrance project, we see that Series Black Granite banding has been used to accent both the Artline pavers and Lineo pillar and walls.