February 12, 2021

Ultimately, you want your outdoor areas to be an extension of your indoor living spaces. After spending so much time at home, many homeowners are looking at their property with fresh eyes, and visualizing the potential that awaits. A paver patio can be a unique reflection of your style, is relatively quick to have installed, and can turn your backyard into an oasis you’ll want to enjoy regularly.

Upscale backyard private patio with lush landscape.

Expanding Your Outdoor Living Space with a Paver Patio

A paver patio is a great starting place for enhancing any outdoor living space. Paver patios are versatile, and can be customized to fit anywhere. Start by looking at the area you’d like to add a patio and consider what you want in terms of functionality. Are you picturing family nights with the kids? Do you want a luxurious space to relax? Are you hoping to entertain family and friends? Will you use the space during the morning to enjoy your coffee? The evening for family dinners or sitting around the fire pit? Ask yourself how you’d like to enjoy this new space and then talk with a local landscape contractor to begin planning around that vision.

Determine the Size of Your Paver Patio

What you want to include helps determine the size you’ll need your paver patio to be. You want to maintain a balance of traditional landscaping elements with hardscaping on your property, and this is where an experienced landscape contractor can provide so much insight. If you want to include a water feature, outdoor kitchen or bar, fire pit, living area large enough for the outdoor furniture you’ve been hoping for, your contractor will take all of that into consideration. Your patio needs to be large enough for the elements you want to include without feeling crowded or cluttered.

Determine the Location of Your Paver Patio

Look at where your paver patio will be from the inside looking out. When an outdoor living space is designed well, it will be beautiful to look at from inside your home as well as outside. Look at access points. Can you easily get to your kitchen or mudroom? Do you want access from the garage? Do you have a pool or other outdoor feature that you’d like to connect? There may be an area of your property where a paver patio just makes more sense.

Determine the Style of Your Paver Patio

There are many options for layout and design. You’ll have choices of stone, patterns, and colors. You may want a traditional rectangle shape, or you may want to think of getting more creative with different levels, shapes, and areas designated for different uses. Speaking with a landscape design expert can show you all the options you’ll have to give your paver patio the style you’re looking for.

How to Turn Your Paver Patio into Your Ideal Outdoor Living Space

Once you’ve decided on the basics of the patio, it’s time to start turning it into your ideal outdoor living space. Think about lighting elements, built in spaces for planting, where you’d like the furniture and décor to be placed, and where a water feature might fit to add the perfect touch.

Your front yard may be the first thing visitors see when they come to your property, and the backyard can be both your sanctuary for relaxation and the perfect place to entertain. When planning a new patio, don’t settle for a simple square with a border. You can turn your property into your ideal outdoor living space with tons of functionality. All you need is a bit of planning and the right landscape partner to bring your vision to life. Contact Twin Oaks Landscape for more information about our experienced team of paver patio installers and how soon we can help you get started with planning yours.