Outdoor Space In Virginia – Patio Upgrades Are In

Filed Under: Patio    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia-patio2You can turn your entire backyard into one of the most splendid oasis getaways, far more resplendent than anything you previously had, and all it takes is a little strategic planning and the right creativity.  Whatever the design, the perfect backyard getaway starts with the Virginia patio.

For most of us, we love to entertain when we have outdoor space, especially a lot of it.  It’s fun to have family and friends over, with gatherings spilling out into the backyard.  If you’re going to do that though you need a place for everyone to gather.  The patio offers a lot more comfort than plain grass, and there’s a lot of room for customization.

We’re not all deck people, and sometimes we prefer to just have a nice comfortable patio where we can gather, cook and have fun.  The patio offers as much customization as any deck but there’s a little more benefit here.  A deck can only be so big before it turns into a monster that is taking up all your yard space.  A patio can be installed that mingles with your backyard more appropriately, with paths and extensions that weave through grass and gardens.

Your patio can take up much more space than a deck without interfering in the natural flow of things.  It also requires a lot less maintenance than a deck, and won’t cost you as much in regards to the installation.

Stuck on what you can do for a patio other than a square slab?  Consider using intricate or decorative pavers to lay a patio.  You can also use similar pavers to build retention walls around your patio where you can place raised gardens or benches.  Use additional bricks and pavers to create an outdoor fire pit that doubles as a grill – options you wouldn’t have if you chose to build a wooden deck.

Your patio can also cross the yard to encompass your pool and play area.  If you use pavers to build out your patio and extend the surface to envelope your pool, you won’t have to worry about treatment like you would with a wood pool deck.  Pavers are water resistance and make an excellent no-slip surface.  Not only will decorative pavers used in a patio add some luster and value to your backyard but you’re getting solid safety and durability in the mix as well.

In Virginia, patio work doesn’t need to be dull and boring with a solid slab of concrete – spice up your backyard and get creative.  Whether you’re weaving your patio into an intricate garden walk or you just want to extend your patio so that it meets the edge of your garden pond – you just need some strategic planning and a professional Virginia patio installer to help you get things moving.

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