Patios are the perfect hangout location for the summertime. If you’re thinking about installing or redoing a patio but don’t know where to start, here is a run-down of the main options and the BASIC pros and cons of each:
While this is durable, keep in mind that you may have to refinish it every season.
No need to re-seal this! This is a super durable patio idea.
Less expensive than natural stone, but just as beautiful
Easy to install, pre-finished
Relatively simple to install, sturdy in any weather
A very classic look, and you might even be able to find bricks for free
Allow space between stones for grass to grow in the cracks.
Make a pattern with bricks and fill in the spaces with gravel. Good for gardens or fire pit gatherings.
Create a floating patio in your yard with lumber or other material. Perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. Being detached from the house makes it feel like a pseudo island getaway!
Make a patio mosaic from colorful glass or ceramics. You can even get mosaics that are pre-made—just follow the instructions to install!