The weather is warming, the grass is green and you are ready to get outside and get going on your yard. You want a beautiful patio that serves as an outdoor living area, but you are unsure how to decide what style and color of patio to do. You’ve been shopping to see all the different options and you are totally overwhelmed.. Never fear, we are hear to ease your mind and give you some practical tips on how to choose your material and your colors!
Use and Functionality
The first thing we suggest you consider is where will you be using the pavers. For a patio? a driveway? maybe by the pool? It is important to consider it’s functionality and space so that you don’t discover too late that you made a vital mistake. For example, if you are putting them around a pool, we suggest you use light colors that don’t get to warm in the sun when you are walking on them barefoot. However, if you are building a driveway, dark pavers can add depth and dimension to your home!
Look around your yard, take into consideration the styles that already exist. The color or your home and the architecture style. This can help you to compliment the design so that it looks like it belongs. If you have a plain yard, you may want to consider adding a border to your design. If your yard is filled with beautiful plants and feels more like an oasis, you may want to consider natural stone. Taking in your surroundings can help you determine the look and feel of your pavers.
What do you like? At the end of the day this is your space and you need to like how it feels. Considering other elements is important, but you also need to like the way it turns out. It seems simple, but sometimes this is very much overlooked!
Budget can play a big role in deciding what you actually choose, so don’t forget you need to keep that in mind when you are shopping for pavers. You may fall in love with a natural stone, only to find out it is way out of budget. Just be mindful of what you can and can’t budget and talk to the sales man so they can instruct you to what options you may have.
Test them out
Don’t just go to the store and look at the pavers to pick your style, take a few home, set them by your home, in your space and test them out. It is important to see them with all the elements to make certain you like the way they look and feel.
These are just a few things to consider, if you need any assistance in choosing your color and style, our design team is always happy to help! Contact us today to start on designing your space..